• Valencia have won their last three league meetings with Villarreal in the Mestalla; they have never won four in a row against the Yellow Submarine.
  • Villarreal’s last six league goals have all been scored by different player (Mario, Gio, Moi Gomez, Perbet, Bruno and Pina).
  • Juan Antonio Pizzi is still unbeaten on home soil as Valencia boss (W3 D2) but if he fails to win this game, it will be his longest winless run in charge of los Che overall (four).
  • If Villarreal fail to win in Valencia, they will equal their longest winless run of the campaign (four).
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side have won all three meetings with sides from the Comunitat de Valencia this term.
  • Paco Alcacer has scored in the last five games in which Valencia have scored (six goals, three assisted by Feghouli).
  • Villarreal have conceded just one goal in the 15 minutes after half-time all season; a league-low.
  • Fede has been fouled more frequently than any other regular La Liga player this season (every 21.35 minutes on average).
  • Marcelino has never drawn against Valencia as a La Liga manager (W5 L2).