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Tom Stitfall 25th May 2013 - 19:00

La Liga Opta Facts: 26 May


Atletico Madrid v Mallorca

Atletico Madrid have only won two of their last eight league meetings with Mallorca (D3 L3).

The Balearic side have drawn four of their last six trips to the Vicente Calderon in La Liga (L2), with all four ending 1-1.

Over the last seven seasons, only against Real Madrid (0) have Atletico won fewer home games than they have against Mallorca (2, minimum seven games played).

Diego Simeone's side have won just one of their last five home league games, losing three (D1).

Gregorio Manzano has only lost two of his 12 La Liga games as a manager against his former club (W5 D5).

Radamel Falcao averages exactly a goal a game on home soil in La Liga (35 goals in 35 games).

Mallorca have conceded the most goals in La Liga this season (70); Atletico, the fewest (30).

Radamel Falcao has only missed one of the 14 penalties he has taken in La Liga, and that was the one saved by Mallorca stopper Dudu Aouate last season.

Atletico Madrid are the only team yet to concede a penalty in La Liga this term.

Athletic v Levante

Athletic have won five straight home games against Levante in La Liga (scoring 2.4 goals per game on average).

Los Granotas have, however, won their last two league games against Bilbao, though both were played at the Ciutat de Valencia.

Fernando Llorente has scored more goals at the Cathedral than any other player in the 21st century (48 in 129 games).

Athletic have the opportunity to win three successive league games for the first time under Marcelo Bielsa.

Fernando Llorente will play his last game at the San Mames against the team he recorded his first ever La Liga brace (v Levante in 2005).

Levante are without a win in seven (D2 L5) and have only won one of their last 15 (D6 L8).

If he gets booked in this game, De Marcos will become the first player to be shown a yellow card in five successive La Liga games this season.

Robert Acquafresca has scored three of Levante's last six league goals after not netting a league goal all season before this run.

Levante have the lowest average possession in La Liga this term (36%) while Athletic have the third-highest figure (57%).

Real Betis v Real Zaragoza

Real Betis have won five successive games against Real Zaragoza in La Liga, their best ever run against them in the top-flight.

The Green-and-Whites have won four and lost none of their last six home games against the side from Aragon in the top-flight.

Zaragoza have not won an away league game against Betis since 2001, when legendary former captain Xavi Aguado netted his final La Liga goal.

Manolo Jimenez's side have lost seven of their last nine away league games, failing to win any of them.

Current Betis player Juan Carlos scored his first top-flight goals in a Zaragoza shirt against Real Betis in a 4-3 defeat in Villamartin last season.

Betis are unbeaten in nine home league games (W4 D5), their best run on home soil in La Liga since 2004/05 (15 games).

Zaragoza have scored a higher percentage of goals from the penalty spot than any other team in La Liga this season (22%).

Manolo Jimenez's side have scored just 14 second-half goals this season - a league-low.

Espanyol v Barcelona

Espanyol have gone five successive home league games against Barcelona without win (D3 L2), they haven't gone six in a row without a win since 1995/96.

Barcelona have won five and lost none of their last seven derbies with los Pericos, although both draws in that run came away from home.

Barcelona are the team to have inflicted the heaviest defeat on Espanyol at Cornella El-Prat in La Liga (1-5 in 2010).

Tito Vilanova's side now need just two wins from their final two games to equal the record La Liga points total set by Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid last season (100).

Espanyol are winless in four league games (D1 L3) and in five on home soil (D4 L1).

Only Bayern Munich (15) have won more away league games than Barcelona (13) in the top five European leagues this season.

Sergio Garcia has directly participated in seven of Espanyol's last nine home league goals (four goals, three assists).

Cornella El-Prat is the only La Liga ground that Lionel Messi has played at more than once and never scored.

Espanyol have lost a joint-high 13 points from winning positions on home soil this season.

Messi's 46 league goals this season have won Barcelona 28 points; Ronaldo's 34 goals have won Real Madrid just 16.


Getafe v Rayo Vallecano

Getafe have lost all three derbies against Rayo Vallecano played in the top-flight.

Indeed, Rayo are the only team that Getafe have faced but never beaten in La Liga.

Getafe have won just one Madrid derby this season, the worst record of all four teams, though they are the only team to defeat Real Madrid in a derby this term.

Luis Garcia's side have lost five of their last six league games, beating only Real Sociedad on home soil in this run.

If they win this game, Rayo will equal the most points they have ever won in a single top-flight campaign (52 in 1999/00).

With his two goals at Levante last week, Piti overtook the goals total registered by Michu last season (17, Michu scored 15 in 2011/12).

The side from Vallecas have conceded a league-high 13 goals in the opening 15 minutes of games this term.

Getafe have conceded more goals to defenders than any other team in La Liga this season (12).

Luis Garcia's side have gained more points from losing positions on home soil than any other team this campaign (14).


Malaga v Deportivo La Coruna

Malaga are without a win in 19 consecutive top-flight games against Deportivo (D8 L11).

The last six games between Malaga and Deportivo at La Romareda, however, have ended level, with four finishing 1-1.

The last two games between Malaga and Deportivo in Andalusia have both ended goalless; Depor midfielder Sergio netted the last goal in this fixture back in 2009.

Malaga have gone 507 minutes without a goal in La Liga against Deportivo; former Depor player Albert Luque netted their last league goal against the Galician side.

Deportivo have been reduced to 10 men in each of their last two visits to La Rosaleda in La Liga (Laure and Pablo Alvarez).

Malaga are the only team in La Liga this season yet to lose a game having netted the first goal.

Bruno Gama has directly participated in four of Deportivo's last five league goals (three goals, one assist).

Deportivo are the only team yet to win a point with a goal in the final 10 minutes in La Liga this season.


Osasuna v Sevilla

Osasuna have gone three league games against Sevilla without a win (D1 L2), failing to score in all three games in this run.

Four of the last six games between these sides in Pamplona have ended level, with three of those four draws ending goalless.

The Andalusian side have won just one of their last 12 visits to Osasuna in the top-flight: 0-2 in 2009/10 (D6 L5).

Mendilibar's side have won just one of their last five league games (D1 L3), the only game in this run in which they found the net (1-0 v Getafe).

Over the last five seasons, only Toulouse (27) have drawn more games 0-0 than Osasuna (25) across the top five European leagues.

No side in Europe's top five leagues have won fewer away games than Sevilla this season (one); only relegated Italian side Palermo have won the same number on the road.

Osasuna have never scored as few as 29 goals after 36 games of a top-flight campaign.

Between them, Alvaro Negredo (three) and Ivan Rakitic (two) have scored all of Sevilla's last five away league goals.


Real Sociedad v Real Madrid

Real Sociedad have lost three successive top-flight home games against Real Madrid; their worst ever run against them at the Anoeta.

The Whites have won their last seven league games against Real Sociedad overall, scoring 2.9 goals per game on average.

The last Real Sociedad victory over Real Madrid in the Anoeta dates back to 2004, when the winning goal was scored by Valeri Karpin.

Real Sociedad have won three of their last four home league games (D1), scoring exactly four goals in each victory.

No team in the top five European games has won more away games than Real Madrid in the Mourinho era (38).

Imanol Agirretxe has scored four goals in the last four La Liga gameweeks.

Real Sociedad and Real Madrid are the only two teams to have beaten champions Barcelona in La Liga this season.

Xabi Prieto is the only player to have scored a hat-trick against Real Madrid in La Liga under Mourinho.

Real Sociedad have scored more goals through defenders than any other La Liga side this season (11).


Valencia v Granada

Valencia have won four successive games against Granada in La Liga, their best ever run against them in the top-flight.

Granada have lost 16 of their 18 previous trips to Granada in La Liga, only managing to draw the other two.

Granada lost 1-7 against Valencia in 1975, their second-heaviest ever top-flight loss.

If los Che win this game, their will have won four straight league games for the first time under Ernesto Valverde.

Granada are unbeaten in five successive league games (W3 D2); they are yet to go six in a row without defeat since their promotion.

Valencia could join Barcelona in this game as the only sides to have won all four games against Granada since they were promoted back to La Liga.

Roberto Soldado is the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga this season (21); last season, he shared the title with Fernando Llorente (17).

Youssef El-Arabi has now scored more goals in a single season than any other Granada player since their promotion in 2011 (seven).

Granada are the only team yet to lose a point from a winning position on the road this term.


Real Valladolid v Celta Vigo

Real Valladolid have won just one of their last 16 top-flight meetings with Celta Vigo (2-1 in 1999).

Celta Vigo have won five successive games at the Zorrilla in the top-flight, their best ever away run against a single side in La Liga.

Miroslav Djukic's side have won only two of their 11 league games; both in the Zorrilla and both by the odd goal.

Celta Vigo have only won one of their five away league games since the arrival of Abel Resino.

Javi Guerra has scored three goals in Real Valladolid's last three league games at the Jose Zorrilla (W2 D1).

Iago Aspas has scored two braces in his first ever La Liga season, with one of them coming against Valladolid in the reverse fixture.

Valladolid have lost a league-high 24 points having scored the first goal of the game this season.

Celta Vigo have scored a league-high 29% of their goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season.

Iago Aspas has participated in 50% of Celta Vigo's goals this season (11 goals, six assists), while Oscar has participated in 40% of Valladolid's (12 goals, seven assists).


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