• Sevilla are unbeaten in six league meetings with Espanyol (W3 D3), though their last defeat against them did come at the Pizjuan (1-2 in 2011).
  • That victory in Seville was the only time Espanyol have scored in the Pizjuan in their last five visits.
  • Unai Emery has won nine of his 12 meetings with Espanyol as a La Liga manager (D1 L2).
  • If they win this game, Sevilla will have won four consecutive home league games for the first time this term.
  • Espanyol have won four away games this season, just one fewer than they managed in the whole 2012/13 campaign.
  • Ivan Rakitic has become the first Sevilla player to reach double figures for goals and assists since the Andalusian side were last promoted.
  • Sergio Garcia has won more points with his goals than any other player born in Spain this season (11 from 11 goals).
  • Only one of Carlos Bacca's 14 league goals this season has been assisted by Ivan Rakitic.
  • Sergio Garcia has scored more away league goals this season (seven) than in his three previous campaigns with Espanyol combined (five).