• Villarreal have only lost one of their last nine home La Liga meetings with Malaga, winning five and drawing three.
  • Overall, however, Villarreal have only won one of their last six against Malaga (D3 L2).
  • The side from Castellon have not won or even scored in any of their last three league clashes with sides from Andalusia.
  • Malaga have lost three of their last four trips to the Community of Valencia (W1), failing to score on two separate occasions.
  • The Yellows have only won one of their last five league games at El Madrigal, though that was the only one in this run that they scored in (1-0 v Elche).
  • Marcelino has won just one of his seven clashes with Malaga as a La Liga manager (D3 L3).
  • Javi Guerra, who has scored in his last two league games, has not netted in three in a row since October 2013 as a Valladolid player.
  • Malaga are the only side against whom both Dos Santos brothers have scored in La Liga (Giovani with Mallorca in 2013 and Jonathan with Villarreal this season).
  • Nordin Amrabat has contributed to more goals than any other Malaga player in the league this season (six goals and four assists).