• This will be the first top-flight meeting between Elche and Malaga since the Andalusian side’s reformation.
  • The last three clashes between these sides in the Segunda all ended with the same scoreline (2-0, twice in favour of Malaga, one win for Elche).
  • Elche have lost two successive league games; they have not lost three in a row all season.
  • Bernd Schuster’s side are one of only two sides (with bottom club Betis) who are yet to win away from home in La Liga this term.
  • Fran Escriba’s side have only scored six home league goals all season; a joint-low with Celta Vigo.
  • Malaga are the only Primera Liga side yet to concede a goal to an opposition substitute this term.
  • Elche are winless in three previous league games played on a Friday this season (D1 L2), while Malaga are without a win in four (D2 L2).
  • Coro has participated in four of Elche’s six league goals in the Martinez Valero this season (three goals, one assist).
  • Malaga have not lost any of the four league games in which Roque Santa Cruz has scored this season (W2 D2).
  • Wily Caballero has kept five clean sheets in La Liga this term; Elche have only managed two all season, a joint-low with Sevilla.