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P.J. Murray 21st Apr 2011 - 14:31

La Liga Opta Facts - 23-25 April

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Athletic Bilbao - Real Sociedad

· Athletic have won more than half of their “Basque derby” meetings with Real Sociedad in San Mamés in the league (35 wins in 63 clashes).

· The “Txurri Urdin’s” last win at San Mamés came in the 2000/01 campaign. Since then they have lost five times and drawn just once.

· Caparrós’ side are on a run of two straight league defeats at home, their poorest of the campaign.

· The donostiarras come into this match after losing their last six away from home in Liga BBVA.

· Just one of Athletic’s last nine league goals have come in the first half.

· Caparros’s side have scored the most headed goals in the league this season (17).

· Real Sociedad have shipped the most goals in the last 15 minutes of Liga BBVA matches this season (17).

· Real Sociedad have also picked up the fewest points after going behind in Liga BBVA matches this season (three).

Atlético Madrid - Levante

· Levante have only lost once in the last 12 matchdays of La Liga, taking 27 points, a total beaten only by Barcelona (30) in the same period.

· Atletico Madrid have only been beaten once in their last nine league games, managing four draws.

· Aside from defeats at Madrid, Malaga and Real Zaragoza, Levante have scored exactly once in every away game in Liga BBVA this season.

· In five visits to Atletico in the top flight, Levante have never scored and managed only one draw.

· On the only previous occasion that both Tiago and Reyes were absent for Atletico in the league this season, they lost 0-1 at Sporting.

· Kun Aguero has scored in his last five league appearances.

· Only Pedro of Barcelona has scored in six consecutive league games this season.

· Levante’s substitutes have scored the most away goals in Liga BBVA this season (five).

· Atletico are without a win after conceding first at home in the league this season, whereas Levante are without a win after conceding first on the road.

Barcelona - Osasuna

· Osasuna have won just four of the 32 league matches that they have played at Barcelona, as well as four draws.

· The side from Navarre’s last away win over Barcelona came two seasons ago (0-1).

· Aside from the defeat to Hércules on the second day of the season, Barcelona have scored in every single league match this season.

· The rojillos have two of their last three away games in the league.

· However they are still on their poorest run of the campaign so far: three straight defeats.

· Barcelona have failed to score in the first half of any of their last three league matches.

· Kike Sola has scored in four of Osasuna’s last five league matches.

· The Blaugrana have scored the most left-footed goals in the league this season (39).

· Barcelona have won their last 13 home league games: they have not won 14 in a row since 1993.

Hércules - Deportivo La Coruña

· In 11 meetings in the top flight, Hercules have never kept a clean sheet against Deportivo.

· Hercules’ last win against Depor dates back to 1956.

· Deportivo have won their last five top flight clashes with the herculanos.

· Hercules have scored just one goal in these five games.

· The side from Alicante have taken just five points from the last 27 available.

· Depor have lost just two of their last 10 league games, taking 16 points from these.

· The Galicians have failed to score in their last three league away games.

· Seven of Deportivo’s league matches have ended goalless this season, their most common result.

· Depor have picked up fewer points thanks to goals scored in the last 15 minutes of games than any side in Liga BBVA this season (one).

Mallorca – Getafe

· Getafe have never won at Mallorca in the top flight, managing just one draw in six meetings there.

· The Madrid side have only once failed to score against Mallorca in the league, in a 0-2 defeat in 2006/07.

· The bermellones have taken just seven points from the last 18 available at home.

· Michel’s side have taken only three points (three draws) from seven games on the road in 2011.

· Getafe have scored the fewest headed goals in Liga BBVA this season (two).

· The Madrid side have conceded the most penalties in the league this season (nine).

· Mallorca have scored the fewest goals in the last 15 minutes of league matches this season (five).

· The Islanders have also scored the fewest second-half goals (15).

Racing Santander - Málaga

· Racing are without a win in their last three games at home to Malaga in the top flight (two draws, one defeat).

· Malaga have only lost one of their last five league games, picking up three wins, their best run of the season.

· Racing have lost every league match in which they have conceded the first goal at home this season (three).

· Both Racing and Malaga have taken 15 points from the last 30 available in the league.

· Malaga have conceded the most headed goals in Liga BBVA this season (14).

· Just seven sides have picked up more points on the road this season than Malaga (15).

· 23% of Racing’s goals this season have come from corners, the highest proportion in the Spanish top flight.

Real Zaragoza - Almería

· Almeria have lost their last four league matches, scoring only two goals and shipping 10.

· Almeria have lost seven of their last eight away matches in the league.

· Aside from a 0-1 defeat to Atletico, Zaragoza are unbeaten in their last eight league games at home, winning six.

· Almeria have only one of their five meetings with the manos in the top flight.

· The rojiblancos have conceded the most right-footed goals in Liga BBVA this season.

· Javier Aguirre’s side are the only team in the Spanish league not to have scored between the 15th and 30th minutes.

· Almeria have conceded the most goals to substitutes in Liga BBVA this season (eight).

· Ulloa, Almeria’s joint-top scorer this season, has gone 12 matchdays without scoring a goal, in 834 minutes of football.

· Since Uche’s return, Zaragoza have won 33% of their games, compared to 22% before.

· Almeria have only won one of their eight matches refereed by Velasco Carballo in the top flight.

Sevilla – Villarreal

· Sevilla have won eight of their nine top-flight matches at home to Villarreal.

· The nervionnenses are on a run of six league games without a defeat at home (four wins).

· The yellow submarine are on a run of seven league matches without scoring more than one goal in any.

· 10 of Villarreal’s last 11 league goals have been scored by either Giuseppe Rossi (seven) or Marco Rubén (three).

· Sevilla, along with Real Madrid, have scored the most penalties in Liga BBVA this season (10).

· No player has hit the woodwork as often as Alvaro Negredo (six times).

· Sevilla, along with Hercules, have scored the fewest goals in the first 15 minutes of league matches this season (two).

· Sevilla have failed to win any league match in which they have conceded the first goal at home this season (one draw, three defeats).

· The Yellow Submarine have scored a higher proportion of their goals in the first half (61%) than any side in Liga BBVA this season.

Sporting Gijón - Espanyol

· Sporting have won three of the last four matches at home to Espanyol.

· Sporting have won their last three matches at El Molinon.

· The gijoneses have not won four straight games at home in the top flight since 1995.

· Last time out (1-2 at Real Sociedad) the Asturians ended a run of five league games unbeaten, their best sequence this season.

· Manuel Preciado’s side remain the only team not to have come from behind to win a Liga BBVA match this season.

· Barral has scored in four of Sporting’s last seven league goals at home.

· Espanyol have not away from home in the league since the 23rd of January (3-1 at Getafe).

· Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino’s side have failed to score in their last four on the road.

· Sporting have conceded just one goal in their last seven league games at home combined.

· 95% of Espanyol’s goals in Liga BBVA this season have come from inside the area, the highest proportion in the competition.

Valencia - Real Madrid

· Real Madrid have won their last three league meetings with Valencia.

· The merengues have lost on just one of their last six trips to Mestalla in the league.

· Four of Real Madrid’s last six league meetings with Valencia have come the matchday after facing Barcelona.

· Gonzalo Higuaín has scored four goals in his last four clashes with Los Che in Liga BBVA.

· Real have won their last three league away games: they haven’t won four in a row on the road all season.

· Valencia have hit three or more goals in their last three league matches: the last time they managed at least three in four straight league games was in 1992.

· Seven of Roberto Soldado’s 13 league goals this season have come in his last three matches.

· Valencia have failed to score in three of their last four league matches at home.

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