• Villarreal’s victory over Levante in the reverse fixture ended a run of three consecutive defeats against their local rivals; their worst ever top-flight run against los Granotas.
  • Levante won 3-0 on their last La Liga trip to El Madrigal; the same score that Villarreal won by at the Ciutat de Valencia earlier this season.
  • Villarreal have won more points from Valencian derbies than any other team this season (10), while Levante have the worst record (three points).
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral’s side have drawn their last three home league games 1-1.
  • Levante have only lost one of their last six away league games (W2 D3) and that was at Real Madrid (3-0).
  • Joaquin Caparros has lost his last four La Liga games at El Madrigal; his last win there came back in 2007 with Deportivo (2-0).
  • Villarreal have only won two of their six league games without Giovani dos Santos this term (D2 L2) and both these victories came away from home.
  • Levante have recorded the lowest possession figure in each of the last two La Liga seasons, in each case being the only team to average under 40%.
  • Levante’s last eight league goals away from home have all been scored by different players.