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Andrew Tibot 19th Apr 2016 - 10:07

La Liga Opta Facts - 19-21 April

Espanyol - Celta de Vigo

o    Espanyol have won their last five home games against Celta in La Liga, conceding just one goal in that period.

 

o    La Liga's Galician contingent have played eight games at RCDE Stadium without scoring (since April 2009).

 

o    Celta's last win in Barcelona against the Pericos came in October 2003, with now-manager Eduardo Berizzo involved as a player (0-4).

 

o    With a Celta win in this fixture, they will have won three away games in a row in the league for the first time since 2006/07.

 

o    Espanyol have conceded at least once in their last eight league games, which is their worst run since January 2015 (9).

 

o    Prior to their game against Levante, the Periquitos had not finished a league game without any of their players being booked since October 2014.

 

o    Each of the players to have supplied assists for Hernan Perez in La Liga (12 goals) have been Spaniards.

 

o    With a Celta win in this fixture, Espanyol would become - alongside Sevilla - the team to have suffered the most defeats against the Galicians in La Liga (35).

 

o    Celta are currently second in La Liga for the most recoveries (1882), trailing only Atletico Madrid. Espanyol, meanwhile, have made the fewest (1651).

 

o    Jonny has already assisted more goals in the current league campaign (4) than in his previous three for Celta combined (3).

 

 

Real Betis - Las Palmas

o    Betis have not lost against Las Palmas at Heliopolis in La Liga since March 1978 (W6 D2).

 

o    The Andalusian side have lost just one game in La Liga at La Palmera with Juan Merino in charge (W3 D3).

 

o    Las Palmas have lost just one of their last eight league games (W6 D1).

 

o    Las Palmas are the team with the fewest big chances missed in La Liga this season (19).

 

o    The Yellows have attempted the fewest crosses in La Liga this season (406).

 

o    Only Real Madrid (12) have won more points than Las Palmas over the last four league games (10).

 

o    Betis have scored just one goal in four of their last five games in La Liga.

 

o    Only Sevilla (481) have allowed more shots in La Liga (including blocked) than Betis (455) this season.

 

o    Las Palmas' top scorer in La Liga this season, Willian Jose, scored his first goal in the competition against Betis in the reverse fixture.

 

o    Ruben Castro (4) and N'Diaye (2) have scored Betis' last six goals in La Liga.

 

 

Deportivo - Barcelona

o    Barcelona are on their best winning run in La Liga at Riazor (4), scoring an average of four goals per game through this period.

 

o    Against Barça in October 2012, Deportivo fell to defeat with the most goals scored in Riazor's history (4-5).

 

o    Should Barcelona fail to win this game, this would be their longest away run without a victory for the first time since April/May 2011 (3).

 

o    Barcelona have lost three games in a row in La Liga for the first time since February 2003.

 

o    The Galician side have won just one of their last 17 league games (D9 L7) - 2-1 against Levante in March.

 

o    Luis Enrique's side have not picked up any points in the league in April - only Getafe have done the same.

 

o    Deportivo are one draw away from the record for the most draws by a side in a single La Liga season (18).

 

o    Among goals (16) and assists (8), Lucas Perez has been involved in 57.14% of Deportivo goals in La Liga this season.

 

o    Luis Suarez has gone three league games without scoring, his longest such run at Barcelona since September 2015.

 

o    With at least ten games played, Leo Messi's highest rate of goals against a single opposition is Deportivo de La Coruña (1.25).

 

Valencia - Eibar

o    Valencia have not lost against Eibar in La Liga (W2 D1).

 

o    Eibar have won just two points from their last 21 available away from home in La Liga (D2 L5) - their worst such run this season.

 

o    In their previous meeting this season both sides had players sent off.

 

o    Valencia ended their worst run of home defeats in eight years in their last game at Mestalla (3), beating Sevilla 2-1

 

o    Eibar have lost the most balls in La Liga this season (5902).

 

o    Mendilibar has won just two of his 11 games as a manager against Valencia in La Liga (D2 L7).

 

o    Valencia have the lowest rate of goals conceded in the first 15 minutes of their games (8%).

 

o    Only Getafe (5) have won fewer points in the second half of the season than Eibar (11, alongside Deportivo).

 

o    With his goal last weekend against Real Sociedad, Sergi Enrich ended his worst run without scoring in La Liga as an Eibar player (12 games).

 

o    Paco Alcacer is the only Valencia player to have scored more than once in La Liga against Eibar (2).

 

Sporting de Gijón - Sevilla

o    Since 2009, one Sporting win against Sevilla has been followed by two victories for the Andalusians.

 

o    Sevilla have won just one of their last seven league trips to El Molinon (D1 L5), 1-0 in December 2009, with Kanoute scoring.

 

o    Sporting have won just one of their last seven league games at home (D2 L4), 2-1 against Atletico.

 

o    Sevilla have gone 16 games away from home in a row in La Liga without a win (D9 L7), their second-worst run in the 21st Century.

 

o    Five of Sporting's last six goals in La Liga have arrived in the second half, a period when Sevilla have conceded in their last six trips (eight goals).

 

o    There have been five red cards shown in the last six La Liga games between these two sides (four for the Asturians and one for the Andalusians).

 

o    Gonzalez Gonzalez refereed a Sporting-Sevilla game in October 2010 - Sporting won the game 2-0.

 

o    Emery has lost just one of his nine games as a manager in La Liga against Sporting (W5 D3).

 

o    The last six Sevilla goals away from home in La Liga have been scored by different players.

 

o    Jony has been involved in three of the last four Sporting goals in La Liga (one goal and two assists).

 

 

Athletic - Atlético de Madrid

o    Athletic have gone five league games against Atletico without a win (D1 L4).

 

o    With Simeone in charge, Athletic have won just one game against Atletico in La Liga (D1 L6).

 

o    Ernesto Valverde has won just five of his 15 games as a La Liga manager against Atletico (D3 L7), with only one for Athletic.

 

o    The Basque side have lost just one of their last 13 league games at San Mames (W8 D4) - 1-0 against Real Sociedad.

 

o    Simeone's side have won four of their last five away games in La Liga (L1).

 

o    Athletic's last nine goals in La Liga against Atletico have been scored by different players.

 

o    Since 2003/04, Athletic have scored the most headed goals in La Liga (186).

 

o    Raul Garcia has won six points for Athletic with his five goals in La Liga this season.

 

o    Against Malaga last time out, Iraizoz completed his most saves in a single game this season (7).

 

o    Torres has scored in three La Liga games in a row for Atletico for the first time since March 2005.

 

Málaga - Rayo Vallecano

o    Malaga have suffered defeat at home against Rayo just once in La Liga history (W5 D2), 2-1 in November 2012.

 

o    Malaga have won just two of their last ten league games (D5 L3).

 

o    Rayo have gone 14 away games in La Liga without a win, their worst run since 2002 (22).

 

o    Malaga have hit the woodwork the fewest times of any team in La Liga this season (4).

 

o    Javi Gracia has not drawn a single game in La Liga against Rayo in his five games against them as a manager (W3 L2).

 

o    Rayo have not scored 45 or more goals after the opening 33 league games of a season since 2011/12 (49).

 

o    In the last seven seasons when Rayo had 34 points or more at this stage, they were not relegated.

 

o    Rayo have the joint-fewest goals scored from outside the box in La Liga this season. (two, alongside Espanyol and Athletic)

 

o    Manucho has been involved in three of the last five Rayo goals away from home in La Liga (two goals and one assist).

 

o    Recio has assisted three of Malaga's last six goals in La Liga, with all three coming as headed finishes.

 

 

Real Madrid - Villarreal

o    Real Madrid are unbeaten in La Liga at the Santiago Bernabeu against Villarreal (W11 D4).

 

o    In the 15 league games played at the Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Villarreal, the "Blancos" have only failed to score on one occasion (0-0 August 2006).

 

o    Zidane's team have won all of their last seven games in La Liga, scoring an average of 3.85 goals per game.

 

o    Villarreal have won only one of their last seven games away from home in La Liga (D4 L2).

 

o    Marcelino has won only two of his 11 games as manager in La Liga against Real Madrid (D2 L7).

 

o    Real Madrid are the team with the most shots in La Liga this season, including blocked, (626) while Villarreal have the least (299).

 

o    No team in the Top 5 European Leagues has scored fewer headed goals than Villarreal this season (1).

 

o    Musacchio is the player in La Liga to have played the most games this season without suffering a defeat (12).

 

o    Benzema has now surpassed his best record in a La Liga campaign with Real Madrid - the 21 goals scored in 2011/12 (22).

 

o    Bale has scored in nine of his last 13 games in La Liga (14 goals).

 

 

Real Sociedad - Getafe

o    Real Sociedad have lost just one of their last eight games at Anoeta in La Liga against Getafe (W2 D5) - the last time they played there (2-1 in October 2014).

 

o    The Basque side have lost just one of their last eight league games at home (W4 D3) - 1-0 against Las Palmas in March.

 

o    The Blues have gone 13 games in a row without a win in La Liga (D3 L11), scoring in just four of those.

 

o    Should they lose at Anoeta, Getafe would set a new club record for successive away defeats in La Liga (8).

 

o    This season Getafe have been placed in the last position more times than in any other La Liga campaign (two different matchdays).

 

o    The Madrid side have conceded the fewest offsides in La Liga this season (55).

 

o    No team in La Liga this season has conceded fewer penalties than Real Sociedad and Getafe (one apiece, alongside Levante and Deportivo).

 

o    Real Sociedad and Werder Bremen are the only sides in the Top 5 European Leagues yet to have conceded errors leading to clear shots for the opponent.

 

o    In the last three league games, the Txuri-Urdin side have scored their first goal before the 7th minute of the game.

 

o    All of uri's assists in La Liga for Real Sociedad have come in Guipuzkoa.

 

Granada - Levante

o    Granada have lost their last two games at Los Carmenes against Levante in the top-flight without scoring.

 

o    Granada have gone four league games at home without a defeat - their best run with Jose Gonzalez in charge (W1 D2).

 

o    Levante have won just one of their last 18 away games in La Liga (D3 L14) - 3-0 against Sporting in November 2015.

 

o    Levante have the lowest conversion rate in La Liga this season (10.03%).

 

o    Granada are the team that has conceded in the most games (29) in La Liga this season.

 

o    Levante have the highest rate of goals conceded in the second half of the game in La Liga this season (67%).

 

o    Rossi has scored three of the Levante's last four goals in La Liga.

 

o    Levante are the team with the most different players scoring free kicks (3) in La Liga this season: Verza, Camarasa and Rossi.

 

o    Joan Verdu has not assisted a goal from a set piece situation in La Liga since February 2012, against Levante.

 

o    El-Arabi is just two goals away from equalling his best record in a La Liga season (12 in 2013/14).

 
 
 

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