• Barcelona have won their last two league meetings with Villarreal at the Nou Camp; they have never won three in a row against them on home soil.
  • The Yellows have failed to score in their last three league meetings with Barca; the last player to score against the Catalans for them was Nilmark back in 2010.
  • Barcelona won 5-0 in their last home league meeting with Villarreal; their biggest ever victory against the side from Castellon.
  • Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas both scored their first La Liga goal in this 5-0 victory.
  • Barcelona have not lost successive league games since 2009, when Jose Manuel Pinto played in the second game of the run.
  • Barcelona have scored in their last 40 home league games; a La Liga record. The last team to prevent them from scoring was Sevilla in October 2011, when Marcelino Garcia Toral was in charge.
  • However, Marcelino has not won any of his six La Liga clashes with Barcelona as a manager (D2 L4).
  • Villarreal have won two consecutive league games away from El Madrigal; they have not won three in a row in the Primera since March 2008.
  • Cesc Fabregas and Gareth Bale have both participated in 13 league goals this season; a joint-high for midfielders.
  • Bruno Soriano has scored in the last two La Liga gameweeks; the first time he has ever scored in consecutive games in the Primera.
  • Of the 10 players to have made the most passes in La Liga this season, Sergio Busquets has the best pass completion rate (93.15%).