• Villarreal are unbeaten in 10 league meetings with Espanyol (W5 D5). Their last defeat against the Catalan side came back in January 2008 (3-0 in Montjuic).
  • Espanyol have scored a total of just one goal in their last 10 meetings with Villarreal combined, and that was in a 1-2 defeat in this season's reverse fixture.
  • There has only been one goal scored in the last four league meetings between these sides in Barcelona (three 0-0s and one 1-0 away win).
  • The Yellow Submarine have lost their last two league games; they have not lost three in a row in the Primera since March 2012.
  • Espanyol, on the other hand, have won their last two games; they have not won three league games in a row since February 2013, exactly a year ago.
  • Sergio Garcia has participated directly in five of his side's last six league goals (three goals, two assists).
  • Indeed, the Espanyol skipper has reached 10 goals this season; his record goal haul for a single La Liga campaign.
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral has only lost one of his seven meetings with Espanyol as a La Liga manager (W4 D2).
  • Villarreal have earned a league-high eight points with goals scored in the final 15 minutes of games this term.