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Andrew Tibot 17th Dec 2015 - 14:13

La Liga Opta Facts - 19-20 Dec

Valencia - Getafe

Should this game finish with a draw, Valencia will have drawn three league games in a row for the first time since February 2012 under Unai Emery.

Getafe have won just one point in their last eleven league away games (D1 L10), their worst run without a win away from home since 2011 (18).

Los Che have always scored in their league games at home against Getafe (W9 D1 L1).

Getafe have not scored in four of their last five games against Valencia in La Liga.

In Getafe's last four league wins against Valencia, they have scored three goals.

The last two Valencia goals against Getafe in La Liga have come from the penalty spot: scored by Rodrigo and Negredo.

Valencia and Getafe are the only La Liga sides yet to concede a goal scored by a substitute.

Jaume Domenech have saved both the penalties he has faced in La Liga.

Getafe have the highest rate of headed goals in La Liga this season (38%).

 

Espanyol - Las Palmas

Espanyol have won just one of their last seven games in La Liga (D2 L4).

Las Palmas have not won a single La Liga game in the Iberian peninsula since their first game there this century (D9 L24), 0-1 against Celta in January 2001.

The Canary Islands side have won just once against Espanyol in their last eight meetings in Barcelona in La Liga, conceding in all those games (an average of 2.3 goals).

Quique Setién scored his first La Liga goal against Espanyol in December 1977.

The last four Espanyol managers finished their first game in charge with a draw, but the last one to do it at home won the game (Marquez in August 2008 against Valladolid).

All 12 Las Palmas goals in La Liga this season have come from inside the box (including Pablo Hernandez's own goal).

Victor Alvarez (12) and Roque Mesa (11) are the players to have been subbed off the most times in La Liga this season.

Las Palmas are one of the only two La Liga sides yet to have dropped points after having scored the first goal of the game.

No side have conceded more fouls (280) and have seen more yellow cards (51, alongside Eibar) than Espanyol in La Liga this season.

 

Real Betis - Sevilla FC

Sevilla have not lost away from home against Betis in all competitions since lifting their first European trophy in 2006 (W4 D4) conceding in just two of those eight games.

Betis were the last side to draw a league game against Sevilla, after trailing by a three-goal margin (April 2013).

Sevilla are yet to win away from home in La Liga this season (D4 L3), their worst such run since 2013 (22).

Betis have gone five home league games without a win (D1 L4).  Their last two runs which were worse (7 games) ended with Pepe Mel and Juan Carlos Garrido's dismissals.

Sevilla have won a higher rate of games in La Liga away from home against Betis than in any other opponent's ground (29.55%, 15+ games played).

There have been nine players sent off in the last nine Seville derbies in La Liga (four for Betis and five for Sevilla).

Ruben Castro is one of two La Liga players (alongside Griezmann) to have given their team the most points thanks to their goals (10 points with his eight goals).

Only one of the five braces scored by Kevin Gameiro in La Liga away from Sanchez Pizjuan came at Heliopolis.

Fernando Llorente has been involved in three out of the four Sevilla goals (one goal and two assists) away from home in La Liga this season.

Real Betis and Sevilla are two of the three La Liga sides to have scored the fewest goals during the first 30 minutes of games this season (2).

 

Deportivo de La Coruña - Eibar

Deportivo de La Coruña have won their only two games against Eibar in the Primera Division without conceding, both last season (0-1 at Ipurua and 2-0 at Riazor).

Deportivo have lost just one of their last eleven games in La Liga (W4 D6), failing to score in that defeat.

The last four Deportivo games in La Liga against Basque sides have ended in draws, all of them with Victor Sanchez del Amo in charge.

Should Eibar not win this game, this would be their longest run without a win this season (5 games in a row, D2 L2).

Mendilibar has lost in his last three trips to Riazor as a manager in La Liga and his sides have scored just one goal in all those games.

Eibar are the La Liga side with the most points dropped after having scored the first goal of the game (16).

Deportivo de La Coruña are the side with the most goals conceded from free kicks in La Liga this season (3).

Dani Garcia is the only La Liga player to have drawn two red cards against him in La Liga this season, versus Granada and Valencia.

Lucas Perez is the first Deportivo player to have gone six games in a row scoring in La Liga since Walter Pandiani in 2004.

 

Real Madrid - Rayo Vallecano

Real Madrid have lost three of their last five La Liga games (W2).

The last time Real Madrid had just 30 points at this point of a La Liga season was in 2002/2003 and they won the title that year.

Should Rayo lose this game, this would be their second longest run of defeats in La Liga under Paco Jemez: 4 (the worst was 6 games between August and September 2013).

Rayo have won just one of their 16 trips to Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga (D2), 1-2 in 1996 thanks to a Ghilherme Cassio's brace.

Real Madrid have failed to score in just one of their last 19 league derbies at Santiago Bernabeu: their defeat against Atletico in September 2013 (0-1).

Paco Jemez's Rayo have lost their six league games against Real Madrid, conceding an average of four goals per game at Santiago Bernabeu (12 goals in three games).

Real Madrid are the side with the most players involved in goals (16) in La Liga this season and Rayo are the one with the fewest (7).

Rayo Vallecano (415) and Real Madrid (403) are the two sides with the most crosses attempted in La Liga this season.

Real Madrid have not scored in four La Liga games, as many as in the two seasons under Carlo Ancelotti combined.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the player with the most big chances missed in La Liga this season (12).

 

Granada-Celta

Granada have gone five La Liga games against Celta without a win (D3 L2).

In Granada, Celta have won just once in the top flight (D3 L10), 1-2 in January 2014.

Sandoval's side have won just one of their seven La Liga games at home (D3 L4) their only match at Los Carmenes without conceding (2-0 against Athletic).

Celta have lost just one game away from home in La Liga this season, the joint-fewest alongside Atletico and Deportivo.

Granada have scored their last five league goals in the second half of games.

Only Barcelona (64.83%) have a higher possession rate in La Liga this season than Celta (59.32%).

Peñaranda is the second Granada player to have scored a brace in 2015, after El-Arabi back in May.

Iago Aspas is just one goal away to equal his record away from home in a La Liga season (five in 2012/13).

 

Athletic-Levante

Athletic have won their last four league games against Levante, all of them since Valverde's return.

In Bilbao, Levante have won just once in the top-flight (D2 L7), 0-1 in May 2013, the last game at the old San Mames.

Athletic have gone four league games without a win at San Mames (W3 D1).

Levante have won just one of their last eight league games (D2 L5).

Levante are have won the fewest games in La Liga this season (2).

No La Liga side have conceded more goals from outside the box this season than Athletic (five, alongside Deportivo and Sevilla).

Levante have used the fewest players so far in La Liga (20).

Levante have conceded the first goal of the game more times than any other La Liga side this season (11).

Ernesto Valverde have lost just one game as a manager against Levante in La Liga (W6 D4).

Aduriz has scored six out of the last eight Athletic goals in La Liga against Levante.

 

Real Sociedad-Villarreal

Real Sociedad have gone seven La Liga games without a win against Villarreal (D3 L4), their worst such run against the Yellow Submarine in the top-flight.

At Anoeta, the Basque side have won just one of their last nine games against Villarreal in La Liga (D4 L4).

Following six games without a win at Anoeta (D2 L4), Real Sociedad have won both their two games played at home under Eusebio.

Marcelino's side have gone four La Liga games away from home in a row without a win and without scoring (D1 L3).

Villarreal are the La Liga side with the fewest shots attempted this season (134).

Marcelino has never lost a game as a manager in La Liga against Real Sociedad (W7 D1).

Agirretxe have scored six out of the last seven Real Sociedad goals in La Liga.

All five Villarreal goals away from home in La Liga have been scored by different players, the last one was netted by Tissone (own goal against Malaga).

 

Málaga-Atlético

Malaga have gone eight La Liga games without a win against Atletico de Madrid (D4 L4).

At La Rosaleda, Malaga did not win against Atleti in their last five league meetings (D3 L2) and they just scored in one of them.

Javi Gracia's side have won just two of their last 12 league games at home (D6 L4).

Atletico have gone nine league games without a defeat (W7 D2) and they have kept five clean sheets in that run.

Malaga have finished the most games with goalless draws in La Liga this season (4).

Malaga have scored in the fewest games this season (4) in La Liga and Atletico have scored in all but one (against Villarreal).

Simeone's side have conceded the fewest shots on target in La Liga this season (40).

Atletico are, alongside Deportivo, the only La Liga side yet to have seen a red card this season.

Charles has scored five of the nine Malaga goals in La Liga this season.

Antoine Griezmann (8) has already scored more goals than in their two first La Liga seasons for Real Sociedad (seven in 2010-11 and also seven in 2011-12).

 

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