• Valencia have won their last five league meetings with Espanyol at the Mestalla, with the last three all ending 2-1.
  • Espanyol’s only victory in their last 12 away league games against los Che came back in 2007, when Ernesto Valverde was manager.
  • Javier Aguirre has lost five and won just one of his six La Liga games as a manager at the Mestalla (his one victory was with Osasuna in 2004).
  • Although he scored Valencia’s last goal in the Copa del Rey, Helder Postiga has gone 17 league games without a goal, his worst run since arriving in Spain.
  • Sergio Garcia has scored eight goals this season; his best league record with Espanyol and only one short of his overall best La Liga haul (nine with Betis in 08/09).
  • Valencia’s Spanish players have scored fewer goals than those of any other La Liga side this term (three).
  • Espanyol have only scored one away goal in the second-half all season; the lowest figure in La Liga.
  • Daniel Parejo has created a chance more frequently than any other regular La Liga player this term (one every 29 minutes).
  • Los Pericos scored two headed goals in the reverse fixture with Valencia this season for the first time since 2006 against Athletic Bilbao.