• Valencia have won their last five home league meetings with Malaga, their best ever run against the Andalusian side.
  • Nuno’s side had the youngest starting eleven on the opening round of La Liga matches (an average of 24 years and 178 days).
  • Malaga have played 13 La Liga games at the Mestalla without winning; at no ground have they played more often without a victory (level with the Bernabeu).
  • Malaga have the opportunity to win their opening two La Liga games for only the second time in their history (after 2002/03).
  • Valencia have conceded in their last seven home league games, last keeping a clean sheet in a 5-0 demolition of Real Betis in February.
  • On the opening day, Malaga won a La Liga game despite receiving two red cards for the first time since 2000 against Valladolid.
  • Lucas Orban was the only substitute to score last weekend.
  • Luis Alberto last week became the first Malaga player to both miss a penalty and score in the same La Liga game since Joaquin in 2012.
  • Nuno faced Malaga on two occasions as a Primera goalkeeper and failed to pick up a win (D1 L1).