• The only previous top-flight meeting between these sides played in Elche ended 3-0 to the Franjiverdes (November 1977).
  • Until their 4-0 defeat in the Camp Nou, Elche’s 3-0 defeat in Vallecas was their heaviest defeat of the campaign; it remains Rayo’s biggest victory of the season as well.
  • Elche have only taken one point from their last five league games, fewer than any other side since Gameweek 15.
  • Paco Jemez’s have won three away games this season; one more than they have managed on home soil.
  • Of all players to have scored in La Liga this season, Cristian Herrera has played the fewest minutes (two goals in 69 minutes).
  • Alberto Bueno has scored Rayo Vallecano’s last four away league goals, with two of them being assisted by Jonathan Viera.
  • Los Franjirrojos are the only La Liga side yet to score in the first 15 minutes this term.
  • The side from Madrid have scored a league-high 21% of their goals from the penalty spot this season.
  • Lass has made more open play crosses than any other player in La Liga this season (111), but none of them have provided an assist.