• Espanyol are without a win in nine league games (D3 L6); their worst run since October 2012 (12).
  • Until this season, Sevilla had only started one La Liga campaign with a draw since their most recent promotion; that was in 2008/09 when they finished third.
  • Sevilla have won more games (62) and scored more goals (215) against Espanyol than against any other side in their top-flight history.
  • If Sevilla win this game, they will have won four consecutive games against los Pericos for the first time in the Primera.
  • Sevilla ended a run of 22 away league games without a win (D8 L14) with victory in this fixture; it was their third longest away drought.
  • Undiano Mallenco was also the referee when Sevilla won 3-2 at Espanyol on the final day of the 2010/11 season; a result which saw them finish fifth.
  • Against no side has Sergio Garcia netted more often in La Liga than he has against Sevilla (5). Indeed the Catalan player scored both of his team’s goals against the Andalusian side last term.
  • Garcia participated in a higher percentage of his team’s goals than any other Primera player in 2013/14 (12 goals, nine assists).
  • No side received more yellow cards on MD1 than Sevilla (four).
  • Sevilla’s only win without Beto in La Liga last season came on the final day against Elche (D2 L2, both defeats coming away from home).