• Espanyol have won six of their last seven La Liga meetings with Rayo Vallecano (L1).
  • Los Franjirrojos have not won any of their 12 previous away games against Espanyol in the top-flight (D3 L9).
  • The last two Espanyol players to score a league hat-trick have both done so against Rayo (Kalu Uche in 2012, Sergio Garcia in 2013).
  • Rayo have played more away games against Espanyol without winning (12) than against any other side in their Primera history.
  • Los Pericos have failed to score in their last two home league games; they have never gone three in a row without a goal under Javier Aguirre.
  • Rayo have only lost one of their last seven league games (W5 D1) and that was in the Bernabeu against Real Madrid (5-0).
  • Sergio Garcia has scored five penalties this season; the last Espanyol player to reach this milestone in a single La Liga campaign was Raul Tamudo in 2004/05 (seven).
  • Rayo Vallecano’s last three assists have all been the work of Roberto Trashorras; Alberto Bueno has converted all three of them.
  • Paco Jemez’s side are the only La Liga team yet to lose a single point from a winning position this term.