• Valladolid’s last two victories over Atletico in La Liga have both been settled by a single penalty goal (Baraja in 2008, Victor in 2009).
  • If they win this game, the Red-and-Whites will equal their best ever top-flight run of victories against Valladolid (five between 1982 and 1984).
  • Diego Costa, who scored in Atleti’s victory in Pucela last season (0-3), scored his first ever La Liga goal at the Jose Zorrilla when he played for Valladolid in 2009.
  • Valladolid are unbeaten in two league games; they have not gone three games unbeaten since their return to the top-flight two seasons ago.
  • Atletico Madrid have scored 14 goals in their four league games this season; their best return at this stage since 1955/56 (20).
  • David Villa has scored in two successive match days; no player has scored in three in a row this season.
  • Neymar (16) is the only striker to have been fouled more often than Diego Costa (15) this season.
  • Antonio Rukanova has created more chances than any other Valladolid player this season (seven) but has yet to log an assist.
  • Only Barcelona (189) have scored more goals against Valladolid than Atletico Madrid (173) in their La Liga history.