• Rayo Vallecano have never won at the Riazor in La Liga, though they have drawn six of their nine visits.
  • Despite that, los Rayistas have only lost one of their eight trips to Galicia in La Liga from 2001 onwards (W3 D4), keeping three successive clean sheets.
  • 50% of the 18 clashes between these sides have ended level, including the most recent one (0-0 at the Riazor in March 2013).
  • Rayo have only won away from home three times in 2014, with their most recent away win coming at Granada in April (3-0).
  • Of Deportivo’s last 12 La Liga goals against Rayo, only one has been scored by a Spanish player (Juan Carlos Valeron in May 2001).
  • There has been a red card shown in the last four meetings between these sides at the Riazor (three for Depor, one for Rayo).
  • Deportivo La Coruna committed a league-high 26 fouls last weekend.
  • Indeed no player in Europe’s top five leagues conceded more fouls than Juan Dominguez (seven) last weekend.
  • Roberto Trashorras, who made a league-high 3,640 touches last season, was only beaten in this category (112) by Rakitic (130) and Iniesta (126) on MD1 of this campaign.