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Nic Ladds 21st Apr 2010 - 16:00

La Liga Opta Facts - 24-26 April

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Almeria v Espanyol

  • Almeria have picked up only one point from their last three league meetings with Espanyol, and have lost the last two without scoring a single goal.
  • These two sides have met four times at Almeria in the top-flight: the hosts lead by two wins to one, with one draw rounding off the record.
  • Juan Manuel Lillo's side are winless in their last five matches, from which have collected only two points.
  • Almeria have scored one goal in each of their last four La Liga games at home - enough for two wins and a draw.
  • Espanyol's last win away from home was back in September - since then, the Catalans have collected five points on the road, as result of five draws and nine defeats.
  • Overall, Mauricio Pochettino's side have picked up only eight points away from home in this campaign, only Tenerife (six) have done worse so far.
  • Espanyol have scored only 26 goals so far this term - a league-low.

Atletico Madrid v Tenerife

  • Tenerife have managed only one win at Atletico's ground in 11 La Liga games - eight wins to the hosts and two draws complete the record.
  • The Colchoneros are on a run of three consecutive defeats in the league.
  • Only Xerez (18) have suffered more defeats than Tenerife (17) and Atletico (15) so far this season in La Liga.
  • However, at home Quique Sánchez Flores' side have won five of their last six fixtures in the league.
  • Tenerife are unbeaten in three consecutive league games for the first time this season: two wins against Sporting Gijon and Getafe, after a goalless draw with Real Valladolid.
  • The last time the Canarians managed four consecutive unbeaten games in La Liga was between February and March 2002.
  • Tenerife have already conceded 63 goals this season - a league-high.
  • Atletico have conceded the most goals before half-time so far in La Liga (30).

Barcelona v Xerez

  • Barcelona's 2-0 win in the reverse fixture, back in December, is the only previous meeting between these two sides in the top-flight.
  • Last Saturday's goalless draw in the derby with Espanyol ended Barcelona's run of seven consecutive wins in La Liga.
  • Pep Guardiola's side boast the best defence of this competition: 19 goals conceded so far this term, and only one in the last five match-days.
  • At home, the Blaugrana are the only side who remain unbeaten in this campaign, in light of 15 wins and a draw.
  • Xerez are unbeaten in their last three games on the road (draws with Sevilla and Sporting, prior to their win at the Calderon against Atletico Madrid).
  • Barcelona have conceded only 19 goals so far this season - a league-low.

Getafe v Sevilla

  • Getafe have won three of their last four league meetings with Sevilla - a win to the Andalusians completes this record.
  • Sevilla have won only once at Getafe's ground in the league, in their last visit to the Coliseum in November 2008.
  • Sevilla have picked up only 12 points from their last 12 league games.
  • Sevilla have won three of their last four league fixtures.
  • Away from home though, Antonio Álvarez's side have lost seven of their last nine league games, winning the remaining two.

Mallorca v Malaga

  • Mallorca have won only one of their last seven meetings with Malaga in La Liga (away from home, in February 2006).
  • Mallorca's last win at home against Malaga was back in May 2004 (2-1).
  • Malaga are winless in their last six league games (three draws and as many defeats).
  • Away from home, Juan Ramón Muñiz's side have picked up only one point from their last five games in the league, drawing 2-2 in Pamplona following four consecutive defeats.
  • Mallorca have scored 69% of their goals (35 out of 52) in the second half this season.

Osasuna v Athletic Bilbao

  • Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao have alternated wins in their last four league meetings - the Basques had the better in the reverse fixture back in December at the San Mames.
  • In Pamplona, the hosts are unbeaten in their last five league meetings with Athletic (three wins and two draws).
  • José Antonio Camacho's side have collected seven points from their last three games at home.
  • Athletic Bilbao are winless in their last 10 away games in La Liga, and have managed to score only once in the last five of those.
  • 73% of goals conceded by Athletic Bilbao have come in the second half (32 out of 44 so far).

Racing Santander v Villarreal

  • Villarreal are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Racing Santander (four wins for the Yellow Submarine and two draws).
  • Racing have managed to score only one goal in their last five meetings against Villarreal in La Liga.
  • In Santander these two sides have faced each other nine times so far in the top-flight: both have won three times, with as many draws completing the record.
  • Racing have failed to score in five of their last six home games in the league.
  • Villarreal have won four of their last five league fixtures, but lost their last away game against Getafe.
  • Away from home, Juan Carlos Garrido's side have collected only 10 points in 16 games so far - only Espanyol (eight) and Tenerife (six) have done worse.
  • Racing have gained 17 points from behind so far this term - a league-high.

Real Zaragoza v Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 12 league meetings with Real Zaragoza (seven wins for the Merengues and five draws).
  • However, the Blancos were held to a draw in their last three visits to Zaragoza in La Liga.
  • José Aurelio Gay's side are unbeaten in their last three fixtures at home (two wins, prior to the 1-1 draw with Mallorca).
  • After losing the Clasico, Real Madrid are back on track with two consecutive wins against Almeria and Valencia.
  • Away from home, Manuel Pellegrini's side have won their last seven league fixtures, in which they have always netted two or more goals.
  • The Merengues boast the best attack of this competition (87 goals scored).
  • Real Madrid remain the only side to have won all of the games in which they have taken the lead so far (27).

Sporting Gijon v Real Valladolid

  • These two sides have shared the points only once in their last 15 league meetings - seven wins to each side complete this record.
  • Sporting have won seven of their last 10 games at home against Real Valladolid, but the guests have had the better in two of the last three.
  • Manuel Preciado's side are on a run of three consecutive defeats in La Liga, in which they have not scored a single goal.
  • Real Valladolid have failed to score in their last three games on the road, and have drawn the last two 0-0.
  • Real Valladolid have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of play so far (10).
  • Sporting Gijon have already lost 20 points from leading situations this season - a league-joint high.
  • Real Valladolid have won only five of the 12 games in which they have taken the lead so far (42%) - currently the worst ratio in La Liga.

Valencia v Deportivo La Coruña

  • Three of the last four league meetings between these two sides have ended as draws, including the 0-0 in the reverse fixture back in December at the Riazor.
  • However, Valencia are unbeaten in their last nine league meetings with Deportivo (five wins and four draws).
  • Unai Emery's side have alternated wins and defeats over the last six match-days of this campaign, losing their last game against Real Madrid last Sunday.
  • At home though, they are unbeaten in their last nine fixtures (eight wins and a draw), and have not conceded a single goal in the last five.
  • Deportivo are without a win in the last eight match-days of this campaign, and have never scored more than one goal per game in the process.
  • Away from home, the Galicians have netted only two goals in their last nine games of La Liga, and are on a run of three consecutive defeats.




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