• Espanyol are unbeaten in five La Liga meetings with Real Sociedad, winning two and drawing three.
  • On home soil, the Parakeets have not lost to Sociedad since September 2002 (W3 D4), when Darko Kovacevic scored brace in a 3-1 win for the Basque side.
  • The last three draws between these sides in Barcelona in the top-flight have finished with the same scoreline (2-2).
  • Javier Aguirre has never lost a home game as a top-flight manager against Real Sociedad (W4 D3).
  • Espanyol have never lost consecutive league games at the Cornella El-Prat with Javier Aguirre in the dugout.
  • Real Sociedad have only lost one of their last six league games (W4 D1), and that was in the Bernabeu against Real Madrid (5-1).
  • Sergio Garcia (three goals against Rayo) and Carlos Vela (four against Celta) both scored their first ever La Liga hat-tricks last weekend.
  • Espanyol would find themselves in the relegation zone if only first-half goals counted (19th with just 11 points).
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (39%) has fired in a higher percentage of his team’s shots than Antoine Griezmann (23%) in La Liga this season.