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Nic Ladds 3rd Nov 2011 - 17:24

La Liga Opta Facts - 5th & 6th November

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Athletic de Bilbao v Barcelona
Athletic have not beaten Barcelona in the league since 2005/06 (3-1 at San Mamés).
The Catalonians have scored in their last 13 league visits to Athletic.
The Basque side have managed only one clean sheet in the league this season (3-0 vs Atlético).
Barcelona have scored in all but one of their league games this season (exception was vs Sevilla).
Athletic's last five league goals have all come in the second half.
Just two of the 32 goals scored by Barcelona in the league this season have come from outside the box.
Barcelona have kept the most clean sheets in the league this season (eight).
Barcelona are, along with Atlético, one of just two sides not to have had a player sent off in the league in 2011.
The last eight league goals from the Basque side have been scored by six different players.
A win for Barcelona in this match would be the first time they have won three consecutive away league games this season.
LigaBBVA's top goalscorer this season (Lionel Messi, 13) is yet to score away from home in the current campaign.

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Espanyol v Villarreal

Six of the 12 meetings between the sides in the top flight at Espanyol have ended in a draw (plus three wins for both sides).
Espanyol have failed to score in their last seven league meetings with Villarreal.
Only two sides have ever gone eight games in Primera without scoring against the same side (Salamanca vs R Madrid and Real Sociedad vs Barcelona).
Five of the last six league meetings between Espanyol and Villarreal have seen fewer than two goals.
Espanyol are one of only two teams, along with Betis, not to have drawn in the league this season.
Espanyol have only scored more than once in one league game this season (2-1 vs Athletic on matchday three).
The Yellow Submarine is yet to win away from home in the league this season (two draws, three defeats).
Villarreal's Cani has been subbed off more often than any other player in LigaBBVA this season (eight times).
Espanyol have received the most yellow cards in the league this season (39).
The Yellow Submarine have scored the highest proportion of left-footed goals (67%) in LigaBBVA this season.
Villarreal have conceded the joint-most goals in the first half of league games this season (11, along with Málaga).

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Getafe v Atlético de Madrid

Getafe have won just three of their 14 top-flight meetings with Atlético.
The azulones have only managed one win from seven games at home to the rojiblancos in Primera (three draws, three defeats).
Geta have never scored more than once at home to Atlético in Primera.
The rojiblancos have only once failed to score at Getafe in the top flight (0-1 in 2009/10).
Luis García's men are without a win in six in the league, and this is their poorest-ever start to a top-flight campaign after 10 games.
Atlético are the poorest away side in LigaBBVA this season (no goals, four defeats and one draw).
Following his assist against Zaragoza, Arda Turan is now level with Gabi as the provider of most assists for Atlético in the league this season (three).
Aside from goalkeepers, only three players have played every minute this season without receiving a yellow card: Dídac, Demichelis and Getafe's Cata Díaz.
Atlético and Getafe are both yet to concede a goal in the last 15 minutes of the first half in the league this season.
Atlético are one of two sides whose midfielders are yet to score in the league this season (along with Sevilla).

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Granada v Racing de Santander

Granada have the advantage in the top-flight head-to-head with Racing, winning three, drawing two and losing only one of their six meetings.
The Andalucians have won all three games at home to Racing in Primera.
Héctor Cúper's men have won none of their five away games in the league so far (three defeats, two draws).
Racing (7) and Granada (4) are the lowest-scoring sides in LigaBBVA this season.
Granada and Racing are two of three sides to have gone four games without scoring in the league this season (along with Sporting).
Granada have failed to score in their last two league games at home and have failed to score in three of five overall in the league this season.
Granada are the only side without a player to have scored more than once in LigaBBVA this season.
Five of Racing's seven league goals this season have come away from home.
Racing are, along with Sevilla and Atlético, the only side to have drawn three games 0-0 this season.
The montañeses have dropped the second-most points (five), after Getafe (six), thanks to goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of league matches this season.
Granada's five home league games have produced only five goals this season.

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Levante v Valencia

Los Che have won six of their 12 top-flight meetings with Levante, with three wins for the granotas and three draws.
Levante have scored just one goal in their last four league meetings with Valencia (two draws, two defeats).
Defeat in their last match against Osasuna ended Levante's longest-ever winning streak in the top-flight (seven).
Before Levante, 18 sides had managed at least 23 points from their opening 10 games in Primera: none of them ended the season lower than sixth (14 in the top four).
Only in 2003/04 and 2008/09 (23 in each) have Valencia had more points at this point of the season than they do currently (21)
Valencia have lost just four of their last 19 away league games, the only four in which they failed to find the net.
Levante suffered their biggest-ever home defeat against Valencia in the top flight (1-5 in 2007/08).
Only Real Madrid (six) and Barcelona (four) have conceded fewer goals than Levante (seven) in LigaBBVA this season.
Last time out, both Sofiane Feghouli and Aritz Aduriz scored their first league goals for Valencia this season.

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Mallorca v Sevilla

Sevilla are unbeaten on their last 10 league trips to Mallorca, winning five times.
The last time the hispalenses lost in Mallorca, they were relegated to Segunda (1999/00).
Sevilla have scored in all but two of their last 20 league meetings with the bermellones.
Against Granada, Sevilla lost their first league match in 12 games, their longest unbeaten run since they went 12 without defeat in 2008.
Mallorca are yet to claim their first league win under Joaquín Caparrós (two draws, two defeats).
Sevilla are yet to concede a goal in the first half-hour of league games this season.
The islanders are the only side to have conceded more than one own goal in the league this season (two).
Four of the last five league goals from Sevilla have been scored by Manu del Moral.
Mallorca have scored the most goals from penalties in La Liga this season (four).
José Antonio Teixeira Vitienes has been the referee for the most draws in La Liga this season (three).

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Rayo Vallecano v Real Sociedad

Rayo have won only two of their last seven top-flight meetings with Real Sociedad.
The franjirrojos have gone eight league matches without losing at home to Erreala (six wins).
Real Sociedad's only two wins at Vallecas in Primera were by a 4-0 (78/79) and 3-0 (89/90) scoreline.
Rayo Vallecano's last two wins this season have been by the same scoreline: 2-0.
The realistas have lost their last four league away games.
Only Betis (9) have hit the woodwork more often than Real Sociedad (8) in the league this season.
Rayo and Real Sociedad are two of the four teams to have conceded the most goals in the opening 15 minutes of the second half in LigaBBVA this season (four).
Real Sociedad are the only side to have lost more than one game after opening the scoring in LigaBBVA this season (two).

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Real Betis v Málaga

On the only previous occasion that Málaga CF have beaten Real Betis in Primera, the side from Seville were relegated.
Prior to this game in 2009, Málaga CF had drawn four and lost two of their six top-flight games at Betis.
Excluding the first-ever meeting, Betis have scored in all six of their top-flight meetings at home to Malaga.
Málaga CF have never lost after scoring at Real Betis in Primera (four draws, one win), but both defeats have been by a 0-3 scoreline.
Defeat in this match would equal Real Betis' worst-ever run of consecutive defeats in the top flight (seven: 1965, 1968 y 1985).
Málaga have lost all three games without Duda playing in the league this season, winning five of seven when he has featured.
The boquerones have had a man sent off in their last two league away games.
Málaga have conceded the joint-most goals in the first half of LigaBBVA matches this season (11, level with Villarreal).
Betis have conceded the most right-footed goals in La Liga this season.
Betis have won all the games in which they have opened the scoring at home this season, but have lost every time they have conceded first: Málaga have the same record on the road.
Real Betis have hit the woodwork on the joint-most occasions in Primera this season (nine).

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Real Madrid v Osasuna

Real Madrid have only lost two of their 33 games at home to Osasuna in Primera (26 wins, five draws).
The merengues have won their last five games against Osasuna in the league.
Osasuna suffered their biggest-ever defeat in Primera at Real Madrid in 58/59: 8-0, the same scoreline by which they lost at the Camp Nou earlier this season.
José Mourinho's men are on a run of six straight league wins in Primera, scoring 22 goals and conceding only three.
The blancos have won all of their league games at home this season, averaging 4.25 goals per game.
José Luis Mendilíbar's side have conceded the most goals on the road in LigaBBVA this season (14 in five games).
Osasuna have won none of their last six league away games, scoring just four goals and conceding 16.
Real Madrid have scored the most second-half goals (18) in LigaBBVA this season, while Osasuna have scored the fewest (three).
The rojillos have scored the most headed goals in LigaBBVA this season (five, level with Atlético and Sevilla).
Osasuna were the last side to avoid defeat against Real Madrid despite going behind in the league (2-1 in May 2009): 68 wins for the merengues since then
Mesut Özil has still not played the full 90 minutes in a league match this season.

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Real Zaragoza v Sporting de Gijón

Zaragoza have won 25 of the 64 top-flight meetings against Sporting, losing 14 and drawing 25.
The Asturians have only lost on one of their last 11 league visits to La Romareda (six wins, four draws).
The maños are on their worst run of the season, three straight defeats.
This is Sporting's best run of the season, taking seven points from the last nine available.
Having failed to score in the previous four, Sporting have now scored in their last four league matches.
The Aragonese side are, along with Espanyol, the side who have conceded the most penalties in LigaBBVA this season (four).


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