• Malaga have only lost one of their six previous home meetings with Rayo Vallecano at La Rosaleda (D2) since their reformation.
  • The side from the Costa del Sol have only won one of their last eight league games (D2 L5).
  • No player born in Spain has ever scored for the Blue-and-Whites in the Primera against the side from Vallecas.
  • Since their reformation, Malaga have never endured a worse start to a top-flight season after three games than they have this season (one point).
  • Roberto Trashorras has made the most passes (256), successful passes (218) and passes in the final third (50) this season.
  • Duda, who has been yellow carded more often than any other Malaga player in history (54), has now been sent off six times for the Andalusian side in La Liga – a joint-club-high with Dario Silva.
  • Rayo Vallecano attempted 23 shots last weekend; the most of any club in a single game this term.
  • The Madrid side are the only team in La Liga yet to concede a right-footed goal this season.
  • Pedro Morales, who scored his club’s last goal last season and first goal of this term, scored his first ever La Liga goal against Rayo in a game which he also provided two assists in.
  • Saul Niguez has committed a league-high 11 fouls this season.