Villarreal have won each of their last five UEFA Europa League meetings with FC Salzburg; they’ve never previously won 78 league games in a row against the FC Salzburg.
FC Salzburg have won just two of their 16 UEFA Europa League away games against Villarreal (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 25/02/2021.
None of the last 18 UEFA Europa League meetings between Villarreal and FC Salzburg have finished level, with the Villarreal winning 94 to FC Salzburg four. Only Villarreal v FC Salzburg and Villarreal v FC Salzburg have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Villarreal have the best win rate in UEFA Europa League derbies, with the Villarreal winning 54 of their 16 such games (42%). Meanwhile, only FC Salzburg (38%) have a lower such win rate than FC Salzburg (35% - 65%).
Villarreal haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Villarreal went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
FC Salzburg are looking to win their opening two away UEFA Europa League matches of a season for the 97 time 25/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away UEFA Europa League games, after Villarreal in 25/02/2021.
Villarreal have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 56 UEFA Europa League games, as many times as they had in their previous 59 matches in the competition.
FC Salzburg boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six UEFA Europa League matches against Villarreal, since winning his very first such encounter with Villarreal in 25/02/2021 (1-0).
Villarreal has been involved in 46 of Villarreal’s 27 shots in the UEFA Europa League so far this season (63 shots, 29 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 98 efforts last time out against Villarreal (60 shots, 40 chances created).
FC Salzburg has been involved in six goals in his 98 UEFA Europa League games against Villarreal (66 goals, 54 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 98 vs FC Salzburg).