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Andrew Tibot 18th Nov 2015 - 12:44

La Liga Opta Facts - 21-23 Nov

Real Sociedad-Sevilla

Real Sociedad have not been able to win a single home game so far in 2015-16 (D2 L3); their worst run in La Liga since 2006-07.

Sevilla have scored in six successive matches against Real Sociedad in La Liga; netting eight goals overall (W3 D1 L2).

Real Sociedad are on a run of 14 successive home games in La Liga in which they have scored against Sevilla (22 goals in total).

The last time that Sevilla kept a clean sheet in La Liga against Real Sociedad was in October 1994.

Sevilla have gone four games in a row without a win at Guipuzcoa (D1 L3).

Real Sociedad have won just one of their last six league matches (D1 L4).

The Andalucian side have gone six away games in a row without a win (D3 L2); their worst run since October 2013.

Sevilla have allowed their opponents to take the most shots in La Liga this season (188).

Along with Las Palmas, the Basque team are the only side to have scored all of their goals from inside the area this season in La Liga (12).

Only Karim Benzema has scored as many headed goals as Llorente and Agirretxe in La Liga this season (3).

 

Real Madrid-Barcelona

Each of the last nine clásicos in La Liga have seen both sides score, the longest such run since 1946-1952 (13 games in a row).

Real Madrid have gone 22 La Liga home games in a row unbeaten (W19 D3) and they have just conceded one goal in their last five there.

In their last 100 La Liga home games, Real Madrid have scored 338 goals at an average of 3.38 goals per game.

On the other hand, Barcelona have now gone 15 La Liga away games in a row scoring at least once; with 41 goals in this period at an average of 2,7 goals per game.

In their last league game against Sevilla, Real Madrid conceded three goals - only one fewer than the total goals they conceded in each of previous 10 games combined (four).

Real Madrid have only won two of their last seven La Liga home games against Barcelona (D1 L4).

In all competitions, Real have three wins in the last 12 home games against Barça (D3 L6).

Real Madrid and Barcelona have faced each other seven times in the 12th game of a league season before this meeting. Real have lost without scoring in each of the last three (2004, 2005, 2009).

Luis Enrique's team has lost two of their last three La Liga away games (W1).

Real Madrid have not lost a La Liga home game with Benítez in charge (W4 D1), conceding just one goal in five games.

Rafa Benítez has lost six of his 10 games as manager in La Liga against Barcelona (W3 D1).

Real Madrid have not held a higher ball possession figure against Barcelona in a La Liga game since 7th May 2008 (54.3%).

Barcelona have won more penalties than any other team in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (eight).

Among the four teams to have fired in the most shots on target in La Liga this season (Real Madrid, Barça, Celta and Sevilla), Madrid are the side with the worst conversion ratio (13.8%).

Messi has been involved in eight of the last nine Barcelona goals against Real Madrid at Bernabéu in all competitions (five goals, three assists).

If Messi scores in this game, he would become "El Clásico" top scorer in La Liga (he currently has 14 goals, level with Di Stéfano).

The last 17 Barcelona goals have been scored by either Neymar (nine) or Luis Suárez (eight)

Neymar has been involved in 16 of the last 19 Barcelona goals in all competitions (10 goals, six assists)

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored six of his eight La Liga goals this season in the first half of games.

The Portuguese player is the only Real Madrid player to have started in all 15 games this season in all competitions.

 

Espanyol-Málaga

Espanyol have gone six league games in a row without a defeat against Malaga (W3 D3).

Each of the last three games between these two sides at Cornella have ended in a draw.

Malaga have not been able to score an away goal in any of their last matches on the road in La Liga this season.

Overall in their 11 games this season, Malaga have scored in just two of them (five goals).

The Catalonian side have won just one of their last six La Liga games (D1 L4).

This is the second worst start to a top-flight season for Malaga after 11 games (they started 2009-10 with six points).

Malaga have the worst shot conversion rate in the top five European leagues so far in 2015-16 (4.8%).

Javi Garcia's team have scored four of their five goals this season in the opening 15 minutes (2) or closing 15 minutes (2) of games.

Malaga have the highest proportion of goal scored in the first quarter of the game (40%).

Marco Asensio has attempted 16 shots on target without scoring in La Liga this season; only Javi Márquez has attempted as many without netting a goal in 2015-16.

 

Valencia-Las Palmas

Valencia have won five games in a row against Las Palmas in La Liga, the best record of any side in the competition against the Canaries.

The Yellows have not scored against Valencia in any of their last three La Liga meetings with them.

Valencia are on a 17-game unbeaten run at the Mestalla (W13 D4); their best run since November 2006 (19 games).

The Canaries have not won on the road in La Liga this season (D1 L4). Over campaigns, they are 15 games without a win away from home in the top tier (D5 L10); their worst-such run since December 1986 (20 games).

Valencia have only conceded one goal at home in La Liga this season and have kept four clean sheets in a row there.

Valencia have been fouled more often than any other side in La Liga in 2015-16 so far (194).

Only Betis (46) have conceded more shots on target than Las Palmas this season (39).

Paco Alcácer has scored the most goals for Valencia (19) under Nuno in all competitions.

Jonathan Viera has attempted 25 of Las Palmas' shots (excl. blocked) this season in La Liga - 27% of his teams' total tally (94).

 

Deportivo-Celta

Deportivo have won just one of their last seven La Liga games against Celta (D1 L5).

Depor have lost three of their last four top-flight league games against Celta (W1) without scoring at the Riazor.

Víctor Sánchez's team have lost just one of their last seven La Liga games (W2 D4), but have now gone five in a row without winning (D4 L1).

Celta have gone 10 games in a row without a defeat away from home (W6 D4); the best-such run in the top-flight.

There have been five red cards in the last seven league games between these two clubs.

Deportivo have conceded the fewest shots to their opponents in the top-flight this season (102).

Only Real Madrid (14) have scored more away goals than Celta this season in La Liga (10).

Cabral has committed more fouls (13) without being booked than any other defender.

Only one current Deportivo player has scored in a league game against Celta - Juan Domínguez.

Just one current Celta player has scored in a league match against Depor - Nolito.

 

Sporting-Levante

These two sides have drawn two of the last four meetings against one another in the top-flight (both winning one game apiece in this run).

Sporting have never lost a top-flight home game against Levante (W1 D1).

Sporting have won just one of their home games in La Liga this season (D2 L2); this coming in their last home match - 1-0 v Malaga.

Only once before have Levante had fewer points from their opening 11 league games (7) - this was in 2007-08 (4).

Levante haven't scored a first half goal yet - the only team left in the top five European leagues yet to do in 2015-16.

Sporting have been fouled less often than any other La Liga side this season (41).

Roger has attempted the most shots on target without a goal in La Liga this season (7).

Jefferson (10) has had the most shots without hitting the target.

No player has more assists than Alberto Lora (4 - level with Soldado, Bale and Marco Asensio).

 

Villarreal-Eibar

Villarreal have never lost to Eibar in the top-flight (W1 D1).

The Yellows have scored a single goal in both of their La Liga game against Eibar.

Villarreal have only lost one of their last seven league games at home (W6), but they have only kept two clean sheets in this period.

Eibar have lost just one of their six games away from home in La Liga this season (W2 D3).

Eibar have conceded the second most fouls (191) and have won the fewest (104).

Eibar (19.5%) and Villarreal (18.8%) have the best shot conversion rates in La Liga this season.

Only Barcelona (12) have won more points from goals scored in the second half of matches than Villarreal (7) this season.

Eibar have lost the most points with goals scored in the second half of games (8).

This match pits the two sides with the highest proportion of goals conceded after half-time in matches (82%).

Saúl Berjón is the player to have been involved in the most goals for Eibar in La Liga (16 - 10 goal, six assists).

 

Granada-Athletic

Granada have lost just one of their last 16 home games in the league against Athletic (W7 D8); this coming in November 2012 (1-2).

Athletic are yet to score at Los Cármenes with Valverde as their manager; failing to do so in their two trips there with him as boss.

As a manager, Valverde has only lost two Granada twice and both have come in those aforementioned games at Los Cármenes (W3 D1 L2).

Athletic are on the longest unbeaten streak in La Liga currently (six games) and Granada are on the longest run without a win (nine games).

Granada have lost the most points from goals scored in the final five minutes of matches this season (4).

No side have drawn more La Liga games against Athletic than Granada (10 - level with Espanyol v Athletic).

Iñaki Williams has scored five goals in his last three games in all competitions - this is one more than his previous best goal in all competitions (four).

The last two Granada goals were scored by Babin, assisted by Pity and in the first 15 minutes of second half in a game.

Raúl García is one assist away from equaling his best tally in a league season; four in 2008/09 while playing for Atlético de Madrid.

 

Betis-Atlético

Betis have lost their last four league games against Atlético, failing to score in the last three of these.

Betis have gone six consecutive home games without a win against Atlético in La Liga (D1 L5), failing to score in five of these.

Pepe Mel's side have scored a goal in every one of their games at Villamarín this season in La Liga, but they have lost their last three matches there in the competition.

Atlético have lost just one of their last 13 La Liga games away from home (W6 D6); this was a 0-1 defeat at Villarreal.

Diego Simeone's side have not lost in any of their last seven visits to Andalucía in La Liga (W4 D3) and they have only conceded one goal (against Málaga).

Betis have attempted the fewest shots on target (36) and Atlético have conceded the fewest shots on target (29) in La Liga this season.

Only Celta (13) have won more points away from home this season than Betis (11 - level with Real Madrid).

Atlético have scored the most goals from outside the box (5) in La Liga this season.

Rubén Castro is the player to have been involved in the highest proportion of goals for his team (82%).

Antoine Griezmann is Atlético Madrid's top goalscorer in La Liga this season with five goals, but only one of them has come on the road.

 

Getafe-Rayo

Getafe have only won against Rayo Vallecano once before in the top-flight (L7) - this came in 2013-14 when they managed to stay in the división by beating Rayo at Vallecas on the final matchday.

Of teams that Getafe have faced more than once at home in La Liga, Rayo Vallecano have the best win ratio at the Coliseum (100%: P4 W4).

Each of Rayo's four wins at the Coliseum in the top-flight have come by one goal difference.

If they lose this game, Getafe will set their worst run this season (four defeats in a row).

If they lose against Getafe, Rayo manager  Paco Jémez would equal his worst away run as manager of the club (four losses in a row).

Of players with at least 15 shots on target, Javi Guerra is the player with best shot conversion ratio in La Liga in 2015-16 so far (34.8%).

Each of the last four Rayo goals have been scored by Javi Guerra.

Getafe are the only one team whose substitutes (6) have scored more goals than players to start matches (5) in top 5 European leagues this season.

There are no teams to have conceded more penalty goals than Getafe (five) and Rayo (three, equal to Athletic) in La Liga this season.

 

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