La Liga Opta Facts - 9-10 January
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Deportivo v Osasuna
- Only one goal has been scored in the last three league meetings between Deportivo and Osasuna in La Liga.
- Last season, both fixtures between these two sides ended goalless.
- Deportivo have won only one of their last five meetings at home with Osasuna, losing three times and drawing once.
- Miguel Ángel Lotina's side are on a run of three consecutive draws in the league, the last two were goalless.
- The Galician side have won only one of their last four home fixtures in this campaign.
- Osasuna have won only one of their last nine league games.
- Osasuna have picked up only five points from their last six games on the road, winning only once in the process.
Espanyol v Real Zaragoza
- Real Zaragoza are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Espanyol, winning two and sharing the points four times.
- Espanyol have managed only one win in their last five meetings at home with Real Zaragoza, two draws and as many defeats complete the record.
- After failing to win in three consecutive games at home, scoring only one goal in the process, Espanyol were back to winning ways in their last game on home soil, against Almeria.
- However, that was Espanyol's only win in the last nine match-days of La Liga, six defeats and two draws complete the record.
- Mauricio Pochettino's side have failed to score in six of their last seven league fixtures, losing all of them.
- Last Sunday's goalless draw with Deportivo ended a run of four consecutive defeats for Real Zaragoza in La Liga.
- Real Zaragoza have picked up only one point from their last six games on the road this term.
- Real Zaragoza have conceded the most goals in La Liga this season (35).
Malaga v Athletic Bilbao
- These two sides have met 57 times in the top flight; Athletic lead by 29 wins to 17, with 13 draws.
- The last five meetings in Malaga have ended with four wins to the hosts, before last season's goalless draw.
- Malaga are unbeaten in the last seven match-days of la Liga, however they have shared the points in six of these, winning only against Mallorca.
- Malaga have won just twice at home so far this season in the league.
- After beating Atletico 3-0 in the opening game of the campaign, the Andalusians have failed to keep a clean sheet in their ensuing seven fixtures at home.
- Athletic have shared the points only once in their last 10 fixtures of this campaign.
- Athletic are on a run of three consecutive wins away from home; the last time they managed four in a row on the road was in 1953/54.
Real Madrid v Mallorca
- In the last three league meetings between Real Madrid and Mallorca both sides have won once, sharing a draw in the other game.
- Mallorca's 3-1 win back in May ended a run of four consecutive wins for Real at the Bernabeu, in which the Merengues had always scored at least three goals.
- Manuel Pellegrini's side have won all of their eight home fixtures of this campaign, and kept a clean sheet on five occasions.
- Cristiano Ronaldo & co. have netted 10 goals in their last two games at the Bernabeu.
- Mallorca have won three of their last four fixtures in the league.
- Mallorca have managed only one win away from home this term - three draws and four defeats complete the record.
- Despite last Sunday's goalless draw against Osasuna, Real Madrid still boast the best attack of this competition (40 goals scored).
- Real Madrid remain the only side able to win all of the games in which they have taken the lead this term - 12.
Real Valladolid v Atletico Madrid
- Last season Real Valladolid won both fixtures against Atletico with the same scoreline (2-1).
- Real Valladolid are unbeaten at home against Atletico in their last seven meetings, winning six times and sharing the points once.
- Overall, Real Valladolid are unbeaten at home in six league games, but have only managed to win two of these, sharing the points four times.
- Real Valladolid have conceded one goal in each of their last four league fixtures.
- Atletico Madrid have collected only five points in eight away games this season, as result of one win and two draws.
- Real Valladolid have conceded six goals in the first 15 minutes of play so far - a league-joint high.
- Atletico Madrid have conceded the most goals from set pieces in this campaign (12).
Sevilla v Racing
- Racing have won only one of their last 12 league meetings with Sevilla, last time out in January 2009.
- At home, Sevilla have won only two of their last five meetings with Racing, losing once and drawing twice.
- Sevilla have lost their last two consecutive fixtures against Getafe and Atletico with the same scoreline (2-1); it is the first time the Andalusians have lost two games in a row this term.
- Manolo Jiménez's side have netted one goal in each of their last four league fixtures.
- The Andalusians have won only one of their last five fixtures at home.
- Racing have lost three of their last four games on the road in La Liga, without scoring a single goal in the process; their 4-0 win at Espanyol completes the record.
- Racing have scored 15 of their 19 goals this season in the second half.
- After having won all of their previous nine games in which they had taken the lead, Sevilla lost their first fixture from a leading situation last Saturday against Atletico Madrid.
Sporting v Getafe
- The only two previous meetings between these two sides in the top flight were those played last season: Getafe won on both occasions, scoring seven goals in total.
- Sporting have lost only one of their last 11 home games in La Liga.
- Last Sundays' 2-2 draw with Malaga ended a run of three consecutive defeats for Sporting in the league.
- Getafe are the only side in La Liga yet to share the points this term.
- Míchel's side have won their last three games in La Liga, and two of their last three games on the road in this campaign.
- Sporting are alongside Real Madrid as the most prolific teams in la Liga in the first 15 minutes of play (five goals).
- Alongside Villarreal, Getafe are the only side in La Liga to have won two games in which they have been behind this term.
Tenerife v Barcelona
- The last meeting between these two sides in the top flight was in 2001/02; Barcelona have had the better in their last four meetings with Tenerife, scoring 15 goals in the process.
- Tenerife have won only once in their last 10 meetings with Barcelona in La Liga.
- Tenerife have picked up only one point from the last three match-days of La Liga.
- José Luis Oltra's side have won only one of their last four home games in this campaign.
- Barcelona are the only team still unbeaten this term in La Liga.
- Last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Villarreal at the Camp Nou ended a run of four consecutive wins for the Blaugrana in La Liga.
- Barca have conceded only two goals in the last five match-days of this campaign.
- Pep Guardiola's side have conceded only four goals in eight games on the road this season in the league.
- Barcelona boast the best defence of this campaign (only 10 goals conceded).
- Last Saturday against Villarreal was the third time this season that Barcelona have drawn after taking the lead.
Villarreal v Almeria
- These two sides have met four times in the top flight so far; Almeria lead by two wins to one, including last time out in April.
- Villarreal are unbeaten in the last four match-days, however last Saturday's draw at the Camp Nou with Barcelona ended a run of three consecutive wins.
- Ernesto Valverde's side are on a run of five consecutive wins at home in the league - the last time they managed six in a row was in September 2008.
- Last Sunday's win over Xerez ended a run of five games without a win for Almeria, in which time Juan Manuel Lillo's side had collected only one point.
- Almeria have lost their last four fixtures away from home, conceding 11 goals in the process.
- Villarreal have netted 12 of their 25 total goals this term in the first 15 minutes of the second half.
Xerez v Valencia
- This will be the first ever meeting between Xerez and Valencia in the top flight.
- Xerez are on a run of five consecutive defeats in the league
- Xerez's record at home in La Liga is five defeats, two draws and only one win.
- José Ángel Ziganda's side have netted only three goals at home in eight games so far and overall have the worst attack of this competition (six goals).
- Valencia are unbeaten away from home in their last six games, however the goalless draw in their last game against Deportivo ended a run of five consecutive wins on the road for Unai Emery's side.
- Xerez have conceded 29 goals this term: 20 of these have come after half-time, a league-high.