• Real Madrid have won their last five league meetings with Elche; they have never won six in a row against los Ilicitanos.
  • The Whites recorded their biggest ever league win against any side in a clash with Elche in 1960 (11-2).
  • No current Elche player was even born when los Ilicitanos last claimed a point at the Bernabeu (2-2 in 1975).
  • Real Madrid have claimed 19 points in 2014 so far, the most in La Liga and five more than their fellow league-leaders Atletico Madrid and Barcelona (14).
  • Elche are unbeaten in three league games (W1 D2) and have only lost one of their last six; 4-0 in the Anoeta against Real Sociedad.
  • Jese Rodriguez has scored in Real Madrid's last three league games; the last Spanish player to score in four in a row for them was Raul Gonzalez in 2002/03.
  • Only Rayo Vallecano (nine) have conceded more goals to opposition substitutes than Elche (eight).
  • Karim Benzema has scored in his last six appearances at the Bernabeu; if he nets here, he will equal his record with Real Madrid (seven home games between 2010/11 and 2011/12).
  • Elche have had the lowest number of blocked shots in La Liga this season (40); Real Madrid, the most (87).
  • Only Cesc Fabregas (12) has made more assists than Gareth Bale (nine) in La Liga this term.
  • Real Madrid have scored eight goals in the first 15 minutes of games this season; just four fewer than Elche have managed on the road in total (12).