• Real Madrid have won five of their last six league meetings with Almeria, scoring a total of 13 goals across the last two.
  • The Whites won 8-1 in their last home league meeting with Almeria; the first time they had scored eight or more goals in a league game since a 9-1 victory over Real Sociedad in 1967.
  • Almeria have lost all four previous league trips to the Bernabeu (since reforming), scoring four and conceding 18.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in four of his five previous league meetings with Almeria (five goals in total).
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s side have earned a league-high 35 points in 2014 so far.
  • Almeria have taken just five points from the last 27 on offer; the worst run of any La Liga side over the last nine matches.
  • Diego Lopez needs just one clean sheet to equal Iker Casillas’s best return in a single La Liga campaign (15 in 2004/05 and 2009/10, Lopez has 14 currently).
  • No midfielder in Almeria’s top-flight history has scored more La Liga goals for the club than Fernando Soriano (14).
  • Gareth Bale has scored five goals from outside the area this season; the same total that Cristiano Ronaldo managed in his first La Liga campaign.
  • The Whites are unbeaten in 21 home league meetings with sides from Andalusia (W20 D1); their last defeat came in 2008 against Sevilla (3-4).