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Nic Ladds 15th May 2013 - 12:40

Opta Facts La Liga 2012-13 - Matchday 36

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Getafe v Valencia - Bet Now

  • Getafe have only won one of their last six clashes with Valencia in La Liga (L5), though that was the last time they played in the Coliseum (3-1 last season).
  • In their last three league victories over Los Che, Getafe have netted exactly three goals.
  • Luis Garcia's side have only won one of their last seven league games (D2 L4) but have only lost one of their last 12 at home (W7 D4).
  • Valencia will arrive at the Coliseum on the back of their biggest away win under Valverde (4-0 in Vallecas).
  • Against no other side have Getafe won more home games in their La Liga history than they have against Valencia (five).
  • Roberto Soldado has scored a joint-high five away goals against Getafe, his former club, in the top-flight history of the Madrid side (level with Messi).
  • Valencia have won a league-high 12 points with goals in the final five minutes this season.
  • Los Che have also scored a league-high 16 headed goals this term.
  • Getafe have earned a league-high 14 points from losing positions at home in La Liga this term.

Granada v Osasuna - Bet Now

  • After their 2-1 win in the Reyno, Granada have the opportunity to win consecutive top-flight games against Osasuna for the first time in their history.
  • Osasuna's only win in Granada in La Liga came in their first ever visit there (1-2 in 1958).
  • Granada are unbeaten in four league games (W2 D2); they last went five in a row unbeaten in La Liga back in Decemeber 2011.
  • Osasuna have only won one of their last six league games (D2 L3), though that win did come in their last game (1-0 v Getafe).
  • Four of the last six Osasuna goals have been headers, with the last two both being scored by Raul Arribas.
  • Granada have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven home league games.
  • Osasuna have won just one penalty all season - a league-low.
  • Mendilibar's side have the worst shot conversion rate in La Liga this season (8.2%) while Alcaraz's side have the second-worst (9.3%).
  • Youssef El-Arabi has scored six goals this season, the same as Granada top scorers Siqueira and Ighalo managed last term.
  • Osasuna and Granada both have 36 points this season, just one short of the total relegated Sporting managed in the whole of 2011/12 (37).

Sevilla v Real Sociedad - Bet Now

  • Sevilla have lost two successive league games against Real Sociedad, both at the Anoeta and having conceded exactly two goals each time.
  • Sevilla have won five and lost none of their last six La Liga games against the Basque side on home soil, however.
  • The last time Real Sociedad won in the Pizjuan in the league was back in 2002/03 (0-1), the year they finished second in the table.
  • Sevilla have won eight of their last nine home league games, only losing against third placed Atletico Madrid.
  • The Basque side have failed to win their last two league games (D1 L1); they have not gone three games without a victory since November.
  • After 12 competitive games without a clean sheet for Sevilla, Beto has managed a shutout in each of his last two appearances.
  • Montanier's side have conceded exactly twice in five of their last seven league games.
  • Alvaro Negredo needs just one goal to register his best ever La Liga haul (currently on 20 for this term).
  • Imanol Agirretxe has scored five of Real Sociedad's last nine league goals.
  • Thanks to his assist against Espanyol, Ivan Rakitic has now assisted more goals for Negredo at Sevilla than any other player.

Levante v Rayo Vallecano - Bet Now

  • Levante have lost two of their three previous top-flight meetings with Rayo Vallecano (W1).
  • The Madrid-based side won 5-3 in the Ciutat last season; they are still the only team to have scored 5+ goals in an away game against JIM's Levante side.
  • Levante have only won one of their last 14 league games (D6 L7), though that was in the Ciutat de Valencia against Sevilla (1-0 in March).
  • Rayo have gone five league games without a win (D2 L3), their worst run of the campaign.
  • Levante have failed to score in three successive home league games; they have never gone four in a row without netting in the Primera.
  • Piti has participated in six of Rayo's last eight league goals (five goals, one assist).
  • JIM's side have scored just two goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this season, a league-low.
  • Rayo, on the other hand, have scored a league-high 30% of their goals in the final 15 minutes of games.
  • JIM's side have the lowest average possession in La Liga this season (36%), while Paco Jemez's side have the second-highest figure (58%).

Deportivo La Coruna v Espanyol - Bet Now

  • Deportivo won 3-0 in their last home league meeting with Espanyol with goals from Adrian, Albert Lopo and current Espanyol defender Diego Colotto.
  • Los Pericos have won five of their last six top-flight meetings with Depor (1L), but four of those victories were in Barcelona.
  • Espanyol have only scored in one of their last five visits to the Riazor in La Liga, but that was in their last victory there (2-3 in 2009/10).
  • Deportivo are unbeaten in five league games (W2 D3), they last went six or more in a row in the top-flight without defeat back in 2007/08 (nine).
  • Espanyol have won three of their last four away league games (1L), all by the same 2-0 scoreline.
  • Fernando Vazquez has won more games in La Liga this season (four) than the two other managers to take charge of Depor combined (three).
  • Bruno Gama has participated in four of Deportivo's last five league goals (two goals, two assists).
  • Espanyol have lost a league-high seven points with goals conceded in the final five minutes this season, though Deportivo are the only team yet to win a point in this period.
  • The Galician side have conceded a league-high 35 goals before half-time this season.

Zaragoza v Athletic Bilbao - Bet Now

  • Zaragoza have won two consecutive league games against Athletic Bilbao; they have never won three in a row against them.
  • Los Manos have won five of their last six games against Athletic in La Romareda in the league, losing the other.
  • Manolo Jimenez's side are unbeaten in three league games (W2 D1), their joint-best run of the campaign.
  • Athletic have drawn their last two away games; they last drew three in a row in the league back in 2005.
  • Manolo Jimenez has only lost one of his eight previous clashes with Athletic as a top-flight manager (W6 D1).
  • The only hat-trick Aritz Aduriz has ever scored in La Liga came at La Romareda during his first spell at the Lions (in a 3-4 defeat in 2007).
  • No side has conceded more goals from the penalty spot than Athletic this season (seven).
  • Zaragoza have scored a league-high 60% of their goals before the half-time break this season.
  • Marcelo Bielsa's side have conceded the most set piece goals this season (30), while Manolo Jimenez's side have scored the highest percentage from dead balls (60%).

Barcelona v Real Valladolid - Bet Now

  • Barcelona have won six and lost none of their last eight home league meetings with Real Valladolid (2D).
  • Valladolid have not won a point at the Nou Camp since 2003 (0-0).
  • Tito Vilanova's side need to win their remaining three games to equal the La Liga points record set by Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid last season (100).
  • Valladolid have scored in each of their last nine league games, though the last time they failed to net was in Barcelona (0-0 v Espanyol in March).
  • Lionel Messi has scored in each of his last three league meetings with Valladolid (four goals).
  • Javi Guerra scored his first La Liga goal against Barcelona in the reverse fixture, the only one of his eight league goals this season that came before the winter break.
  • Excluding the own goal by Gabi, Alexis Sanchez has participated in 10 of Barcelona's 16 league goals since April (five goals, five assists).
  • Antonio Rukavina, the outfield player to have played the most minutes in La Liga this season (3,135), will miss this game.
  • Cesc Fabregas has now scored more goals (10) and made more assists (11) than he made in La Liga last term (nine goals, eight assists).
  • Valladolid have lost a league-high 24 points having scored the first goal this season.
  • Of regular Spanish players in La Liga this season, only Roberto Soldado (one every 127 minutes) has a better mins/goal ratio than David Villa (131).
  • Valladolid keeper Jaime has saved all 22 shots from outside the area that he has faced this season (100% success rate).

Mallorca v Real Betis - Bet Now

  • After enduring their longest ever winless run against Betis in La Liga (five games), Mallorca have won their last two against them in the top-flight.
  • Betis have drawn four of their last six visits to the island in La Liga (L2) but have not won there since 2002 (1-3).
  • Gaby Amato, former player of both of these sides, scored his final ever La Liga goal in that Real Betis victory.
  • Mallorca are currently bottom of the table on 29 points. The last time they finished a La Liga campaign at the foot of the table, they won 37 points (91/92, assuming three points for a win).
  • Betis have already beaten Celta (1-0) and Deportivo (3-2) on the road this season - the other two teams currently in the drop zone alongside Mallorca.
  • Giovani dos Santos has scored two direct free kicks this season, the same number as Betis man Benat: only Ronaldo and Messi have scored more this season.
  • With his goal against Celta Vigo, Ruben Castro took his league tally to 17 for the season - his best ever return in La Liga.
  • Mallorca have conceded a league-high 11 goals from outside the area this season; Betis, a league-low of just two.
  • Since his La Liga debut, Dorlan Pabon has scored more away goals than any other player for Betis in the top-flight (four).
  • The last time Gregorio Manzano faced Betis as a La Liga manager, it proved to be his last game in charge of Atletico Madrid (0-2 in December 2011).




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