• Valencia have won five of their last six league meetings with Rayo Vallecano (L1), scoring four times in three of these games.
  • The side from Vallecas have only won one of their 14 trips to the Mestalla in the top-flight, with that victory also the only time they have managed a clean sheet there (0-1 in December 2012).
  • Rayo have never conceded as many as 16 goals after five games of a top-flight season before.
  • Paco Jemez’s side have lost their last four league games; they have not lost five or more on the spin since May 2012 (six).
  • Valencia have only lost one of their last 11 home league games (W8 D2).
  • Against no other side has Jonas scored more La Liga goals than he has against Rayo Vallecano (three).
  • Ex-Valencia defender Miroslav Djukic has won both of his top-flight meetings as a manager against sides coached by Paco Jemez, the former Rayo Vallecano centre-back.
  • Ever Banega has made a league-high three assists from set pieces this season.
  • Rayo Vallecano have conceded more goals than any other side in the top five European leagues this season (20).