• Sevilla have scored two or more goals in each of their last six home league meetings with Rayo Vallecano (W3 D1 L2).
  • Los Franjirrojos have scored a penalty on each of their last two trips to Nervión (Chori Dominguez last season, Diego Costa two seasons ago).
  • Unai Emery has won all three of his league meetings with Rayo as a top-flight manager (eight goals scored, three conceded).
  • Rayo Vallecano won 3-2 at the Pizjuan in 1999/00 in the season in which they recorded their second-best top-flight finish (ninth) but their opponents were relegated.
  • Rayo have lost four successive league games; their worst ever run with Paco Jemez at the helm.
  • Sevilla have never had two points after five games of a top-flight campaign before. Assuming three points for a win, on the two occasions they have had fewer points (one), they have not been relegated (1950 and 1959).
  • Excluding Ronaldo and Messi, no La Liga player has more goals across all competitions than Kevin Gameiro this season (five).
  • Gameiro has scored 50% of Sevilla’s league goals this campaign (three of six).
  • Neither Sevilla nor Rayo have scored a goal in the opening half hour of games this season.