• Rayo have lost their last 10 successive league games against Real Madrid, their worst run of defeats against any side in their top-flight history.
  • Rayo Vallecano have not scored a single goal in any of their last three league meetings with the Whites; they have never failed to score in four consecutive Madrid derbies.
  • Paco Jemez’s side have lost three of their five home league games this term, winning on both occasions that they have managed a clean sheet.
  • Real Madrid’s defeat in the Nou Camp last time out ended a run of 11 straight away league games without defeat (W7 D4).
  • Los Merengues have scored in each of their last 15 away Madrid derbies, losing only two of them (W12 D1); both against Getafe.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has participated in six of Real Madrid’s last nine away league goals (four goals, two assists).
  • Rayo Vallecano have won their last two home Madrid derbies; they have never won three in a row in the Primera.
  • Gareth Bale has scored three goals in just three La Liga starts.
  • Bueno has participated in three of Rayo’s five home league goals this term (two goals, one assist).
  • Four of Real Madrid’s last five away league goals have arrived in second-half stoppage time.