• Real Madrid have won their last 12 league meetings with Rayo Vallecano.
  • The Whites have scored 37 goals in 10 games this season; their joint-best ever record at this stage of a La Liga campaign (with 1950/51).
  • Rayo Vallecano have won two of their last three away league games.
  • Real Madrid have won their last seven league games; their best run under Carlo Ancelotti.
  • In two of the last three league meetings between these sides at the Bernabeu, Real Madrid have been reduced to 10 men.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored eight goals in six league meetings with Rayo.
  • Ronaldo has scored in his last nine league games; his best ever run in a Real Madrid shirt.
  • Real Madrid have scored a league-high six goals from outside the box this term; Rayo are joint-second in terms of most goals conceded this way (three).
  • Leo Bapistao has scored six goals this season; he is now just one short of his La Liga record haul (seven in 12/13).
  • Karim Benzema has participated in four of Real Madrid’s last five league goals (two goals, two assists).