• Rayo have only won one of their eight meetings with Villarreal in the Primera (D2 L5), and that was the first ever meeting (1-5 in 2000).
  • Villarreal have played more away games at Vallecas without a defeat than at any other away venue in their La Liga history (W3 D1).
  • Villarreal are the only side that Rayo have played in La Liga since their most recent promotion and not managed a single goal.
  • Los Franjirrojos have lost four straight league games in Vallecas; their worst ever top-flight run of home defeats.
  • Villarreal are without a win in three league games (D1 L2); their worst run of the campaign.
  • Villarreal have earned a joint-league-high 12 points from losing positions in this season (with Barcelona).
  • Alberto Bueno has scored Rayo’s last three league goals; with the last two both assisted by Jonathan Viera.
  • Of all the keepers to have played all 17 league games this season, only Thibaut Courtois (11) has conceded fewer goals than Sergio Asenjo (18).
  • Rayo have scored just 19% of their goals in the first-half this season, a league-low proportion.