• Rayo Vallecano ended a run of 10 consecutive league meetings with Espanyol without a win with a 2-0 victory last season (D3 L7).
  • Rayo have the opportunity in this game to win two top-flight games against Espanyol for the first time in their history.
  • Paco Jemez’s side are the only side yet to draw a La Liga game this season.
  • Espanyol have only won one of their last eight league games (D1 L6), but that was against the side second in the table (1-0 v Atletico Madrid).
  • Rayo have not lost three successive La Liga games in Vallecas since 2002/03; the last time they were relegated to the second tier.
  • Jonathan Viera has participated in six of Rayo’s eight league goals this term (four goals, two assists).
  • Of all the players to have scored three or more goals this season, Thievy Biforuma has a joint-league-high shot conversion rate (50%).
  • Roberto Trashorras has had more shots without scoring than any other La Liga player this season (23).
  • Espanyol have only scored 23% of their goals in the first-half of the game this season; the lowest proportion in La Liga.