• Villarreal have gone nine games without defeat against Espanyol in La Primera (W4 D5), with five of these games ending goalless.
  • The Catalan side are without a goal in seven visits to El Madrigal in the league; Albert Lopo netter their last goal there back in 2005.
  • The Yellow Submarine failed to score last week having netted at least twice in each of their opening four games.
  • In their last 37 home league games, the side from Castellon have conceded exactly one goal per game on average.
  • Los Pericos have kept a clean sheet in each of their last six away wins in the league.
  • The Catalan side have been shown four red cards in their last six meetings with Villarreal in the top-flight.
  • Espanyol have won just one of their last 23 league visits to the Comunidad Valenciana (D6).
  • In five previous meetings as La Liga managers, Javier Agurre (W3) and Marcelino Garcia Toral (W2) have never drawn. The Espanyol manager is still searching for his first away win with the Catalans (D2 L1).
  • Villarreal are, together with Atletico Madrid, the team to have scored the most goals in the final 30 minutes of games this season (six).
  • Giovani dos Santos has scored three goals in five league games this season, the same total he managed with Barcelona after 28 games.