• Atlético have gone four league games without defeat against Villarreal; they have never gone five games unbeaten against los amarillos (W3 D1).
  • Atlético have scored exactly three goals in five of their last six league meetings with Villarreal in the Manzanares (W4 L2).
  • The two instances when Villarreal won in the Calderón in La Liga saw 90th minute winners (Nihat in 2007 and Joseba Llorente in 2009).
  • Atlético Madrid have won their last five league matches and Diego Costa has scored in four of those games.
  • The Yellow Submarine have only won one of their last six league games (D3 L2) but this victory came in their last visit to Madrid (0-1 in the Colisem against Getafe).
  • Los rojiblancos have kept clean sheets in four of their last five league games at home; the only instance when they failed to keep a side out, was against Real Madrid.
  • Villarreal have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four league games with all four of those goals from different players (Tomás Pina, Giovani dos Santos, Jérémy Perbet and Jonathan Pereira).
  • Seven of Koke's 12 assists this season in La Liga have been goals scored by Diego Costa.
  • Villarreal have scored just three headed goals this season, which is a league-low whilst Atlético have conceded the fewest number of headed efforts this term (three).
  • Marcelino has never won away at Atlético in the Primera as a manager (D1 L3).