• Villarreal have lost their last three matches in the league against Atlético; their worst ever run against los rojiblancos in the top flight.
  • The Yellow Submarine are without a win in their last five home games in the league against clubs from Madrid (D2 L3).
  • Atlético have the opportunity to win two consecutive matches at El Madrigal in La Liga for the first time in their history.
  • Marcelino’s side suffered their first home loss of the season in their last home match and it was the first time this season they failed to score in El Madrigal (0-2 against Getafe).
  • Simeone’s team have only lost once in their last 14 away games in the league; 1-0 against Espanyol in October (W10 D3).
  • Marcelino has won two of his three matches at home as manager against Atlético Madrid in La Liga (L1).
  • Atlético are the only team in La Liga that have not conceded a goal in the first 30 minutes of a match this season.
  • Diego Costa has scored in 10 of the 12 league games he has featured in this season (13 goals).
  • Villarreal have only conceded one goal from a set-piece this season; Atlético have scored seven from such a situation, only Real Madrid (10) have scored from more.
  • David Villa has the opportunity to score in four consecutive league matches for the first time since December 2009, when he used to play for Valencia (5).