• Villarreal have only recorded three victories in their last 10 home La Liga meetings with Real Sociedad (D4 L3).
  • The Basque side have scored exactly once in each of their last five top-flight meetings with the Yellow Submarine.
  • Antonie Griezmann could become the first player to score in six successive away games in La Liga this season.
  • Carlos Vela scored his first ever right-footed goal for Real Sociedad in La Liga in the last meeting between these sides (1-1 in April 2012).
  • Real Sociedad have won five consecutive league games; they have not won six in a row in the top-flight since 87/88.
  • With his goal in the derby last weekend, Antoine Griezmann overtook Xabi Prieto as Real Sociedad’s current top La Liga scorer (36).
  • Ikechukwu Uchehas scored nine league goals this season; his best ever La Liga goal haul.
  • Real Sociedad have committed just 192 fouls this season, a league-low, and are one of only four teams yet to be shown a red card.
  • If they win this game, Villarreal will have recorded the best first-half points tally of any newly-promoted side since the three points for a win rule was introduced (34 points).