• Villarreal have won three of their last five meetings with Sevilla in La Liga (D1 L1); the last one of these victories coming when Marcelino was Sevilla manager (1-2 in 2012).
  • That defeat against his current side ended in Marcelino getting sacked as Sevilla manager.
  • Only against Espanyol (six) have the Yellows drawn more games at home in La Liga than they have against Sevilla (five).
  • Villarreal have received three red cards in their last three league meetings with Sevilla, only one fewer than Sevilla have received against Villarreal in their La Liga history.
  • Marcelino has only won one of his six meetings with Sevilla as a La Liga manager (L5), though this was his most recent encounter with his former side (3-2 with Racing in 2011).
  • Sevilla have scored at least once in each of their last seven away games; they have not scored in eight in a row on the road in La Liga since 1995 (nine).
  • Marcelino’s side have only lost one of their last five league games (W2 D2) but are without a win in three at El Madrigal (D2 L1).
  • Villarreal have earned a league-high eight points with goals scored in the final 15 minutes of games this term.
  • With 25 points, Sevilla would be fourth in the table if only first-halves counted in La Liga this term.