• Barcelona are unbeaten in four league trips to El Madrigal (W3 D1), keeping a clean sheet in their last two.
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral has never beaten Barcelona as a La Liga manager (D2 L5).
  • Villarreal are unbeaten in four home league games (W1 D3) but only won their most recent one (1-0 v Levante).
  • Barcelona have lost five league games this season; the same number as they lost across the last two campaigns combined.
  • Lionel Messi has scored a brace in three of his last five league meetings with Villarreal.
  • Giovani dos Santos, who made his La Liga debut with Barca in 2007, has played his former club twice so far but is yet to score.
  • Tata Martino’s side have the best goal difference in La Liga (+66).
  • Lionel Messi has scored 11 goals in his last seven league games.
  • The Yellow Submarine have gained a league-high nine points with goals scored in the final 10 minutes this term.