• Betis’s 1-0 victory over Espanyol in the Villamarín last season ended a run of eight without a win at home to the Catalan side in La Liga (D7 L1).
  • Only against Athletic (32) have Real Betis drawn more games than they have against Espanyol (30) in their La Liga history.
  • The Green-and-Whites have gone 14 league games without a win (D3 L11); their worst ever run in the Primera.
  • Espanyol have only lost one of their last four away league games (W1 D2); 1-0 at El Sadar against Osasuna.
  • Betis have missed two of their three penalties this season, with all three coming on home soil (Ruben Castro and Jorge Molina).
  • Only Cristiano Ronaldo (five) has scored more penalties than Sergio Garcia (four) in La Liga this season.
  • Espanyol captain Sergio Garcia has been tackled more often than any other player this season (151); Nacho (50) has made the most tackles for Real Betis.
  • Raul Rodriguez has committed more fouls without being booked than any other La Liga player this season (20).
  • There have been 16 previous occasions of a team only recording two victories from their first 21 La Liga games, and only five have avoided relegation. Real Zaragoza (11/12) were the last team to do so.