• Sevilla have won six of their last eight league meetings with Valencia (L2), though they did lose the reverse fixture this season.
  • Sevilla have not lost on home soil to los Che since May 2004, when Valencia finished the season top of La Liga (D2 W7, including winning the last four in a row).
  • Valencia have failed to score in six of their last eight league trips to the Sanchez Pizjuan.
  • Unai Emery’s side have lost three consecutive league games and are winless in five (D2); they have not endured a worse run since February 2012 (eight), when Marcelino was sacked.
  • Sevilla have scored in 11 successive league games; they have not scored in 12 or more in a row since 2008 (14).
  • Valencia are unbeaten in four league games. If they avoid defeat here, they will register their best run of the campaign.
  • Only Real Madrid (16) and Villarreal (12) have won more points in 2014 than Valencia (11).
  • Sevilla have claimed just two points from their last five league games; the joint-worst return in this period alongside Getafe.
  • Paco Alcacer has participated in four of Valencia’s last six league goals (three goals, one assist).
  • Four of Valencia’s last six league goals have been headers; only Real Sociedad (12) have scored more headed goals than los Che (11) in La Liga this season.
  • Rakitic has participated directly in four of Sevilla’s last eight league goals (three goals, one assist).