• Almeria are the only current La Liga side to have never beaten Barcelona in the top-flight (D2 L6).
  • In eight previous league meetings with Barca, Almeria have only scored in three and are yet to muster a clean sheet.
  • Almeria suffered their heaviest ever top-flight defeat against Barcelona (8-0 in November 2010).
  • Lionel Messi is the only player to have scored a La Liga hat-trick at the Juegos de Mediterraneo.
  • Francisco’s side failed to score for the first time this season against Malaga in the most recent gameweek.
  • The last time Barcelona failed to score in an away league game was back in January 2012 against Villarreal (0-0).
  • The Red-and-Whites are without a victory this season (D3 L3), with all three of those draws ending 2-2.
  • Neymar, who scored his first goal in Barcelona’s last game, has made an assist in each of Barcelona’s last four league games.
  • All 10 Almeria goals this season have been scored by Spanish players; in their last top-flight campaign (2010/11), only seven of their goals came from Spaniards.
  • Lionel Messi has scored as many goals against Almeria as the South Coast side have scored in total against Barcelona in their La Liga history (eight).
  • Almeria have lost a joint-high five points from winning positions on home soil this season.