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Jon Riley 23rd Mar 2010 - 13:44

La Liga Opta Facts - 24-25 March

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Sporting Gijon v Deportivo La Coruña

  • Sporting have won only two of their last nine league meetings with Deportivo; three wins to the Galicians and four draws, including the 1-1 in the reverse fixture at El Molinón, complete the record.
  • Sporting have failed to keep a clean sheet on the last seven occasions that they have hosted Deportivo in La Liga.
  • Sporting have taken just one point from the last three league fixtures, and one goal scored in the process.
  • Deportivo are without a win in their last seven games on the road (four draws and three defeats), in which they have scored only one goal in total.
  • Sporting have lost the most games from leading situations so far in this campaign (four), managing to win only eight of 15 matches in which they have gone ahead.
  • In fact, Manuel Preciado’s side have dropped the most points from leading positions in La Liga this season (18).

Sevilla v Xerez

  • The only previous Andalusian derby between these two sides in La Liga was Sevilla’s win in the reverse fixture, back in October.
  • Sevilla are without a win in the last four match-days of this campaign, a period during which they have picked up only two points.
  • However, at home Manolo Jiménez’s side are unbeaten in their last five fixtures, but were held to a draw in the last two by Athletic Bilbao and Deportivo La Coruña.
  • Sevilla have conceded only two goals in the last five games at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
  • Xerez have won two of the last three fixtures of this campaign.
  • However, away from home Néstor Gorosito’s side have collected only six points this season, only Tenerife (two) have done worse so far.
  • Xerez’s forward, Mario Barmejo, has scored three goals in his last four league appearances this term, and is his side’s current top scorer with seven goals.
  • Xerez have the worst attack in La Liga this season (only 20 goals scored).


Almeria v Real Zaragoza

  • These two sides have met only seven times in the top flight so far: Real Zaragoza lead by three wins to two, including the one in the reverse fixture back in November; two draws complete the record.
  • Almeria won their first two meetings at home with Real Zaragoza, before the guests managed their only win at the Estadio del Mediterráneo, in October 2007 (1-0).
  • Last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Valencia ended Almeria’s seven-game unbeaten run in La Liga.
  • At home, Juan Manuel Lillo’s side are still unbeaten in their last seven games (four wins and three draws).
  • Real Zaragoza have only one win in their last six league fixtures, three draws and two defeats complete the record.
  • However, far from La Romareda José Aurelio Gay’s side are unbeaten in the last four games (two wins and as many draws), and have kept a clean sheet in the last two.

Barcelona v Osasuna

  • Osasuna have been a tough opponent to Barcelona in recent years: since 2006, the Blaugrana have managed to win only three times, two wins to the club from Pamplona and three draws (including that of the reverse fixture this season) complete the record.
  • Osasuna avoided defeat in their last two league meetings with Barcelona, and managed to win in their last visit at the Camp Nou, last May.
  • However, prior to that defeat the Blaugrana had notched-up four consecutive wins at home with Osasuna, without conceding a single goal.
  • Leo Messi has scored as many goals as the total of those netted by Osasuna this season in La Liga (25).
  • The Argentine Ballon d’Or has netted two consecutive hat-tricks in the league, and nine goals in the last four fixtures this term.
  • 12 wins and one draw for Barcelona at home this season so far.
  • Osasuna are without a win in their last six games, in which have picked up only two points.
  • Barcelona have been the most prolific side in the last 15 minutes of play this term (18 goals, 12 of which were netted by Leo Messi).
  • The Blaugrana have kept the most clean sheets this season (14).

Racing Santander v Mallorca

  • Mallorca are on a run of four consecutive wins in the league against Racing.
  • In Santander, the hosts have won only one of the last four meetings with Mallorca, two wins to the guests and a draw in the process.
  • Last Sunday’s win at Osasuna ground ended a run of seven leagues games without a victory for Racing.
  • Against Osasuna, Racing also scored their first goals after five league games without a single one.
  • At home, Miguel Ángel Portugal’s side are still without a win in their last five games, and without a goal in the last three.
  • Mallorca have won three of their last four league fixtures, and have shared the points only once in the last 15 rounds of La Liga.
  • Away from home, Gregorio Manzano’s side have lost five of their last seven fixtures, one win with Real Valladolid and a draw with Espanyol complete the record.
  • Mallorca have scored 33 of their 45 total goals this term after half-time (73%, the highest ratio in La Liga).
  • Racing have gained the most points from trailing situations this term (12).

Real Valladolid v Espanyol

  • The last two league meetings between these two sides have ended by 1-1.
  • Real Valladolid are unbeaten in the last four games at home with Espanyol (two wins and as many draws).
  • Mallorca have scored exactly one goal in each of their last six visits to Real Valladolid in La Liga.
  • Last Saturday’s win over Deportivo ended a sequence of 11 league games without a win for Real Valladolid this season.
  • At home, Onésimo Sánchez’s side are still without a win in 2010, after four defeats and two draws.
  • Espanyol have picked up only three points from their last 11 games on the road in this campaign.
  • Overall, the Catalonians have collected only six points away from home this term, only Tenerife (two) have done worse.
  • Dutch midfielder, Medunjanin, has already scored five goals as a substitute this season; all of these goals coming in the last 10 minutes of play.
  • Espanyol have lost 12 of the 13 matches in which they have been behind this season, the highest ratio in La Liga.

Tenerife v Villarreal

  • These two sides have met five times so far in the top flight, with two wins for each side and a draw.
  • However, Villarreal have won the last two meetings with Tenerife, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • Tenerife have lost four of the last five fixtures of this campaign, a win over Espanyol completes the record.
  • Villarreal have kept a clean sheet in three of their last four games in the league.
  • Villarreal have collected only six points away from home this term, only Tenerife have done worse (two).
  • Juan Carlos Garrido’s side have picked up only one point from their last five games on the road, as a result of the goalless draw against Espanyol.
  • Tenerife have scored only eight goals in the first half this season, a league-low.
  • Villarreal have conceded the joint-most goals in the first 15 minutes of play this season (eight).

Valencia v Malaga

  • Valencia are unbeaten against Malaga in their last 13 league meetings (nine wins and four draws).
  • Malaga have been able to hold Valencia to a draw in two of their last three visits to the Mestalla.
  • However, at home Valencia are unbeaten in the last 24 meetings with Malaga; the guests’ only win at the Mestalla came in January 1955.
  • Malaga’s last win against Valencia came in May 2001 (3-0 at La Rosaleda).
  • Valencia have notched up five wins and a draw in their last six home fixtures of this competition, conceding only two goals in the process.
  • Last Sunday’s win over Villarreal followed a series of three consecutive defeats for Malaga in the league.
  • The Andalusians have shared the points only once in the last 10 match-days of La Liga.

Getafe v Real Madrid

  • These two sides have met 11 times in La Liga so far: Real Madrid lead in the head to head with five wins to four, with two draws in the process.
  • At the Coliseum Getafe have beaten Real Madrid three times; one draw and one win to the merengues completes the record.
  • Real have never managed to score more than a single goal in each of their five previous visits to Getafe in the league.
  • Míchel’s side have won only one of their last four league fixtures at home.
  • Real Madrid have notched up nine consecutive wins in the league (including their last four on the road), currently the longest run this season.
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s side have scored three or more goals in each of their last eight league games.
  • Gonzalo Higuaín has netted eight goals in his last five league appearances, and is currently La Liga second-top scorer with 20 goals, five behind Leo Messi.
  • Overall, Real boast the best attack in the competition (74 goals scored so far).
  • Real Madrid are the only side in La Liga to have won all of the games in which they have taken the lead so far (22).

Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao

  • Athletic Bilbao have won three of the last four meetings with Atletico Madrid in La Liga (including the last two at the Vicente Calderon); a win to the Colchoneros completes the record.
  • These two sides have not shared a draw in their last eight league meetings.
  • Quique Sánchez Flores’ side have won their last three games at home.
  • The Basques have drawn three of their last four league games.
  • Before conceding two goals last Saturday against Getafe, Athletic had kept three consecutive clean sheets in the league.
  • Atletico have conceded the most goals in the first half this term (27).

 

 
 
 

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