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Rupert Wyman 17th Apr 2009 - 14:42

La Liga Opta Facts: 18-19 April

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Athletic v Deportivo

  • Athletic Bilbao have been awarded the most penalties this season (10) but have scored just six of them.
  • Athletic have not kept a clean sheet in 2009.
  • The Basque team have lost five times in the last six league games.
  • The last time Athletic failed to score at home was against Barcelona in October.
  • Deportivo have won the last two games against Athletic scoring six goals in the process.
  • The Basques have kept just one clean sheet at home against Deportivo in the last ten years.
  • Their last win at the San Mames against the Galicians was a 1-0 victory in January 2004, since then two draws and two defeats.
  • Deportivo have taken just one point from their last four league games.
  • Depor have shipped 12 goals in their last five league fixtures.
  • Just 19% of the goals conceded by Deportivo have come from set piece situations; a league low.

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Atletico v Numancia

  • Atletico have conceded the most goals in the opening 15 minutes, nine.
  • 41% of the goals conceded by Atletico have come from dead ball situations - 20 in total; no other team has shipped more.
  • Atletico have conceded more goals (48) than Espanyol (46), the side currently bottom of the league.
  • The Colchoneros have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 league matches and have conceded 13 in their last six.
  • Atletico have only failed to score once at home so far this season.
  • All of Numancia's 33 goals have been scored by Spanish players.
  • Numancia have lost just once in their last five games.
  • Numancia have collected just four points in their 15 league away games this season.
  • These two teams have met just five times in the top flight, with Atletico wining just one of these meetings.

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Getafe v Barcelona

  • Barcelona have conceded the fewest penalties - two.
  • Samuel Eto'o has scored 26 goals in 26 starts so far this season, with only one coming from the penalty spot.
  • The Catalans have conceded the fewest goals - 24.
  • Barcelona playmaker Xavi has supplied the most assists in the league - 15.
  • Getafe have missed four of the eight penalties that they have taken so far this term.
  • Getafe have scored 10 goals courtesy of substitutes this season - a league-high.
  • In 2009 Getafe have won just two home games, against Sporting and Recre.
  • These two sides have met nine times in the top division with Getafe managing one point in the first six and five in the last three.
  • Getafe are the only team who could end this season unbeaten against the current leaders, having drawn 1-1 at the Camp Nou in November.
  • Barcelona have attempted the most passes and boast the best accuracy in these in the league, 83%.

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Malaga v Mallorca

  • Malaga have conceded the most goals from outside the box - 11.
  • Malaga are the best team from the penalty spot, converting all seven the spot kicks they have been awarded so far.
  • Malaga have conceded the most headed goals (11).
  • Mallorca have the worst conversion rate in the league - 10%.
  • Mallorca have lost just one game in the last nine.
  • Malaga have only once won at home in the last five.
  • Malaga have failed to score in six of the last eight home games against Mallorca in the top flight.
  • Malaga striker Nabil Baha has been substituted 22 times - more than any other player.

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Recreativo v Real Madrid

  • Recreativo have been caught offside more than any other side (122 times).
  • Recre have scored just one goal in the opening 15 minutes of matches, five in the first 30 and only 10 in the first half, a league low in all cases.
  • The team from Huelva have scored the fewest goals (27).
  • Real are unbeaten in their last 15 league matches, having won 14 and drawn one.
  • Real Madrid have scored the most goals from outside the box - 14.
  • The reigning champions have failed to score only twice so far this season, once against Barcelona and once against Valladolid.
  • Real Madrid boast the best shooting accuracy in the league this season - 52%.
  • Recre have won once in the last 10 league matches and collected just one point from the last five.
  • Recreativo have never won against Madrid at home in the league.
  • Real have kept five clean sheets in their last six league away games.

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Almeria v Osasuna

  • Almeria have received the most red cards - 10.
  • Almeria are the only side whose subs have not yet scored a goal this season.
  • Camacho's team have lost just once in their last 11 league matches.
  • The Pamplona side have scored the most headed goals, 13.
  • Almeria's Alvaro Negredo has scored nine goals in his last 10 league matches.
  • Osasuna are unbeaten in the last five away matches, notching up four draws and one win.
  • Almeria have lost four games in the last five.
  • In their last eight home games Almeria have only lost once (against Barcelona) and won five times.
  • In the five previous meetings in the top flight between these two sides, Almeria have won just once, at home last season.

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Espanyol v Racing

  • Espanyol have conceded the most goals in the final 15 minutes of games - 16.
  • Espanyol boast the worst crossing accuracy in the top flight this season, as just 16% of their crosses have reached a team mate.
  • The Catalans have lost just once in the last four games.
  • Espanyol have scored six goals in their last two home matches.
  • Racing have won this fixture in Barcelona only six times in the history of the Spanish top division but three times since 2004.
  • In the last six league encounters between these two sides Racing have won three and drawn three.
  • Racing have the lowest shooting accuracy in the Spanish top-flight - 39%.
  • Nikola Zigic has scored five goals in his last five league games.
  • Racing have lost three and won three of their last six league away matches.

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Betis v Sporting

  • Betis' last home win was in mid November against Racing.
  • The team from Sevilla have drawn the last five games in front of their own fans.
  • Sporting have won two of the last three visits to the Ruiz de Lopera stadium, as many as in their entire history in the top division.
  • Real Betis have a better away record than home - 21 of their 34 points this season have come on the road.
  • Betis midfielder Achille Emana is the most effective player in his team so far having scored nine goals and supplied seven assists.
  • Sporting have conceded the most league goals this season - 64.
  • Sporting are the only side in La Liga yet to draw this season, having played in 19 defeats and 11 wins so far.
  • The team from Asturias have scored just three goals in the last 15 minutes of matches.
  • Sporting have lost seven of their last eight league away games.

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Real Valladolid v Villarreal

  • Real Valladolid have scored the most goals from set pieces this season - 20.
  • Valladolid have lost their last three league games, shipping seven goals.
  • Villarreal have lost three of their last four league matches.
  • At home Valladolid have kept just one clean sheet in the seven games played in 2009.
  • Villarreal have collected just three points in their last eight league away fixtures.
  • Villarreal have never won and never scored in the top division in this fixture away from home.
  • Villarreal have scored the most goals from corners, seven, whereas Valladolid have the most from indirect free kicks, 10.
  • The Yellow Submarine has won the most fouls, 590

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Valencia v Sevilla

  • Sevilla have taken the fewest penalties in the league, just two.
  • Freddie Kanoute has netted 11 goals in his last nine league matches
  • Sevilla have kept the most clean sheets (14) in the league this season.
  • Sevilla have scored the fewest goals from set piece situations in the league this season; just five - 12% of their total.
  • Valencia have netted 26 of their 55 goals in the last 30 minutes of matches.
  • David Villa (22 goals so far in the league) has attempted the most shots in the competition, 9.
  • It is more than a year since the last time Valencia failed to score at the Mestalla, against Mallorca in March 2008.
  • Valencia have kept only one clean sheet in their last 13 home league matches against Numancia.
  • The last time these two sides shared the points at the Mestalla was in 1994,since then there have been seven wins for the hosts and four for the visitors.
  • Sevilla have lost once in their last nine away fixtures in La Liga.

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