• Elche have gone three home games in a row without a win against Real Sociedad in La Liga (D2 L1), their last victory at home against them in the top-flight came in 1976.
  • The side from the Basque country have won three away games in Elche in the top-flight; all by a 2-1 scoreline.
  • Real Sociedad can win their opening two games of a La Liga season for the first time since 2002/03, when they finished second, should they win this game.
  • With his goal against Getafe, Carlos Vela overtook Agirretxe as the top scorer for Real Sociedad since their promotion in 2010 (27 league goals).
  • Elche and Real Sociedad last met on the second gameweek of a top-flight season in 70/71, when Real won 2-0 at home.
  • In their last two top-flight seasons, Elche have lost their opening two games without troubling the scorers.
  • Elche were the only team in La Liga to concede two goals from outside the area last weekend.
  • Haris Seferovic became the first Swiss player to score in La Liga since Fabio Celestini (Getafe) in August 2006.
  • Elche only made five goal attempts in the inaugural weekend of La Liga this season; only Levante (three) attempted fewer.