• Espanyol are without a win in 11 league meetings with Barcelona, losing the last six in a row with just one goal scored in total.
  • Barcelona have won more games against Espanyol than any other side in their top-flight history (92).
  • On home soil, Espanyol have won just one of their last 12 derbies against Barca (D3 L8), failing to score more than once in any of the 11 they didn’t win.
  • Los Pericos are unbeaten in six league games (W2 D4); they have not gone six without defeat since February 2012.
  • Luis Enrique’s side are unbeaten in eight; their longest run since the first eight games of the season (both W7 D1).
  • Los Cules have kept a league-high 10 away clean sheets this term; they have only kept eight in the Camp Nou.
  • Sergio Garcia has only scored one goal in 12 league meetings with Barcelona but that came in this season’s reverse meeting.
  • Lionel Messi has scored just two goals in eight away games against Espanyol; his worst goals per game ratio against a side he has visited more than once.
  • Barcelona have conceded the fewest long distance goals this term (1); Espanyol the most (8).
  • Three of the five players to have been fouled the most this term play in the city of Barcelona (Lucas Vazquez 96, Neymar 80 and Messi 74).
  • Barcelona have committed the fewest fouls this term (322) while only Sevilla (532) have conceded more than Espanyol (521).