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Simon Gott 20th Nov 2013 - 15:54

La Liga Opta Facts | 22-25 November

Valladolid v Osasuna

  • Valladolid have failed to win any of their last six meetings with Osasuna at the Zorrilla in the top-flight (D3 L3), their last victory coming way back in 2002 (1-0).


  • The side from Navarra have won their last two trips to Valladolid in the Primera; they have never won three consecutive La Liga games in Pucela.


  • Juan Ignacio Martinez's side have drawn their last three home league games by the same score - 3-3.


  • Osasuna have lost their last two away league games without even troubling the scorers.


  • Javi Guerra has now scored seven league goals this term; just one fewer than he managed in 30 games last term.


  • The Reds are the lowest scorers in La Liga this term (10), a feat they also suffered last season (33).


  • Juan Ignacio Martinez has lost all four meetings with Osasuna as a La Liga manager and has not even seen his side score a goal (10 conceded).


  • Andres Fernandez has made a league-high three errors leading to goals this season.


  • Osasuna are one of only two sides (alongside Atletico Madrid) yet to concede a single goal in the first 15 minutes of a game this term.


  • Alcatraz has played the fewest minutes (190) of any La Liga player to have both scored and assisted at least one goal this season.


Barcelona v Granada

  • Barcelona have won eight consecutive league meetings with Granada; their best ever run of victories against the Andalusian side.


  • At the Nou Camp, Barcelona have won all 19 previous league meetings with los Nazaries, scoring 3.7 goals per game on average.


  • Granada were the last team to score three (or more) goals against Barcelona at the Nou Camp, though they still lost 5-3 (2011/12).


  • If they win this game, it will be Barcelona's 22nd consecutive home league win - their best run since the 39 recorded between 1958 and 1960.


  • Granada have won three of their last four league games, taking more points in this run (nine) than they had in their nine previous games this term (eight).


  • Tata Martino's side have only mustered three goals in their last two home games combined, four fewer than they have managed in their last two away trips combined (seven).


  • Neymar has participated in Barcelona's last five league goals scored in the Nou Camp (two goals, three assists).


  • After his hat-trick last week, Youssef El-Arabi is now Granada's top scorer in La Liga since their most recent promotion (14 goals).


  • Alexis Sanchez's last three home league goals have all been assisted by Neymar.


  • Xavi Hernandez has scored in three of Barcelona's last four league meetings with Granada.


  • Barcelona have scored five goals from fast breaks this season; a joint-high with Real Madrid.


Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo

  • Real Sociedad have won two consecutive meetings with Celta Vigo in La Liga at the Anoeta, they have not won three in a row since 1990.


  • Celta Vigo's last victory at the Anoeta in the top-flight was in 1999; 2-0 with goals from Russian stars Valery Karpin and Alexander Mostovoi.


  • Real Sociedad have won three and drawn one of their last five league games, losing only to Real Madrid in the Bernabeu last time out (1-5).


  • Celta Vigo have won the same number of away games as Real Sociedad have won on home soil this term (three).


  • Antoine Griezmann has scored in five consecutive league games; no player has scored in six in a row this term.


  • Celta Vigo have won their last two away league games without conceding a single goal.


  • Alex Lopez has participated in four of Celta Vigo's last six league goals (three goals, one assist).


  • Arrasate's side have conceded nine goals in the first half-hour of games this season; a league-high.


  • Imanol Agirretxe has had more shots without scoring than any other striker in La Liga this season (20).


Almeria v Real Madrid

  • Almeria have only lost one of their four league meetings with Real Madrid at the Juegos del Mediterraneo (W1 D2); 1-2 in 2010.


  • The Whites recorded their biggest victory of the century in their most recent meeting with Almeria (8-1 in the Bernabeu).


  • Real Madrid lost all four visits to Andalusia last season, though they have won their only game there so far this term (1-0 in Granada).


  • If they win this game, Almeria will equal their best ever run of consecutive victories in La Liga (four in 2008).


  • Real Madrid have the opportunity to win four straight league games for the first time under Carlo Ancelotti.


  • Rodri has already scored seven goals this season, just one fewer than Almeria's top scorer in their last Primera campaign (Pablo Piatti with eight).


  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored the winning goal five times in La Liga this season; a joint-high with Alexis Sanchez.


  • Almeria have lost a league-high seven points from winning positions at home this term, Real Madrid have won a league-high four on the road.


  • Gareth Bale has made five assists in the last three La Liga gameweeks; the most of any player in this period.


  • Suso has recorded a higher proportion of his team's assists than any other player in La Liga this campaign (33%).


Atletico Madrid v Getafe

  • Atletico Madrid have won three successive home league meetings against Getafe without conceding a single goal.


  • The Blues have lost their last nine away Madrid derbies in La Liga, though the last time they managed a point was in the Calderon (3-0 win in 2010).


  • That 3-0 victory recorded in Manzaneres is still Getafe's biggest ever top-flight Madrid derby victory.


  • Atletico have won both Madrid derbies they have played this year (six goals scored, none conceded), while Getafe have lost their only one so far (4-1 in the Bernabeu).


  • Diego Simeone's side have won all six home league games this term with Diego Costa finding the net in all of them.


  • Getafe have won their last three away games by a score of 2-0; they have never won four straight away games in La Liga.


  • Diego Costa has netted the first goal of the game more often than any other player this season (five).


  • Atletico Madrid have scored all 33 of their league goals this season from inside the area.


  • David Villa has scored at least once in all seven of his La Liga appearances against Getafe (netting nine goals in total).


Levante v Villarreal

  • Levante have won their last three top-flight meetings with Villarreal, their best ever run of victories in a La Liga derby.


  • Only against Athletic and Mallorca (five) have Villarreal won more away games in La Liga than they have against Levante (four), however.


  • Of the 10 previous derbies between Levante and Villarreal in the Primera, only one has ended level (1-1 in El Madrigal).


  • Levante have lost two consecutive league games; their worst run under Joaquin Caparros.


  • Villarreal have already won as many games on the road this season as they managed in their most recent La Liga campaign (three in 2011/12).


  • Keylor Navas has averaged more saves per game than any other goalkeeper in La Liga this season (4.85).


  • Ikechukwu Uche has scored in two consecutive league games; he has not scored in three in a row since his first ever top-flight campaign with Recreativo in 2006/07.


  • Between them, Baba Diawara (three) and Nabil El Zhar (three) have scored all six of Levante's home league goals this term.


  • Villarreal have earned a league-high seven points with goals in the last 10 minutes this term; Levante have earned the second-most (six).


Rayo Vallecano v Espanyol

  • Rayo Vallecano ended a run of 10 consecutive league meetings with Espanyol without a win with a 2-0 victory last season (D3 L7).


  • Rayo have the opportunity in this game to win two top-flight games against Espanyol for the first time in their history.


  • Paco Jemez's side are the only side yet to draw a La Liga game this season.


  • Espanyol have only won one of their last eight league games (D1 L6), but that was against the side second in the table (1-0 v Atletico Madrid).


  • Rayo have not lost three successive La Liga games in Vallecas since 2002/03; the last time they were relegated to the second tier.


  • Jonathan Viera has participated in six of Rayo's eight league goals this term (four goals, two assists).


  • Of all the players to have scored three or more goals this season, Thievy Biforuma has a joint-league-high shot conversion rate (50%).


  • Roberto Trashorras has had more shots without scoring than any other La Liga player this season (23).


  • Espanyol have only scored 23% of their goals in the first-half of the game this season; the lowest proportion in La Liga.


Elche v Valencia

  • Only three of Elche's 19 previous home meetings with Valencia in La Liga have ended level (10 wins, six defeats).


  • Los Che have won their last four trips to Elche in the top-flight, keeping a clean sheet in each of the last three.


  • Fran Escriba's side have accumulated two straight league defeats at the Martinez Valero without scoring a single goal.


  • Valencia have scored exactly one goal in all six away league games this season (W2 D1 L3).


  • Of all players to have scored at least three league goals this season, Richmond Boakye has played the fewest minutes (360).


  • Dorlan Pabon has scored in Valencia's last two league games, with both goals coming from outside the area.


  • Only one Valencia goal this season has been scored by a Spanish player (Victor Ruiz against Sevilla); fewer than any other La Liga side.


  • Daniel Parejo has created a chance more frequently than any other player in La Liga this season (one every 24 minutes).


  • Fede Cartabia has been fouled more frequently on average than any other La Liga player this term (every 16.3 minutes).


Sevilla v Betis

  • Sevilla have won just one of their last six meetings with Betis in the top-flight (D3 L2), though this was the last clash in the Sanchez Pizjuan (5-1).


  • There were exactly six goals scored in both derbies between these sides in La Liga last season.


  • Sevilla have gone into a home derby with Betis after an away win in their last game on seven previous occasions and have never lost (W5 D2).


  • Sevilla have not won successive league games since February 2013 and have not won consecutive games including at least one on the road since September 2012.


  • Los Beticos are without a win in six league games (D1 L5), their worst run since November 2011 (10, one draw and nine defeats).


  • Assuming three points for a win, Betis have been relegated to the second tier on three of the four occasions that they have had nine or fewer points after 13 games. 2006/07 is the exception; the season Sevilla won the Copa del Rey, UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.


  • Sevilla's 5-1 victory over Betis last season was their second-biggest ever top-flight derby win, after the 5-0 hammering in 1942/43.


  • Rakitic (three goals, one assist and Reyes (two goals, three assists) participated in all eight Sevilla goals against Betis last term.


  • Against no other side in La Liga have Jose Reyes and Fazio scored more goals for Sevilla than they have against Betis (three apiece).


  • The Green-and-Whites have never won a league game against a side managed by Unai Emery, when he has been in the home dugout (L2 D1).


  • There have been seven red cards shown in the last seven top-flight Seville derbies (five for Sevilla, two for Betis).


Malaga v Athletic

  • Malaga are unbeaten in nine meetings with Athletic at La Rosaleda (W6 D3), with three of their last four victories ending 1-0.


  • The Red-and-Whites have not won at La Rosaleda in the league since 2001 (2-1); the last occasion that both Julen Guerrero and Joseba Etxeberria found the net.


  • Bernd Schuster's side have only won one of their last seven league games (D2 L4); though that was their last home game (3-2 v Betis).


  • Athletic have not drawn any of their six away league games this season (W2 L4); Malaga are yet to draw on home soil (W3 L3).


  • Ernesto Valverde's side have scored seven headed goals this term; a joint-high with Valladolid.


  • Mikel Rico has scored three goals from just four shots on target in La Liga this term.


  • Bernd Schuster's side have scored just one goal from a set piece situation this season; a joint-low with Barcelona.


  • The Lions have conceded just one goal in the final 15 minutes of a game this season; a joint-low with Getafe.


  • Athletic's substitutes have scored a league-high seven goals this season; Malaga are one of only two sides (with Getafe) for whom a replacement is yet to find the net.



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