• Real Valladolid have won their last five meetings with Rayo in La Liga, scoring 14 goals and conceding just two.
  • Valladolid’s 6-1 victory over Rayo at the Zorrilla last season equalled their second-biggest win in top-flight history.
  • Rayo Vallecano have claimed at least a point in four of their previous nine trips to Pucela in La Liga (W3 D1).
  • Alberto Bueno, who scored for Valladolid in a 6-1 victory over Rayo last season, has already scored more goals for Rayo this term (eight) than he managed in two campaigns with Valladolid (six).
  • Valladolid are unbeaten in six league games at the Zorrilla (W3 D3); their best unbeaten run at home since returning to La Liga.
  • Rayo Vallecano have won three successive league games; they have not won four in a row since January 2013.
  • Valladold have not won any of the three games in which Javi Guerra has scored (D1 L2) since the striker netter his first ever La Liga hat-trick.
  • Joaquin Larrivey has scored in his last three La Liga appearances; the last player to score in four in a row for Rayo was Elvir Bolic in 2001/02.
  • Rayo are one of only two sides (with Athletic) yet to lose a single point from a leading position this season.