19 of 20 La Liga clubs have won this season, the sole exception being Elche.
Los Franjiverdes have just one point to their name, this coming in a 1-1 draw with Almería.
Since then, Francisco’s side have lost four on the bounce, conceding 12 goals and scoring only once.
Most recently, they were beaten 3-0 at Camp Nou by Barcelona, mustering just one shot after Gonzalo Verdú was sent off just 14 minutes in.
So, will els Ilicitans’ season spring into life in this Monday night clash?
Given all of that, Rayo Vallecano will fancy their chances of a victory.
Los Franjirrojos won their last home game, against Valencia, but were beaten in a five-goal thriller a week later.
Óscar Trejo and Radamel Falcao on target, the latter with a trademark Falcao goal, but in vain as Rayo lost 3-2 at San Mamés against Athletic.
Nevertheless, Andoni Iraola’s team start the weekend 12th, exactly where they finished last season, and they’d settle for that for sure.
Will los Vallecanos make home advantage count at Campo de Fútbol de Vallecas?