• The reverse meeting between these sides in August, which ended 2-2, was the first ever clash in the top-flight.
  • Elche only won one of their last seven home meetings with Almeria in the Segunda (D3 L3), though that was the most recent clash (1-0 in 2012).
  • Elche have the opportunity to win successive league games at the Martinez Valero for the first time since returning to La Liga last year.
  • Almeria have recorded as many victories over the last five gameweeks as they mustered in the rest of the season leading up to that run (three).
  • Only Alvaro Negredo (seven in 08/09) has recorded more assists for Almeria in a single La Liga season than Suso has this term (six).
  • Elche have not won any of their previous three home meetings with sides from Andalusia this term (D1 L2), conceding exactly once on each occasion.
  • Almeria’s last four away league goals have all arrived in the first-half.
  • No La Liga side has conceded more second-half goals than Almeria this term (26).
  • Almeria have lost a league-high eight points with goals conceded in the final 10 minutes of the game this term.