• Valencia are without a win in three league derbies with Levante (D2 L1), their worst ever run against their neighbours in the top-flight.
  • Levante have drawn each of their last four league visits to the Mestalla but have never won there in the top-flight (D4 L4).
  • Jonas Goncalves, Valencia’s top scorer this season with eight, has scored in the last two derbies against Levante at the Mestalla.
  • Valencia have lost both league derbies this season (4-1 against Villarreal and 2-1 against Elche), while Levante won their last one (2-1 against Elche).
  • Valencia have only won one of their last five league games in the Mestalla (D1 L3), but that was their biggest win of the season (3-0 v Osasuna).
  • Joaquin Caparros is unbeaten in three La Liga meetings with Valencia (W1 D2), with all three coming at last club Mallorca.
  • Levante have won four points with goals scored after the 89th minute this season; a league-high figure.
  • Valencia have confirmed Pizzi as their new manager; the last time Valencia had fewer points after 17 games of a La Liga season was way back in 1997/98 (18).
  • Juan Antonio Pizzi will hope to be the first La Liga manager of the season to take over following the sacking of another manager and win his first game (Javi Garcia and Garrido both lost).