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Andrew Tibot 13th Apr 2016 - 16:16

La Liga Opta Facts - 15-17 April

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Levante - Espanyol

o    Levante have not won any of their last four games against Espanyol in La Liga (D3 L1).

 

o    At home, Levante have lost just once against Espanyol in La Liga (W6 D3) - 0-2 in October 2004.

 

o    Levante have not conceded in their last two league games at home, while they have not kept three consecutive clean sheets since May 2014 (when Caparros in charge).

 

o    Espanyol have conceded in all of their last 17 away games in La Liga, while they have not gone 18 or more since 2000 (18).

 

o    Espanyol have not lost any of their last three away games in the league (W1 D2), which is their best run of the season.

 

o    Eight of the last nine sides to have won 25 or fewer points at this stage of a La Liga season were eventually relegated. Only Granada in 2014/15 managed to avoid it.

 

o    Espanyol have scored the fewest right footed goals in La Liga season (10).

 

o    Marco Asensio has assisted nine goals in La Liga 2015/16, while the last Espanyol player to do so on more occasions was Ivan de la Peña in 2003/04 (12).

 

o    Pape Diop has scored three headed goals in his last three league appearances, while the last Espanyol player to have scored four or more in a single season was Raul Tamudo in 2004 (6).

 

o    Rossi has been involved in six of Levante's last eight goals in la Liga (four goals and two assists).

 

 

Getafe - Real Madrid

 

 

 

o    Getafe have lost their last six league games against Real Madrid.

 

o    Indeed, the Blues have lost 13 of their last 14 games against Real Madrid in the top-flight (W1).

 

o    Getafe have gone 11 Madrid derbies without a win in La Liga (D1 L10).

 

o    The Whites have won six league games in a row, which is their best winning run of the current season.

 

o    Getafe have gone 12 league games in a row without a win, and nine of them without scoring - their second-longest dry spell in La Liga (15 in 2014).

 

o    Cristiano Ronaldo has scored 19 goals against Getafe in La Liga, at least seven more than any other player (Lionel Messi and David Villa, 12 apiece).

 

o    Real Madrid have scored the most goals in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (93).

 

o    No side has scored fewer goals than Getafe in La Liga this season (28, as many as Levante).

 

o    James Rodriguez has scored three of his seven free kicks in La Liga (42.86%), which is the highest rate for any player since last season (more than five attempts).

 

o    Pedro León has assisted two of Getafe's last three goals against Real Madrid in La Liga.

 

 

Las Palmas - Sporting

o    Las Palmas have won just one of their last five league games at home against Sporting (D2 L2).

 

o    Las Palmas have alternated one win and one defeat in his last six league games at home, while they won their most recent game at Estadio Gran Canaria against Valencia.

 

o    Sporting have picked up points on three of their last five league trips (W1 D2), despite not scoring in any of the last three.

 

o    No side has won more points than UD Las Palmas over the course of the last seven games (18, as many as Atletico and Real Madrid).

 

o    Just twice in La Liga history have Sporting had 28 or fewer points after the opening 32 league games, and on both occasions they were relegated (12 in 1997/98 and 28 in 2011/2012).

 

o    Antonio Sanabria has scored eleven goals in La Liga 2015/2016, while the last Sporting player to have scored more in a single top-flight season was Mate Bilic in 2008/09 (12).

 

o    The Paraguayan striker has scored two hat-tricks in La Liga this season, the first of them coming against Las Palmas in December 2015.

 

o    Following UD Las Palmas' last league game, Sergio Araujo became their third player to have scored a brace in La Liga this season, after Tana and Wilian José.

 

o    Only Sevilla (476) have conceded more shots than Sporting (444) in La Liga this season.

 

o    Jonathan Viera has scored seven goals for UD Las Palmas in La Liga, as many as he scored for Rayo (5) and Valencia (2) combined.

 

 

Eibar - Real Sociedad

o    Eibar won 1-0 in their only home game against Real Sociedad in La Liga (last season).

 

o    Eibar have lost four of their last five Basque derbies in La Liga (W1), while La Real have gone six without a defeat (W3 D3).

 

o    Eibar have gone eight league games without a win (D2 L6), with three of those at Ipurua ending in defeat.

 

o    Real Sociedad would currently be fifth in La Liga if it had started in 2016 (25 points).

 

o    Only Getafe (5) have won fewer points than Eibar (8) in the second half of the current campaign.

 

o    Real Sociedad have scored 10 headed goals in La Liga 2015/16, while only Real Madrid (18) and Athletic (15) have scored more.

 

o    Eibar have won the fewest fouls in La Liga this season (343).

 

o    Only Athletic Club have scored a higher rate of their goals (96%) from inside the box than Real Sociedad (95%) in La Liga this season.

 

o    Borja Baston has scored the most goals in Basque derbies played in La Liga this season (3).

 

o    The last six Real Sociedad goals in La Liga have been scored by different players (included Krychowiak's own goal), while just two of them came in the second half of their games.

 

o    Jose Luis Mendilibar has lost just one of his last five La Liga games at home against Basque sides (W3 D1).

 

 

Celta - Real Betis

o    Celta de Vigo have won eight of their last ten home games against Real Betis in La Liga (L2).

 

o    These sides haven't played out a draw Balaidos in the top flight since 1988 (0-0). In that time, there have been nine Celta wins and four Betis wins.

 

o    Celta have gone six La Liga games in a row without a defeat at home (W3 D3) - their last defeat was against Atletico in January 2016 (0-2).

 

o    Betis have had players sent off in three of their last four trips to Balaidos in La Liga (Cedrick in 2014, Capi in 2007 and Oscar Lopez in 2005).

 

o    Ruben Castro has scored in three of his last four La Liga games against Celta de Vigo (four goals).

 

o    The Galician side have the highest rate of goals scored during the last 15 minutes of the first half of their games (20%), while Betis have conceded the most in the first 15 minutes of the second half (24%).

 

o    Ruben Castro is the first Betis player to have scored five headed goals in a single La Liga season since Edu in 2007/08 (8).

 

o    Antonio Adan has made 114 saves in La Liga 2015/16, more than any other goalkeeper.

 

o    Nolito has scored in two league games in a row for the first time since October 2015, with both of those goals being assisted by Orellana.

 

 

Málaga - Athletic

o    Malaga have won seven and have drawn three of their last eleven games against Athletic at home in La Liga (L1) - their last defeat against the Lions came in November 2013 (1-2).

 

o    Malaga have scored exactly one goal in their last six league games against Athletic at La Rosaleda, with all of them being scored by different players.

 

o    The Andalusian side have gone five league games without a defeat (W2 D3).

 

o    The Basque side have won five of their last seven league games (D1 L1), with two of them coming away from home.

 

o    Javi Gracia has lost just one of his last four games as a manager against Ernesto Valverde (W1 D1) - 5-1 in 2014, during his time at Osasuna.

 

o    Athletic have had 51 points or more after the 32 leagues games just once in their last 17 terms (59 in 2013/2014).

 

o    Only one of the last ten Malaga goals at La Rosaleda in La Liga came in the second half of the game (Albentosa's against Real Madrid).

 

o    Malaga have kept twelve clean sheets in La Liga 2015/16, and are just two behind their best such record in a single La Liga campaign (14 in 1999/2000).

 

o    Ikechukwu Uche has scored three goals against Athletic in La Liga, with all three coming for different sides (Real Zaragoza in 2011, Getafe in 2007 and Recreativo in 2006).

 

o    Susaeta has assisted four of the Athletic's last six goals against Malaga in La Liga.

 

 

Sevilla - Deportivo

o    Sevilla have gone eight games in a row without a defeat against Deportivo in La Liga (W4 D4), with their last defeat against them coming in 2009 at Riazor (1-0).

 

o    Unai Emery made his debut as manager at Riazor with a win 3-0 in 2007, and has since never lost against Deportivo in the top-flight (W9 D3).

 

o    Sevilla have lost three games in a row in La Liga, conceding an average of 2.66 goals per game - they have not lost four or more in a row in the competition since 2010 when Gregorio Manzano was in charge (5).

 

o    The Galician side have gone nine games in a row without a win away from home in La Liga (D5 L4).

 

o    Deportivo have drawn 16 games in La Liga 2015/16, which is their record amount in a single top-flight season.

 

o    Sevilla have scored at least once in their last 15 league games at home, which is their best scoring run since 2011.

 

o    Vitolo has scored three goals in his three games against Deportivo in La Liga - against no other La Liga team has he scored more.

 

o    Unai Emery's side have conceded 41% of their goals from set piece situations, which is the highest rate in La Liga this season.

 

o    Lucas Perez has been involved in six of Deportivo's last nine goals in La Liga away from home (three goals and three assists).

 

o    Kevin Gameiro has scored 15 goals in La Liga 2015/16, meaning he has already equalled his best goalscoring record in a single season for Sevilla (15 in 2013/14).

 

Rayo Vallecano - Villarreal

o    Rayo Vallecano have won just one of their six games at home against Villarreal in La Liga (D1 L4), though that win did come in their most recent meeting at Vallecas.

 

o    Villarreal have won seven of their last eight games against Rayo in La Liga (L1).

 

o    Paco Jemez's side have lost just one of their last seven games at Vallecas in La Liga (W3 D3), against Barcelona in March (5-1).

 

o    Marcelino Garcia Toral (four wins) and Paco Jemez (one win) have never drawn a game when they have met as managers in La Liga.

 

o    Only once in their history have Rayo conceded 64 or more goals after their opening 32 top-flight games (68 in 2013/14).

 

o    No side has conceded fewer goals in the first 15 minutes of their league games than Villarreal this season (2, as many as Atletico).

 

o    Villarreal are the side with the fewest headed goals scored in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (1).

 

o    Rayo Vallecano have attempted the most crosses in La Liga this season (835).

 

o    Cédric Bakambu is the first Villarreal player to have scored four braces in a single La Liga season since Nihat Kahveci (5 in 2007/08).

 

o    Miku is Rayo Vallecano's top scorer in La Liga since the start of 2016 (6).

 

Atlético de Madrid - Granada

o    Atletico have gone 14 league games in a row without a defeat against Granada in La Liga (W10 D4) - their last defeat against Granada came in 1973 (1-0 at Los Carmenes).

 

o    Granada have beaten Atletico just once in their 21 meetings in the top-flight (W17 D3) - 2-0 in 1959.

 

o    Atletico have gone three league games in a row conceding at least once, which is their worst run of goals conceded this season.

 

o    Granada have not scored in any of their last four games at El Calderon, since returning to the top flight (10 conceded).

 

o    Antoine Griezmann has scored in his last seven games in La Liga (eight goals). The last Atletico de Madrid to have scored in eight successive games was Diego Forlan in 2009.

 

o    Granada have drawn four games in a row in La Liga, while they have never drawn five consecutively in the competition.

 

o    Only Mesut Özil (18) has made more assists than Koke (12) in the Top 5 European Leagues among midfielders this season.

 

o    Fernando Torres has scored five goals in his last eight La Liga appearances - as many as he had netted in his previous 35 games since returning to Atletico.

 

o    Atletico have scored the most goals by players who started on the bench in La Liga this season (13).

 

o    Youssef El-Arabi has scored seven of Granada's last 13 goals in La Liga.

 

Barcelona - Valencia

o    Barcelona beat Valencia 7-0 in their most recent meeting (the first leg of the Copa del Rey semi-final).

 

o    That result was the biggest defeat suffered by the Che side in a game since they lost 7-0 against Karlsruher in the 1993 UEFA Cup.

 

o    Valencia have won just one of their last 17 games against Barcelona in La Liga (D5 L11) though it did come at the Camp Nou (3-2 in 2014).

 

o    Barcelona have gone three La Liga games in a row without a win (D1 L2), which is their worst run with Luis Enrique in charge.

 

o    Valencia have conceded at least once in their last 22 league games, which is their worst run of conceding in their top-flight history.

 

o    Barcelona have not lost three games in a row in La Liga since February 2003, while they have not gone four without a win since May 2009.

 

o    Lionel Messi has scored ten goals in his nine league games against Valencia at the Camp Nou.

 

o    Alvaro Negredo has scored just one goal in his ten league games against Barcelona, and none in his five five games at Camp Nou.

 

o    Neymar has played more games without scoring against Valencia than against any other team since joining Barcelona (five games in all competitions).

 

o    Luis Suarez has scored six goals in his last three games in all competitions against Valencia, failing to score in just one of those.

 

 
 
 

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