• Espanyol have only won one of their last five league meetings with Malaga (D1 L3).
  • On home soil, the Catalan side have lost just one of their last seven league meetings with Malaga, however (W5 D1).
  • The Blue-and-Whites have drawn four of their last seven league meetings with Andalusian sides in Cornella-El Prat (W1 L2).
  • Espanyol have alternated between winning and not winning in their last six home league games. For this run to continue, they must fail to beat Malaga here.
  • Malaga are without a win in 10 away league games (D3 L7), their worst run without an away win since January 2010 (12).
  • Javier Aguirre has only won two of his previous nine clashes with Bern Schuster as a La Liga manager, drawing one and losing six.
  • Espanyol have scored a league-high 83% of their goals in the second-half this term.
  • Ex-Espanyol player Sergio Sanchez has averaged 3.63 interceptions per game this season; the most in La Liga.
  • Malaga have failed to score in three successive league games; no club has gone four without a goal in La Liga this term.