• Espanyol have only won two of their most recent six home league meetings with Atletico (D1 L3), scoring three or more goals in each victory.
  • The Red-and-Whites have won all three league meetings with Espanyol (with Diego Simeone as boss), the last two both finishing 1-0.
  • Espanyol have not lost successive league games at Cornella-El Prat since Javier Aguirre took charge.
  • After winning four of his first six meetings with Atleti as Osasuna manager, Aguirre has lost his last three against his former side – two with Zaragoza, one with Espanyol.
  • The Red-and-Whites have won their opening eight league games of a season for the first time in their history and they (and Barcelona) are now one away from equalling Real Madrid’s record nine game winning start in 1968/69.
  • Espanyol have the worst passing accuracy in La Liga this season; just 70.75%.
  • Only one of Espanyol’s last eight league goals has come before half-time.
  • Arda Turan has scored more goals against Espanyol than any other side during his time in La Liga (three).
  • Diego Costa has scored Atletico Madrid’s last six league goals; since their most recent promotion, no Atletico player has scored seven successive goals for them.