• Valencia have won eight of their last 10 top-flight meetings with Elche (D1 L1), losing only the most recent clash (2-1 this season).
  • Elche’s one previous victory at the Mestalla in the Primera came way back in 1965 (2-1); the year current Elche boss Fran Escriba was born.
  • Los Che have won nine of their last 12 home meetings with Elche in the top-flight, scoring 24 and conceding just four.
  • Valencia have won both regional derbies under Juan Antonio Pizzi in La Liga so far.
  • Elche have the opportunity to do the double over Valencia for only the second time in their top-flight history (also 65/66).
  • Valencia have taken 21 points from 15 games under Juan Antonio Pizzi; just one more than they claimed in 16 games under Miroslav Djukic (20).
  • Richmond Boakye has scored four league goals this season; three have been headers and three have come in the 90th minute.
  • Paco Alcacer has directly participated in six of Valencia’s last 13 home league goals (five goals, one assist).
  • Valencia have lost a league-high 20 from winning positions this season.