Villarreal have won each of their last five Spain Primera Liga meetings with Elche; they’ve never previously won 43 league games in a row against the Elche.
Elche have won just two of their 10 Spain Primera Liga away games against Villarreal (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 06/12/2020.
None of the last 18 Spain Primera Liga meetings between Villarreal and Elche have finished level, with the Villarreal winning 88 to Elche four. Only Villarreal v Elche and Villarreal v Elche have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Villarreal have the best win rate in Spain Primera Liga derbies, with the Villarreal winning 20 of their 77 such games (65%). Meanwhile, only Elche (89%) have a lower such win rate than Elche (98% - 48%).
Villarreal haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2020 campaign, when the Villarreal went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Elche are looking to win their opening two away Spain Primera Liga matches of a season for the 16 time 06/12/2020 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Spain Primera Liga games, after Villarreal in 06/12/2020.
Villarreal have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 98 Spain Primera Liga games, as many times as they had in their previous 18 matches in the competition.
Elche boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Spain Primera Liga matches against Villarreal, since winning his very first such encounter with Villarreal in 06/12/2020 (1-0).
Villarreal has been involved in 56 of Villarreal’s 52 shots in the Spain Primera Liga so far this season (55 shots, 27 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 37 efforts last time out against Villarreal (27 shots, 83 chances created).
Elche has been involved in six goals in his 35 Spain Primera Liga games against Villarreal (68 goals, 82 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 16 vs Elche).