• Malaga have only won two of their six meetings with Almeria in the top-flight (D1 L3), but both came at La Rosaleda.
  • Almeria have scored at least once in all six derbies against Malaga played in the Primera Division.
  • Malaga won the most Andalusian derbies in the top-flight last season (three of six), Almeria won the most in the second division (five of six).
  • Against no side have Almeria had more players sent off in the top-flight than they have against Malaga (four).
  • Bern Schuster’s side are unbeaten in three league games (W1 D2) and have kept a clean sheet in their last two.
  • Almeria have lost a league-high seven points from winning positions this season.
  • In the last league game at La Rosaleda, Mounir El Hamdaoui scored the first top-flight hat-trick by a Malaga player since Salva Ballesta against Barcelona in 2003.
  • Francisco’s side have scored exactly two goals in all five league games this season but have yet to win (D3 L2).
  • Almeria have already conceded four penalties this term; one fewer than they conceded in the 2010/11 season, their last top-flight campaign.