• Almeria’s only previous victory over Atletico Madrid was also in Gameweek 23 (1-0 in 2010).
  • The Red-and-Whites have never beaten Almeria in the Juegos del Mediterraneo in the top-flight, however (D3 L1).
  • Almeria have not won three consecutive home games in the Primera since 2008/09 (four), when Hugo Sanchez was in charge.
  • Atletico Madrid have become the first team other than Real Madrid or Barcelona to top La Liga in the second-half of the season since Sevilla in 2006/07 (Gameweek 25).
  • Almeria have the opportunity to equal their record for consecutive home clean sheets in La Liga in this game (four, in 2007/08).
  • Diego Costa has scored 20 league goals this season; as many as he had managed in the last two seasons combined.
  • Diego Simeone’s side have only failed to score in one away game this season, though this was the only game they have lost on the road (1-0 at Espanyol).
  • Atletico are unbeaten in 19 top-flight games against Andalusian sides (W14 D5), a run that coincides perfectly with Simeone’s arrival.
  • Almeria’s last eight league goals have all been scored by different players.
  • Diego Costa has scored more second-half goals (11) than the entire Almeria squad (seven) this term.