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Eden Jon 1st Oct 2015 - 8:38

La Liga Opta Facts: 2-4 Oct


  • This was the last match that Celta played before their last relegation into the second tier (2006/07). Their 2-1 victory against Getafe did not prevent them from being relegated from the elite.
  • Getafe have never won in the Balaidos in the five games they've played there, even failing to keep a single clean sheet. Their best result in the Balaidos is a draw (1-1 February 2014).
  • Celta have only beaten Getafe in one of their last five games (D1 L3).
  • Celta are on their second-longest unbeaten streak (W6 D5) in top-tier history after their 14 games in a row without defeat in 2001 (W6 D8).
  • Celta have been shut out only once in their last 25 La Liga games. It was in their 0-1 defeat against Barcelona in the Balaidos in April of this year.
  • If Getafe lose in the Balaidos they will set their longest losing streak on the road in the top tier (eight).
  • The Galicians have scored the most penalty goals in La Liga this season (two).
  • Only two teams in the Five Big Leagues have a better scoring ratio per game than Celta (2.5): Bayern Munich (3.29) and Borussia Dortmund (3).
  • Álvaro Vázquez is the fourth player in Getafe's history to score twice and assist at least once in a single La Liga game. The last player who did this was Gavilan in September 2010, also against Levante.




  • The last game between these two sides was the European Supercup, where the Catalans defeated the Andalusians 5-4 with Pedro, who has since left Barcelona, scoring a late winner.
  • The last time Sevilla defeated Barcelona in La Liga was in March 2007; 2-1 with a winning free-kick goal from Dani Alves (D4 L12).
  • This match was also the last occasion that a Barcelona player was sent off against Sevilla. In fact, two players saw red: Giuly and Zambrotta.
  • Last week, Sevilla ended a five game winless streak (D2 L3).
  • With their defeat against Celta, Barcelona ended a 12 game undefeated streak on the road (W11 D1)
  • Yevhen Konoplyanka scored his first goal in an official game for Sevilla in the recent European Supercup against Barcelona.
  • Barcelona have only scored one of their four penalties this season.
  • Sevilla have already scored more goals from free-kicks in all competitions this season (2) than in the whole of last season. One of the goals was scored by Banega in the European Supercup against Barcelona.
  • Sevilla were the first team to score four goals against Barcelona with Luis Enrique as manager (5-4 in the European Supercup).
  • With only seven games played this season, Ter Stegen has let in the same number of goals (16) as in the whole of last season, when he played 21 games.
  • Luis Suárez has scored at least twice in seven games since he joined Barcelona. His last hat-trick was in Andalusia against Córdoba.


Granada-Deportivo de La Coruña


  • Granada have not been defeated by Deportivo in the top tier since April 1972 (W3 D3).
  • Granada have only lost once on home soil against Deportivo in La Liga (W7 D3) and they have always scored at least once.
  • Vicandi Garrido refereed Granada-Deportivo last season. It was on the opening day of the campaign and Granada won 2-1 after Cavaleiro had opened the scoring for Depor.
  • Robert Ibáñez scored his first goal in the top tier against Deportivo on January 25th of this year. Since then, only El Arabi (6) has scored more than him (5) for Granada.
  • If they lose here, Granada would set their worst losing streak at home in the top tier with four.
  • If Deportivo don't lose they will have gone six games in a row undefeated, their best run since the 2001-2002 season (7).
  • Deportivo have faced the fewest shots this season in La Liga (49).
  • Javi Márquez has had more shots without a goal than any other La Liga player this season (14).
  • Lucas Pérez (four goals, one assist) and Luis Alberto (two goals, two assists) have participated in eight of Deportivo's 11 goals this season.


Espanyol-Sporting de Gijón


  • Espanyol have only scored in six of their last nine games against Sporting in La Liga.
  • The Catalonian team have only won one of their last nine games at home against Sporting in the top tier (D4 L4).
  • Espanyol have won two of three games at home this season, both of them 1-0.
  • Sporting have only won one of their last seven games in La Liga. It was on the road against Deportivo (2-3).
  • The Catalonian team haven't conceded 14 goals in the first six games of the season since 1983/84.
  • Sporting have the lowest possession ratio in La Liga this season (40.56%).
  • Miguel Ángel Guerrero is the player who has committed the most fouls without a booking (13).
  • All six Espanyol goals this season have been scored by a different player. Five of them were from set plays, meaning they have scored a league-high proportion from set pieces (83%).
  • The last five Sporting goals against a Catalonian team have all come in the second-half.


Las Palmas-Eibar


  • This is the first game between these teams on the top tier.
  • Las Palmas haven't lost to Eibar in their four last matches at home, all of them in the second tier (three wins by 1-0 and a draw).
  • The team from the Canaries have only shipped one goal at home this season. Las Palmas won their first match in their last game at home, 2-0 against Sevilla.
  • After starting the season with two wins in a row, Mendilibar's side have now gone four games without winning (D3 L1).
  • Eibar are the team in La Liga with most goals from corner kicks this season (four).
  • Eibar are also the team to have lost the most points from goals conceded in the second-half this term (five).
  • The side from the Canaries have made the fewest crosses this season in La Liga (54), only eight more than Eibar's player with the most crosses, Saúl Berjón (46).
  • The Basque team is the one with most fouls committed (111) and most yellow cards (24).
  • Araujo has assisted both of his side's home league goals this season.


Málaga-Real Sociedad


  • Malaga have only won once in their last eight games against Real Sociedad and it was on the road (D3 L4).
  • Malaga have been unable to win in their last eight games (D3 L5). The last time they went as many games without winning was between March-August 2010 (12).
  • The Basque team have collected two clean sheets in a row. They have not managed three consecutive shutouts in La Liga since January 2012.
  • Malaga are the first team in La Liga history to start a season with six consecutive blanks.
  • La Real have only won one of their last seven games in Andalusia in La Liga (D4 L2).
  • Malaga and Real Sociedad are the two teams with the most goalless draws in this La Liga season (three each).
  • Five of the last seven Real Sociedad goals against Malaga have come in the first-half.
  • Agirretxe is the player to have scored the highest ratio of his team's goals this term (80%).


Rayo Vallecano-Betis


  • Rayo are unbeaten in their last nine games in La Liga against Betis (W6 D3).
  • Rayo are on their best winning streak against Betis at home on the top tier (3). They scored three times in all three games.
  • Rayo have only won one of their last four home games in La Liga (D1 L2).
  • Betis have lost all of their last eight visits to Madrid in La Liga.
  • Pepe Mel's side have gained a league-high four points having conceded the first goal of the game this term.
  • This is the second time that Javi Guerra has scored in three games in a row in La Liga (first one in 2013 for Valladolid). He has never scored in four games in a row in the top tier.
  • Nacho is the player with most shot attempts (seven, including blocked) without a shot on target this season.
  • Rubén Castro has participated in four of the five Betis goals this season (3 goals, 1 assist).




  • Since Valverde became Athletic's manager again, all four games between these sides have ended level.
  • The Basque team have lost two of their first three games at home. The last time this happened was in the 2010/11 season.
  • This is the second time in their history that Valencia have only managed to score three times in the first six games of a La Liga season (the first one in 1959/60).
  • Ernesto Valverde has only won two of 13 games against his former team (D8 L3), both as Espanyol manager.
  • The Basque team have scored the most headed goals this season, four of the five they have netted in total.
  • Among the teams with at least one goal scored, Valencia have the lowest shot conversion rate (5.08%).
  • Valencia have scored more goals against Athletic than any other opponent in top-flight history (206).
  • Aduriz has scored four of Athletic's last six goals against Valencia in La Liga.
  • Bakkali has assists two of Valencia's three goals this season.




  • Levante have been defeated in their last four games against Villarreal in La Liga, without scoring a single goal.
  • At home, Levante have lost six of their seven games against Villarreal in the top tier (W1, 1-0 in March 2012).
  • Levante are on a 10 game winless streak in La Liga (D5 L5), their worst streak since 2007.
  • The Yellow Submarine have 16 points after six games, their best record in La Liga after six game since 2008/09 (16 too).
  • Marcelino has only lost three games as a manager against Levante in La Liga (W5 D2).
  • Villarreal have the best shot conversion rate in La Liga this season (24%).
  • Levante have conceded the most goals in the second-half (nine) and final 15 minutes (five) this season.
  • Roberto Soldado is just one short of his best ever tally of assists in a single La Liga season (four 2012/13)


Atlético de Madrid-Real Madrid


  • Atlético have only lost one of their last eight games against Real Madrid in all competitions (W4 D3), the most recent one (1-0 in the Champions League).
  • Real Madrid have not been able to win in their last five visits to Vicente Calderón in all competitions (D2 L3). If they don't win this one, they will equal their worst ever winless streak in the venue (between 1956-63).
  • Real Madrid haven't scored in their last four visits to the Calderón in all competitions, their worst streak on Atletico's home ground.
  • Atlético have only won one of their last 14 games at home against Real Madrid in La Liga (D3 L10), the most recent one (4-0).
  • Atletico have already lost two of their six league games this season. In all three previous full seasons under Simeone, Atlético were unbeaten at this stage.
  • Only once before have the Whites only conceded a single goal after six La Liga games (1997/98).
  • Real Madrid have conceded in their last seven visits to the Vicente Calderón, their worst streak since 1982 (eight).
  • Atlético is the team with most goals from outside the box this season (three).
  • Real Madrid is the team with most shots on target this season (52); double that of Atlético (26).
  • Real Madrid have not lost in their last seven games on the road (W6 D1) and they have only been shut out once (0-0 in El Molinón).
  • Real Madrid have already drawn two games 0-0 this season, already more than in the last three seasons combined (one).
  • Only Nolito (eight) and Cristiano Ronaldo (six) have been involved in more goals than Griezmann this season (five, three goals, two assists).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in five of his last seven games against Atlético (eight goals).
  • Benzema has scored four of the last six Real Madrid goals in La Liga.
  • Among the goalkeepers with six games played, Keylor Navas has the best save percentage (93.3%).
  • Tiago has scored twice against Real Madrid in La Liga. He has only scored more against Málaga (three).
  • Real Madrid have the best passing accuracy in this season's La Liga (88.2%). Atlético are fourth in this category (81.1%).

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