• Villarreal have only lost one of their last five top-flight meetings with Almeria (W3 D1).
  • Almeria have never won at El Madrigal in the top-flight (D2 L2), although they have scored in three of those four games.
  • Despite that, Almeria have won their last two Primera Liga games in the Comunitat Valenciana (2-1 at Valencia in October 2013 and at the Rico Perez in March 2011).
  • Six of the Yellow Submarine’s last seven goals in La Liga against the Andalusian side have come in the second-half.
  • Almeria have lost a league-high 12 points in games in which they have scored the first goal this term.
  • Indeed, the reverse fixture between these sides remains the only game this season that Almeria have lost at home having scored first, and the only game that Villarreal have won away from home having conceded first.
  • Rodri’s only La Liga brace to date came against Villarreal in the reverse fixture.
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral has never lost against Almeria as a La Liga manager (W4 D1).
  • Manu Trigueros has had a joint-league-high 10 shots on target without scoring in La Liga this season.
  • Esteban has conceded more goals per game than any other regular goalkeeper this season (2) but has also averaged a league-high 4.47 saves per game.