• Celta have only won one of their last eight league meetings with Espanyol (D1 L6), failing to score in five of them.
  • However, Espanyol have won just one of their last eight trips to Galicia (D2 L5), failing to score in six of them.
  • Espanyol’s last two league goals against Celta, both earning them 1-0 wins, have come in the 88th minute or later.
  • Only against Sevilla (34) have Celta won more top-flight games than they have against Espanyol (32).
  • Espanyol can still finish in seventh place in the league, if they win this game, Malaga fail to win, Athletic lose and Rayo Vallecano win (they would win a three team mini-league against Athletic and Rayo).
  • Celta have lost just one of their last eight league games (W3 D4).
  • Espanyol are unbeaten in five away league games (W3 D2), keeping three clean sheets.
  • Nolito has recorded more assists this term (12) than any other Celta player has managed in a Liga season since Opta started recording figures (1998/99).
  • Indeed in that period, only Luis Garcia (13 goals and nine assists) in 2007/08 has participated in more Espanyol goals than Sergio Garcia has this term (13 goals and eight assists).