• Villarreal’s 1-0 win over Elche earlier in the campaign was the first ever meeting between these two sides in the top-flight.
  • Marcelino’s side have won more points from Valencian derbies than any other side this season (nine).
  • Elche are without a win in four league games (D2 L2), failing to score in each of the last three.
  • Villarreal are winless in three league games at El Madrigal (D2 L1), not winning there since February (3-1 v Osasuna).
  • Giovani dos Santos has scored more goals than any other Villarreal player at El Madrigal this term (seven).
  • Villarreal have the third best shot conversion rate in La Liga this season (18.32%); Elche, the second worst (9.41%).
  • Elche have scored just nine goals in the first-half all term; a league-low.
  • Only Lionel Messi (81.1) and Cristiano Ronaldo (84.8) have better minutes/goal ratios than Jeremy Perbet (100.1) in La Liga this season (minimum 700 minutes).
  • No Elche player has scored more than once across the second round of games so far (six players have scored one).