• Atletico Madrid have won four of their last five home league meetings with Espanyol (1L).
  • Those four defeats are, however, the only four Espanyol have suffered in their last nine league trips to Manzanares (W3 D2).
  • Espanyol are one of only three teams to have beaten Atleti in La Liga this season alongside Almeria and Osasuna.
  • That victory in Cornella-El Prat is the only victory Javier Aguirre has claimed in four meetings with Atletico since leaving his post with the Rojiblancos (L3).
  • Atletico are the only unbeaten home side in La Liga but have drawn three of their last five at the Vicente Calderon.
  • Espanyol have taken the same number of points as Atletico Madrid over the second round of fixtures so far (14).
  • David Villa has scored the first goal of the game seven times this season; no player has hit it more often.
  • Only in 2008/09 has Simao claimed more assists (eight) in a single La Liga campaign than he has this term (six).
  • The Red-and-Whites have won all 11 home league games in which Diego Costa has scored this term.
  • Koke has already registered 10 assists this term; the last player to register more in a single campaign for Atletico Madrid was Ariel Ibagaza in 2003/04 (11).