• Rayo Vallecano have won their last three league meetings with Real Sociedad, this after losing the previous three without even scoring (and conceding 10).
  • Real Sociedad have only won one of their last 11 trips to Vallecas in La Liga (D2 L8), scoring more than once on just one occasion and failing to net five times.
  • Indeed, the Basques have lost their last five league games in the city of Madrid (excluding Getafe), scoring just twice and conceding 16 times.
  • Rayo Vallecano have lost only one of their last eight home league games (W6 D1).
  • Real Sociedad have won just one of their last nine league games (D4 L4) and just one of their last 19 on the road (D9 L9).
  • Real Sociedad have won a league-high 17 points from losing positions this season.
  • Rayo have conceded a league-high 13 goals in the first 15 minutes of games this season, whilst only Getafe (1) have scored fewer than them (2) in this period.
  • Roberto Trashorras has both made (2482) and completed (2142) the most passes in La Liga this season; he also topped both categories last term.
  • Only Lionel Messi (37) has played more games than Manucho (36) amongst outfield players this season, though the Angolan has appeared a league-high 25 times off the bench.