• If Atletico win this derby, they will equal their best ever run of top-flight home wins against Rayo Vallecano (four).
  • Los franjirrojos do, however, have the opportunity to win successive top-flight games against Atleti for the first time in their history.
  • Current Atletico player Leo Baptistao scored for Rayo Vallecano in their last two derbies against los Colchoneros last season.
  • Atletico Madrid have won two successive league games; they have not won three in a row since November 2012.
  • Rayo Vallecano suffered their heaviest ever opening day defeat in a top-flight campaign last weekend (3-0).
  • Diego Costa has scored four of the last five Atletico Madrid league goals (two against Sevilla last weekend and two against Zaragoza last season).
  • Alberto Bueno participated in all three of Rayo’s goals against Elche last weekend (two goals, one assist).
  • Of all players to score last weekend, Cristian Rodriguez played the lowest number of minutes (eight).
  • Alberto Perea scored the fastest goal by a substitute on the opening weekend of La Liga action (eight minutes and 39 seconds).