Spanish La Liga Opta Facts - 2nd-3rd March
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Almería v Racing
In three attempts, Almería have never beaten Racing at home in the top flight.
The montañeses have won three of their seven top-flight meetings with the Andalucians, all by a score of 1-0.
Pedro Munitis´ only league goal of the season so far came against Almería.
Only Málaga have picked up fewer points at home than Almería (13) this season.
However eight of these 13 points have come in their last four home matches (two wins, two draws).
Racing are unbeaten in five league games, their longest such run this season.
In Racing´s last match, Giovani dos Santos scored his first top-flight goal since his hat-trick for Barcelona in May 2008.
Espanyol v Mallorca
Espanyol are unbeaten in their last nine league matches at home to Mallorca.
A 4-1 win in their last match ended a run of four straight league defeats for Espanyol.
The periquitos have conceded exactly one goal in their last three league games at home, each time in the first half.
Espanyol have won the last eight league matches in which José Callejón has scored.
Mallorca have scored only two goals in their last seven league games.
The islanders have claimed only one point from the last 18 available away from home.
Luis García has scored or assisted seven of Espanyol´s last 14 league goals.
Getafe v Atlético de Madrid
In their last meeting at the Coliseum, Getafe managed their first-ever home top-flight win over Atlético.
Only twice in 13 top-flight games have Getafe failed to score at home to one of their Madrid rivals.
Three of Dani Parejo´s nine league goals for the Azulones have come against other sides from Madrid.
Getafe have lost four of their last five league games at the Coliseum.
Jaime Gavilán has assisted four of Getafe´s last five league goals.
A win in their last away game at Real Zaragoza ended a run of three straight defeats on the road for Atlético in the league.
The colchoneros have not won back-to-back away matches in the league since the 2008/09 season.
Osasuna v Deportivo de la Coruña
Osasuna have failed to score in five of their last six league meetings with Deportivo.
Three of the last five league clashes between the sides have ended goalless.
Osasuna are unbeaten in their last five league games at home.
The rojillos have shipped only one goal in total in these five matches.
Deportivo have won only one of their last eight league games on the road, losing five.
Depor´s last three league games have produced just three goals in total.
Deportivo have scored only seven goals from open play this season in the league, the fewest.
Real Madrid v Málaga
Real Madrid have won 12 of their last 13 league meetings with Málaga.
The merengues have never been beaten at home by Málaga in the top flight (24 wins, five draws).
Real Madrid have kept three straight clean sheets in the league, the last time they managed four consecutive shut-outs was in September 2009.
1-0 has been the most common result for Madrid in the league this season (five times), followed by 0-0 and 2-0 (three times).
José Mourinho´s side have won their opening 12 league matches at home for the second season running - the last side to win their first 12 home games before this was Real Madrid in 1986.
Málaga have won just one of their last 11 away matches in Liga BBVA, but have drawn the last two.
Madrid have the best defence from set pieces in the league this season, conceding just three goals this way.
The merengues are the only side not to have lost a single point after going ahead in the league this season.
Real Sociedad v Levante
Real Sociedad have won only one of their five matches against the granotas in the top flight.
Despite this they are unbeaten in both matches at home to the side from Valencia.
Levante have never won in the Basque country in the Spanish top flight (three draws, four defeats).
Real Sociedad have not drawn a league match since the second game of the season.
Erreala have won their last three home games in Liga BBVA, keeping a clean sheet in each match.
The granotas have won four of their last five league matches, rising from 19th to 13th as a result.
Raúl Tamudo has scored in his last three league matches at Anoeta.
Real Zaragoza v Athletic de Bilbao
Real Zaragoza have won three of their last four league matches at home to Athletic.
The Basque side have scored at least twice on seven of their last eight trips to La Romareda, but won only two of these.
Real Zaragoza are without a win in their last four league games.
Andoni Iraola has either scored or assisted each of Athletic´s last three away goals in the league.
The Basque side have lost their last two away games.
Bilbao are the top scorers in the opening 15 minutes of Liga BBVA matches this season (10 goals).
Athletic are on a run of three straight league defeats, their poorest run since the end of the 2008/09 season.
Sevilla v Sporting de Gijón
Sevilla have won 12 of their last 13 games at home to Sporting in the top flight.
Fredéric Kanouté has scored four goals in five league meetings with the Asturians.
The nervionenses have drawn three of their last five league games.
Only four sides have lost more games at home in Liga BBVA this season than Sevilla (four).
Ivan Rakitic has scored in Sevilla´s last two league games.
Sporting Gijón have drawn their last three league games.
Sporting have only lost one of their last eight matches in Primera, their best run since December 2009.
However they have scored just one goals in their last four league clashes.
Valencia v Barcelona
Los che have lost only one of their last five league games at home to Barcelona, drawing the last two.
Barcelona have not lost in the Cominunitat Valenciana in the league since a 1-3 defeat at Villarreal in October 2007.
David Villa has scored in none of the last five league meetings between Valencia and Barcelona.
Valencia have won four of their last five home league games.
Barcelona have scored 40 away goals in the league this season, no other side has scored more than 18.
Hércules remain the only side to have scored more than once against Barcelona in a league match this season.
Last time out was the fifth time that Messi, Villa and Pedro had all scored in the same competitive match (all competitions).
Barcelona are the only Liga BBVA side not to have conceded a goal in the opening 15 minutes this season.
Valencia have scored a goal in the last 15 minutes of eight of their last 10 league games.
Los che have won the most points from losing positions in the league this season (15).
Villarreal v Hércules
The only previous top-flight meeting between the sides was the 2-2 draw at Hércules earlier this season.
The "yellow submarine" has won only one of its four league matches against fellow sides from the Comunitat Valenciana this season.
Hércules have netted just three away goals in the league this season, at least four fewer than any other side.
Only Valencia have rescued more points from losing positions than Villarreal in Liga BBVA this season (13).
Juan Carlos Garrido´s men are without a win in four league games, their poorest run this season.
Hércules have failed to score in their last nine away games in the league.
Only Barcelona have scored more first half goals in the league this season than Villarreal (27).