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Rupert Wyman 11th Nov 2010 - 14:50

La Liga Opta Facts - 13-14 November

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Athletic Bilbao v Almería

  • These two sides have met 10 times so far in the top-flight: Athletic lead the head-to-head by four wins to three, three draws complete the record.
  • At home, the Basque side have won three of their five meetings against Almeria in the league, drawing one and losing the other.
  • Athletic have won their last two league meetings with Almeria by the same scoreline: 4-1.
  • Joaquín Caparrós' side have not drawn any of their last seven league fixtures, winning three times and losing four.
  • At home, the Basque side have won three of their last four league games, losing the other.
  • Almeria are without a win in their last six games in La Liga; however, they have drawn five of these matches, always by the same scoreline (1-1).
  • Away from home, Almeria have won only once in their last 11 games in the top-flight, losing six times and sharing the points on four occasions.
  • Almeria's 10 league matches have produced only 17 goals (an average of 1.7 goals per game).
  • Athletic have also scored the most goals in the last 15 minutes of play (seven).

Atlético Madrid v Osasuna

  • Atletico Madrid have won half (30 out of 60) of their meetings against Osasuna in the top-flight (21 wins for Osasuna and nine draws complete the record).
  • Prior to their win in the last meeting with Osasuna in the league (1-0 at home), Atletico had failed to win the previous four meetings against the side from Pamplona in La Liga, losing three of these.
  • The Colchoneros have won three of their last four league games against Osasuna at the Vicente Calderon, losing the other.
  • Atletico have won only once in the last five match-days, losing three times and sharing the points once.
  • At home, Quique Sánchez Flores' side are unbeaten in their last three league games (two wins and one draw).
  • Osasuna have lost only one of their last five league games (two wins and as many draws), keeping a clean sheet three times.
  • Away from home, Osasuna have picked up only one point from their last 13 fixtures in La Liga, failing to score nine times.

Barcelona v Villarreal

  • This will be the 23rd meeting between Barcelona and Villarreal in La Liga: the Blaugrana lead by nine wins to eight, five draws complete the record.
  • The Catalonians are unbeaten in their last four league meetings against Villarreal (two wins and as many draws).
  • At home however, Guardiola's side have not won any of their last three games against the Yellow Submarine (two draws and one defeat).
  • Barcelona have won seven of their last eight league games, drawing the other one (1-1 at home vs Mallorca).
  • After losing their opening fixture against Real Sociedad, Villarreal have notched up seven wins and two draws in the league.
  • Away from home, Garrido's side are unbeaten in their last four league games (two wins and two draws).
  • Villarreal have netted the most goals in the first half so far in La Liga (14).
  • The Yellow Submarine have taken the most points from games in which they have gone behind in La Liga this season (eight).
  • Lionel Messi has scored five goals in the last three match-days of La Liga.

Hércules v Real Sociedad

  • Hercules and Real Sociedad have met 28 times so far in the top-flight: the Basque side lead by 10 wins to eight, with 10 draws to complete the record.
  • Hercules are unbeaten against Real Sociedad in 14 league meetings at Alicante, winning eight times and drawing six.
  • Hercules have conceded only one goal in their last 10 home games against Real Sociedad in La Liga.
  • Hercules are without a win in their last five league games (two draws and three defeats).
  • Real Sociedad have won four of their last five league fixtures, including the last three.
  • Away from home however, the Basque side have won only once in their last seven games in the top-flight, losing four times and drawing twice.
  • Hercules have scored just one goal after the break this season.

Málaga v Levante

  • Malaga and Levante have met only twice in the Spanish top-flight: the club from Andalusia won both games 1-0.
  • Malaga have picked up only one point from the last six match-days in La Liga.
  • The Andalusians are without a win in their last 10 league games at home (four draws and six defeats, including the last five).
  • Levante have lost their last three consecutive league games by the same scoreline (1-2).
  • Away from home, Levante have won only once in their last eight league games, losing six times and sharing the points once.
  • Malaga have conceded 22 goals so far, more than any other side in La Liga this season.
  • Malaga have lost the most points from leading positions so far, eight.
  • Stuani has been directly involved in each of Levante's last three goals in the league (and five of the last six in all competitions).

Mallorca v Deportivo La Coruña

  • No more than two goals have been scored in each of the last nine league meetings between Mallorca and Deportivo La Coruña.
  • At Mallorca, the hosts have lost only one of the last 11 meetings, winning six and drawing four.
  • The islanders have kept three clean sheets in the last four matches against Deportivo at home in La Liga.
  • The Barralets have scored exactly twice in each of the last three league fixtures.
  • Deportivo La Coruña have won their last two league games, after failing to win in the previous eight La Liga match-days this season.
  • Before winning at Valencia against Levante in the last match-day, Deportivo had failed to win in their previous 17 league games away from home.

Racing v Espanyol

  • Racing have won four of their last five league matches against Espanyol in La Liga, losing the other one; in each of these four wins, Los Verdiblancos scored at least three goals.
  • Los Racinguistas are unbeaten in their last five home meetings against Espanyol in La Liga (three wins and two draws).
  • Espanyol have not drawn any of their last 15 league games (eight wins and seven losses).
  • For their part, Racing have not drawn any of their last 10 home games in La Liga (five wins and as many defeats).
  • Espanyol have lost six of their last seven games on the road, failing to score in each of these defeats.
  • Racing have already conceded seven goals in the first 15 minutes of play, more than any other side in the top-flight.
  • Espanyol have the lowest conversion ratio of La Liga so far this season (7.44%).

Real Zaragoza v Sevilla

  • Real Zaragoza and Sevilla have met 96 times so far in La Liga: the Andalusians lead by 41 wins to 34, 21 draws complete the record.
  • These two sides have not shared the points in their last six league meetings, winning three times each.
  • Zaragoza have won four of their last five meetings at home to Sevilla in La Liga, losing the other.
  • Real Zaragoza managed their first win in La Liga this season last Sunday against Mallorca, after four draws and five defeats.
  • Sevilla have alternated an away loss with a home win in their last six league games.
  • At home the Rojiblancos are unbeaten in La Liga this season (two draws before three consecutive wins).
  • Real Zaragoza recorded their biggest ever win in La Liga against Sevilla (8-1 at La Romareda in October 1987).

Sporting Gijón v Real Madrid

  • Sporting Gijon have picked up just one point from their last eight league meetings with Real Madrid, conceding 23 goals in the process.
  • Sporting have netted only five goals in their last 12 matches in La Liga against the Merengues,
  • The Rojiblancos have failed to score in their last five home encounters with Real Madrid in La Liga (two goalless draws and three defeats).
  • Sporting Gijon have won only once in the last eight match-days of this campaign, losing three times and drawing four.
  • Real Madrid are unbeaten in La Liga since April (0-2 home defeat in the Clasico against Barcelona); since then, the Merengues have managed 14 wins (including the last five) and three draws in 17 league fixtures.
  • However, the Blancos have drawn five of their last nine games on the road in all competitions.
  • Mourinho's side boast the best attack (27 goals netted) and best defence (just five goals conceded) in the Spanish top-flight.
  • The Merengues have conceded only one goal in the first half of league games this season.

Valencia v Getafe

  • These two sides have met 12 times in the Spanish top-flight: Valencia have won six times, Getafe four, while two draws complete the record.
  • Valencia have won three of their last four meetings against Getafe in La Liga.
  • At home, Valencia are unbeaten against Getafe in La Liga (five wins, including the last four, and one draw).
  • Valencia have picked up only one point in the last four match-days of La Liga.
  • At home, Los Che have won only one of their last four league games, drawing two and losing another.
  • Getafe have lost three of their last four league games.
  • Getafe have not drawn any of their last seven league fixtures (three wins and four defeats).
 
 
 

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