• Valencia have won five successive league meetings with Almeria, scoring 2.6 goals per game on average.
  • Almeria have only ever beaten Valencia once in La Liga, and that came back in January 2008 at the Mestalla with Felipe Melo scoring the only goal of the game.
  • Los Ches have won eight successive home league meetings with sides from Andalusia.
  • Valencia have scored at least once in each of their last 13 home league games.
  • Almeria have only scored one goal in their last five league games combined (Rodri, in the 1-2 defeat against Sevilla).
  • Over the last two seasons, Helder Postiga is the top scoring player in La Liga who hasn’t registered a single assist (17).
  • Miroslav Djukic could become the first Valencia manager to lose successive league games at the Mestalla since Unai Emery in March 2011 in this game.
  • Almeria have only taken three points from 10 games this season; they have the worst record of the bottom side at this stage since Levante in 2007/08 (one).
  • Ricardo Costa has scored six headed goals since the start of last season; the most of any defender in the top five European leagues.
  • Diego Alves, the goalkeeper to have played the most La Liga games for Almeria in their top-flight history, could play against his former club for the first time.