Pregame in 10 stats: Celta-Espanyol

  • Celta has not lost any of his last five league clashes as a home team against Espanyol (3 wins 2 draws). Its last loss to the Barcelona team in Balaídos was in February 2007 (0-2).
  • The sky-blue team has won 29 games as a home team versus Espanyol in the league, more than against any other team at home throughout its career in First Division.
  • Espanyol has the opportunity to win its two clashes versus the Vigo team in the same season in LaLiga for the first time since 2006/2007.
  • Unzúe’s Celta has scored 39 goals after 22 league match-days played this season. In this century, only in the 2001-02 under the orders of Víctor Fernandez did Celta manage to score more (41).
  • If Espanyol does not win this game, the team would be facing the worst streak without winning any match since Sanchez Flores took over the team (five games, currently 2 draws 2 losses).
  • Iago Aspas has scored in four of his last six clashes against Espanyol in the league (four goals), three of them with the sky-blue jersey.
  • Aspas has scored 15 goals in the current 17/18 season and is the first Celta player that scores 15 or more goals in two straight seasons in First Division since Vladimir Gudelj 22 years ago (15 in the 95/96 season and 17 in the 94/95 one).
  • Gerard Moreno (two goals) and Pablo Piatti (two goals) have both scored in the last two clashes between Espanyol and Celta in the league, the four scored during the first half of the matches.
  • In fact, Gerard Moreno has scored nine of the 19 goals of Espanyol this season in league, 47%, the highest percentage of any player.
  • Quique Sánchez Flores has lost only two of his eight clashes as manager against Celta in the league (5 wins 1 draw) but has only won in one of his three visits to Balaídos (0-1 with Valencia in April 2006).