• If they don’t win this game, Villarreal will equal their worst ever run of top-flight games without a victory against Valencia (five).
  • Los Che have only won on two of their 13 visits to El Madrigal in La Liga (D4 L7), with their last win coming in 2007 (0-1, goal from Miguel Angel Angulo).
  • Villarreal have scored 39 goals against Valencia in the top-flight; their third best record against any side.
  • Marcelino has won all won all three home games against Valencia as a La Liga manager, with his teams scoring four and conceding none.
  • Valencia have scored in their last 20 La Liga games, their best run since 2003 (21).
  • Villarreal have won their last two home league games; they have not won three in a row since January 2011 (five).
  • The Yellow Submarine have won a league-high five points with goals scored in the final 15 minutes of games this term.
  • The last time Villarreal were reduced to nine men in El Madrigal in La Liga was against Valencia in May 2010; the side from Castellon still won 2-0.
  • Cani has assisted four of Villarreal’s last five league goals.
  • Jonas’s four league goals this season have earned Valencia six points; Giovani’s four have earned five points for Villarreal.