• Valencia have gone eight games without a win against Real Madrid in the league (D2 L6); they have never gone nine in a row.
  • Los Che have lost their last four league meetings with Real Madrid in the Mestalla, conceding 4.25 goals per game on average.
  • Real Madrid’s last trip to the Mestalla in the league saw them inflict Valencia’s heaviest ever La Liga home defeat (5-0 in January).
  • Against no side in their La Liga history have Valencia lost more games than they have against Real Madrid (82).
  • Valencia have won just 20 points from 16 games so far this term; the last time they had fewer points at this stage of a La Liga season was back in 1997/98 (15).
  • Valencia have lost eight points from games in which they have scored the first goal this season, only Almeria (12) have lost more.
  • In the Vicente Calderon last time out, Valencia ended a run of 26 consecutive league games in which they had found the net; their best run since 1948 (29).
  • Of all players to have scored at least five goals in La Liga this season, Isco has the best shot conversion rate (46.15%).
  • Real Madrid have scored a league-high six goals in the final 15 minutes of away games this season; Valencia are one of only three sides yet to concede at home in this period.
  • Dani Parejo has created a chance more frequently than any other player this season (every 26.4 minutes), while Isco is second in this category (27.6).