• Elche have never won an away league game against Barcelona (D7 L13), conceding 3.8 goals per game over their last five visits.
  • Elche have failed to score on their last three league trips to the Camp Nou.
  • Elche have not won any of their last seven opening La Liga games (D1 L6), failing to score in six of these games.
  • On the other hand, when starting the season at the Nou Camp, Barcelona have only lost one of 41 inaugural matches (W35 D5), losing to rivals Espanyol in 1939.
  • Luis Enrique’s first home defeat as a La Liga manager was to Elche at the Balaidos in September 2013 (1-0).
  • Barcelona scored the second most La Liga goals last season (100), while Elche were the lowest scorers (30).
  • Barcelona have scored in their last 52 home league games; they are one away from equalling their third best run of all-time (53 between 1995 and 1998).
  • Los Ilicitanos ended last season with just one victory from their last 14 away league games (D4 L9); 1-0 against Malaga in May 2014.
  • Ivan Rakitic made a league-high seven assists from set plays last term.
  • Barcelona conceded the highest proportion of goals from corner situations in 2013/14 (27%).