• Real Madrid lost all four league games in Andalusia last season; this season they have won two out of two so far (Granada and Almeria).
  • Madrid have won six of their last seven league meetings with Real Betis, though they lost their last away game against them (1-0).
  • Only one of Real Betis’s last six goals against Real Madrid has been scored by a non-Spanish player (Jefferson Montero), whilst only one of Real Madrid’s last 12 against los Beticos has been scored by a Spaniard (Isco).
  • Jorge Molina has scored more goals against Real Madrid than against any other La Liga side (four).
  • Juan Carlos Garrido has lost all four league meetings with Real Madrid as a manager.
  • With 11 points, Real Betis have made the worst start to a La Liga side at the half-way stage since Xerez in 2009/10 (eight points).
  • No team in La Liga history has survived relegation having won 11 or fewer points from 19 games.
  • Real Madrid have scored a joint-high 53 goals this season, while Real Betis have scored a league-low 16.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player to have over 100 shots this season (106), exactly twice as many as the next highest figure (Diego Costa, 53).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday became the first Portuguese player to win the Ballon D’or on two different occasions (Figo and Eusebio both claimed one).