• Almeria won their last top-flight meeting with Espanyol, ending a run of five without a victory against los Perequitos in La Liga (D1 L4).
  • In the four previous La Liga meetings between these sides in los Juegos del Mediterraneo, there has never been a draw and both sides have picked up two wins apiece.
  • Only one of Almeria’s nine La Liga goals against Espanyol has been scored by a Spaniard, with the last seven all coming from players from overseas.
  • Almeria (237) and Espanyol (255) are both in the top three for fouls conceded in La Liga this season.
  • Almeria have only scored one goal in their last four home league games this season (L3), but this earned them their most recent victory (1-0 v Valladolid).
  • Espanyol have only won one of their last six league games (D1 L4), but it did come in their most recent away game (4-1 in Vallecas).
  • Suso has provided 29% of Almeria’s assists this season; a league-high proportion.
  • Sidnei has averaged 4.17 interceptions per game this season, the highest rate in La Liga.
  • Javier Aguirre has never tasted defeat against Almeria as a La Liga manager (W2 D3), although he has drawn all three previous away games against them.