• Real Sociedad have never lost against Almeria in the top-flight, winning one and drawing one of two previous meetings.
  • The Basque side have score exactly twice in both of these top-flight clashes with Almeria.
  • After their 2-1 victory in the Mestalla, Joseba Arrasate’s side can win consecutive games for the first time this season here.
  • Almeria are bottom of the league with only three points, only one more than Real Sociedad had at this stage in 2006/07 when they were relegated to the Segunda.
  • Francisco’s squad have scored a league-high proportion of 73% of their goals during the first-half this season.
  • Carlos Vela has participated in 50% of Real Sociedad’s league goals this season (two goals, two assists).
  • Almeria have lost a league-high nine points from winning positions this season.
  • Ruben Pardo, who has completed more passes than any other Real midfielder this season (213), will play his 50th top-flight game for the Basque outfit.
  • Esteban, currently the oldest player to have played in La Liga this term, has saved more shots from outside the area than any other keeper this season (26).