• Valencia have lost 12 times against Sevilla over the course of the last 10 seasons; more than against any other La Liga club in this period.
  • Valencia’s 2-0 victory over Sevilla at the Mestalla in January brought about the sacking of former Sevilla boss Michel.
  • Unai Emery’s Sevilla side got their own back on the final day of last season however. They beat Valencia 4-3 to deny los Che a place in the Champions League qualifiers.
  • Ex-Valencia manager Emery has won his one trip to the Mestalla as a visiting manager to date (1-0 with Almeria in 2008).
  • Valencia have lost three successive league games; their worst record since the four straight defeats that cost Ronald Koeman his job in March 2008.
  • Sevilla have only claimed two points from four games this season, one less than their total at this stage in 1999/00 when they were last relegated.
  • All five Valencia goals this season have been scored by Portuguese players (Helder Postiga three, Ricardo Costa two).
  • Sevilla have gone 18 away league games without a win (D6 L12), their worst run on the road since 2001 (20).
  • Ivan Rakitic is the only current Sevilla player to have scored against Valencia in this fixture. He scored the winner at the Mestalla in March 2011 (0-1).