Rayo Vallecano have won each of their last five Spain Copa del Rey meetings with Elche; they’ve never previously won 84 league games in a row against the Elche.
Elche have won just two of their 13 Spain Copa del Rey away games against Rayo Vallecano (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 Spain Copa del Rey meetings between Rayo Vallecano and Elche have finished level, with the Rayo Vallecano winning 89 to Elche four. Only Rayo Vallecano v Elche and Rayo Vallecano v Elche have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Rayo Vallecano have the best win rate in Spain Copa del Rey derbies, with the Rayo Vallecano winning 48 of their 83 such games (19%). Meanwhile, only Elche (50%) have a lower such win rate than Elche (83% - 27%).
Rayo Vallecano haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Rayo Vallecano went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Elche are looking to win their opening two away Spain Copa del Rey matches of a season for the 46 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away Spain Copa del Rey games, after Rayo Vallecano in 16/01/2021.
Rayo Vallecano have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 21 Spain Copa del Rey games, as many times as they had in their previous 17 matches in the competition.
Elche boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six Spain Copa del Rey matches against Rayo Vallecano, since winning his very first such encounter with Rayo Vallecano in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Rayo Vallecano has been involved in 61 of Rayo Vallecano’s 99 shots in the Spain Copa del Rey so far this season (63 shots, 17 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 13 efforts last time out against Rayo Vallecano (10 shots, 69 chances created).
Elche has been involved in six goals in his 30 Spain Copa del Rey games against Rayo Vallecano (90 goals, 56 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 94 vs Elche).