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Andrew Tibot 9th Dec 2015 - 15:19

La Liga Opta Facts - 11-13 Dec

Getafe-Real Sociedad

Getafe have gone two home league games in a row without a defeat (W1 D1).

Getafe have scored in four consecutive La Liga games in a row for the first time since the last four games of the 2013-14 season.

Real Sociedad have won two league games away from home this season, as many as in the entire of last season.

The Basque side have not scored in their last two league games away from home (L2) and conceded an average of three goals per game.

Real Sociedad have scored at least one goal in their last six league meetings with Getafe (W2 D2 L2).

Getafe are the only side yet to drop points due to goals scored in the second half of games in La Liga this season.

The Azulon side have scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of games (6), while they have not conceded yet.

Agirretxe has scored in four of his last six league appearances for Real Sociedad (six goals) although he hasn't scored in his previous two away games.

 

Barcelona-Deportivo

Barcelona have won home league game they have played this season (W7).

The last side to stop Barcelona winning at the Camp Nou in La Liga was Deportivo de La Coruña in the last game last season (2-2).

The Cule side have scored in all their 14 games this season, with an average of 2.4 goals per game, and they have scored in their last 28 league games, the longest such run since October 2013 (64).

The last two Galician sides to played at Camp Nou in La Liga secured points: Celta de Vigo won on MD10 in 2014-15 (0-1) and Deportivo drew on MD38 that season (2-2).

Deportivo de La Coruña have gone five games in a row without a defeat (W2 D2), their best such run in a single season since 2012-13 (7).

The Riazor side have lost just one game away from home in La Liga this season (W3 D3), their best such record at this point since 2005-06.

Deportivo are, alongside Atletico de Madrid, the only La Liga side yet to have been shown a red card this season.

Luis Suarez and Neymar (eight apiece) have scored 16 out of the last 17 Barça goals at Camp Nou in La Liga.

Messi has scored in his last five league appearances against Deportivo (ten goals).

Lucas Pérez has scored eight of the last twelve Deportivo goals in La Liga.

 

Levante-Granada

Levante have won just one game at Ciudad de Valencia in La Liga this season (D3 L3).

In their seven games played at home in La Liga this season, Levante have kept just one clean sheet, in their only home win (1-0 against Villarreal).

The Andalusian side have conceded in all their away games in La Liga this season (W1 D3 L3), with an average of 1.5 goals per game.

Levante have won three league games in a row against Granada scoring five goals and conceding just once in those three games.

Only Espanyol (49) have seen more yellow cards in La Liga this season than Granada and Levante (48 apiece).

Levante have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes of games in La Liga this season (9).

Sandoval's side drew their last league away game 2-2 against Malaga with both goals coming from substitutes (El-Arabi and Rochina).

Deyverson has scored four of Levante's last seven goals in La Liga

 

Celta-Espanyol

Espanyol have not won a league game at Balaidos since February 2007 (0-2), with two wins for Celta since then (D1).

Among the last 15 league games played at Balaidos against the Catalan side, Celta have scored in 14 of them (W10 D2 L3).

The Sky Blue side have conceded in seven consecutive league games (W3 D1 L3), with an average of 2.1 per game.

Espanyol have lost three away league games in a row, conceding an average of two goals per game.

The Periquitos have not won a top-flight game at Galicia since September 2009 (D2 L5), failing to score in five of those seven games.

Celta have won the most points from goals in the last 10 minutes of games (6).

Pablo Hernandez is the player to have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season (39), as many as Escalane, although the Eibar player has seen twice as many yellow cards as him (5 vs 10).

Asensio has assisted five of the last eight Espanyol league goals.

 

Sevilla-Sporting

Sevilla has won 14 of their last 15 league games at Sanchez Pizjuan against Sporting de Gijon (L1), scoring in all those games.

That only Sporting win came in December 1993 (1-2, with Abelardo scoring an own goal for Sevilla).

Should Sevila win this game, Unai Emery would equal his best winning streak for Sevilla at home in La Liga (his first six home games with the Andalusian side).

The Asturian side have lost four of their last five league trips (W1).

Eight of the last nine Sevilla goals in La Liga came in the second half.

The last three Sporting trips to Nervion in La Liga had three red cards for the Asturian side (twice in April 2010 and once in March 2011).

Coke was sent off for the first time in the top-flight during a game against Sporting de Gijon (March 2012).

Prior to Sanabria's hat-trick in Las Palmas, the last Sporting player to have netted three goals in a La Liga gama was Mate Bilic at Sanchez Pizjuan in their defeat 4-3 in September 2008.

Bernardo is the player with the most clearances made in La Liga this season (119) and he will return to Sanchez Pizjuan for the first time in a top-flight game.

 

Las Palmas-Betis

Las Palmas have not defeated Betis since December 1991 (D7 L7) both in Primera and Segunda Division.

Should Betis not lose in Las Palmas, they would equal their longest unbeaten run away from home in the 21st Century in La Liga (seven in March 2002).

The Yellow side have won just once in their last nine games (L6 D2), making them the worst La Liga side in that period with just five points won.

Las Palmas are the side with the fewest points won at this point of a season in La Liga history (10 points after 14 games), counting three points per win.

The only two Las Palmas home wins in La Liga this season finished 2-0 (Sevilla and Real Sociedad) and Araujo was involved in goals in three of those four games (one goal and two assists).

Five of the last six Jorge Molina goals in the top-flight came in the second half of games.

Betis are the only side yet to have scored a left-footed goal in La Liga this season.

Real Betis have lost their two away games refereed by Gil Manzano, the last official to have sent off two of their players in a single game (against Athletic in February 2014).

Las Palmas are the side with the fewest crosses made in La Liga this season (166).

 

Rayo-Málaga

Rayo Vallecano have won seven of their eight games at Vallecas against Malaga in La Liga (L1) scoring in all those games.

That only Malaga win came in March 2013. Since then, they have not won again in the Community of Madrid (L9 D2).

The Andalusian side have won just one game in their last 14 La Liga trips (D2).

Rayo have won just one of their last five La Liga games (D1).

Malaga have seen five red cards in their last seven La Liga trips to Vallecas.

Rayo Vallecano have been shown the most red cards in La Liga this season (5).

The last two Rayo goals in La Liga were scored by Jozabed, but neither of them came at home.

Malaga are the only side in the Top 5 European leagues yet to have scored an away goal.

Charles has scored four of the seven Malaga goals in La Liga this season, more than the goals he netted last season for Celta (3).

 

Eibar-Valencia

Both top-flight games between these two sides have been won by Valencia.

Eibar have lost their last three games in all competitions for the first time this season, conceding an average of 2.3 goals per game.

The Che side have won just one of their last five league games away from home (W1 L4), conceding in all those games.

Valencia have won just one of their nine trips to the Basque Country, last season at Ipurua (W1 D3 L5).

Paco Alcacer (four goals and one assist) or Parejo (three goals and two assists) have been involved in all eight Valencia goals away from home in La Liga this season.

Borja Baston (seven goals and one assist), Saul Berjon (three goals and three assists) or Sergi Enrich (three goals and two assists) had a hand in 14 out of the last 15 Eibar goals in La Liga.

Eibar have lost the most points after scoring the first goal of the game in La Liga this season (14).

Only Espanyol (244) have conceded more fouls in La Liga this season than Eibar (240) and Valencia (223).

The last nine Valencia managers did not lose their first game (W7 D2, excluding temporary managers).

 

Atlético-Athletic

The Basque side have not defeated Atletico in a La Liga game since 2012-13 (D1 L3) their worst run since September 2007.

The Madrid side have gone eight league games without a defeat, winning the last four (W6 D2).

The Colchoneros have gone four league games in a row without conceding goals and they have not gone five in a row since February 2012, when Simeone took charge (6).

The Lions have not won a league game at Vicente Calderon with Simeone in charge (D1 L3). The last time they defeated Atletic at their home ground was in the MD21 of 2010-11.

Atletico have conceded the fewest shots on target in La Liga this season (35).

The Madrid side have scored the first goal of the game in La Liga this season more times than any other club (12).

Only Monaco (8) have scored more headed goals than Athletic (7) in the Top 5 European leagues this season.

Aduriz has scored in one of his last five league appearances but he netted a hat-trick against Rayo.

Griezmann has scored more goals against Athletic than versus any other side in La Liga (6, alongside Valladolid).

 

Villarreal-R. Madrid

Villarreal have defeated Real Madrid just twice in their 30 La Liga meetings (19L 9D), conceding in all their last 14 encounters (2.78 in average).

The Yellow Submarine have lost just one of their last nine games in La Liga at El Madrigal (W7 D1).

Indeed, only Barça (21) have won more points at their home than Villarreal (16) in La Liga this season.

Since their win at San Mames, Real Madrid have alternated wins and no wins away from home in La Liga (W3 D1 L1).

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in his last three appearances in all competitions, his best such run this season.

The only time Real Madrid saw three red cards in a La Liga season in the 21st Century was at El Madrigal (March 2012): Pepe, Ozil and Sergio Ramos.

Denis Cheryshev made the most assists (9) and completed the most open play crosses (85) in La Liga last season for Villarreal.

Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo scored in a single game for the first time this season in all competitions in their last La Liga game against Getafe.

Roberto Soldado has made five assists for Villarreal in La Liga this season (three of them for goals scored by Bakambu), his record in a single season.

Two out of the three assists in La Liga this season by Denis Suarez were to goals scored by Bakambu.

Real Madrid are the side with most goals scored in the first half of games (21) and Villarreal have the highest rate of goals netted in the second half (78%).

 

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