• This will be the first ever top-flight meeting between these sides.
  • Elche won both meetings with Villarreal in the Segunda last season (1-0 at home, 3-2 away).
  • The winning goal in this fixture last season was scored by Coro; all three of his league goals this term have come at the Martinez Valero.
  • The Catalan striker is now just one short of equalling his La Liga record goal haul for a single campaign (four with Espanyol in 2006/07).
  • Villarreal have lost their last three Comunidad Valenciana derbies when they have been the away side, the last time they managed a point was at Hercules in 2010 (2-2).
  • Elche have only won one of their five home league games this season (D2 L2); 2-1 against Espanyol.
  • Giovani dos Santos has scored six league goals this season; he is now only three short of Marco Ruben’s total of nine in 2011/12; he was top scorer in Villarreal’s last Primera campaign.
  • Villarreal have failed to score in three consecutive away league games; they have not failed to net in four consecutive games on the road in a single season since 2005/06.
  • Cani has now made 26 La Liga assists for Villarreal; three more than Juan Roman Riquelme managed for the Yellows.