• Espanyol are without a win in 14 league meetings with Real Madrid (D3 L11), last beating them back in October 2007 (2-1).
  • The Catalan side have failed to score in five of their last six home league games against Real Madrid.
  • The Parakeets have only lost one of their last 10 league games (W4 D5) and that was against Barcelona.
  • Carlo Ancelotti’s side are unbeaten in eight in La Liga (W7 D1) and have scored in their last 10.
  • Real Madrid have conceded 32% of their goals to headers this term; a league-high proportion.
  • Iker Casillas has conceded exactly twice in each of his last three league games.
  • Since the second round of fixtures started, only Claudio Bravo (8) has kept more clean sheets than Kiko Casilla (8).
  • Real Madrid have scored a league-high 14 goals from outside the area this term, while Kiko Casilla has conceded more goals from range than any other goalkeeper (7).
  • Real Madrid have earned 16 points having conceded the first goal of the game this campaign; a joint-high with Rayo Vallecano.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 20 away league goals this season; just two fewer than Espanyol have managed in the Power8 Stadium (22).