• Rayo Vallecano have lost consecutive games against Malaga for the first time in their top-flight history (eight goals conceded, only one scored).
  • Indeed, Malaga’s 5-0 victory in the reverse fixture remains their biggest win of the campaign so far.
  • Pedro Morales is still the last Malaga player to score and record two assists in the same La Liga game; he did so on his first ever La Liga start against Rayo in Vallecas last season.
  • Rayo have won five of their six home meetings with Malaga in La Liga since the Andalusian side’s reformation (L1).
  • Los Franjirrojos have lost six consecutive home league games; they are now just one short of Sporting’s La Liga record of seven straight home defeats (1997).
  • Malaga have lost consecutive away league games for the first time under Bernd Schuster.
  • Rayo have won six penalties on home soil this season; a joint-high with Barcelona.
  • Duda has directly participated in four of Malaga’s last five league goals (two goals, two assists).
  • Only the home side in this game, Rayo, have a lower shot conversion rate away from home (7.44%) than Malaga do (7.61%) in La Liga this season.
  • Roberto Trashorras has had more shots without scoring than any other La Liga player this term (33).