• This will be the first ever top-flight meeting between these sides in Vallecas.
  • Rayo Vallecano have only netted one goal from a direct free kick this season and that was Alejandro Galvez’s winner in a 1-0 victory over Almeria in the reverse meeting.
  • Almeria have won their last two league meetings with Madrid-based sides (Getafe and Atletico), keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.
  • Los Franjirrojos have taken six points from their last three home league games; as many as they had mustered in Vallecas over the course of the whole season before this run.
  • Almeria have lost all five away league games in 2014 so far, scoring just twice and conceding 14 goals.
  • Joaquin Larrivey has scored four of his six goals this season with his head, with three of those four coming at home.
  • Ruben Martinez has conceded more goals than any other goalkeeper over the second round of fixtures (16); Esteban has still conceded the most over the whole campaign (49).
  • Roberto Trashorras has had more shots without scoring than any other player this season (36).
  • Almeria have lost a league-high nine points with goals conceded in the final 15 minutes this term.