• Real Madrid have won their last five home league meetings with Villarreal, scoring 4.3 goals per game over the last three.
  • Villarreal have played more games at the Santiago Bernabeu without a win than at any other ground in their top-flight history (13, drawn three and lost 10).
  • Villarreal are the last away side to draw 3-3 at the Bernabeu, in a game in which Zinedine Zidane scored his last home league goal for the Whites.
  • The side from the capital have won six successive home league games, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three.
  • Real Madrid have not lost any of their five league games without Cristiano Ronaldo over the last three campaigns (W3 D2).
  • Marcelino Garcia Toral won his first La Liga game as manager at the Bernabeu 3-0, back in 2006 with Recreativo.
  • Diego Lopez has kept three consecutive clean sheets at the Bernabeu; the last goalkeeper to keep four in a row was Iker Casillas back in 2009/10.
  • Karim Benzema has scored in Real Madrid’s last five home league games (six goals in total).
  • Marcelino’s side have won four of their five league games in 2014 so far (L1).
  • Real Madrid have netted a league-high 36 second-half goals this term.
  • Ikechukwu Uche has scored seven of the Yellow Submarine’s last 11 away league goals.