William Hill Online Help Centre Close Detach
  • Change view:

William Hill Online Sports Betting - Live Football, Horse Racing, Greyhounds, Sports & Games

Stuart Dalgleish 27th Mar 2013 - 18:27

La Liga Opta Facts: 30 March - 1 April

Rayo Vallecano v Malaga

  • Rayo have won all seven previous home meetings with Malaga in the top-flight.
  • The side from Madrid are unbeaten in three home meetings with Andalusian sides in La Liga this season (W2 D1).
  • Paco Jemez's side have won just one of their last five league games (D1 L3) but have won five of their last six in Vallecas (L1).
  • Malaga are winless in four league games (D2 L2), they have not endured a worse run since January 2012 (six).
  • Raul Tamudo, who scored the first goal of his return at the Camp Nou last weekend, scored seven home league goals last season; only Michu (10) netted more for Rayo.
  • No goalkeeper has kept more clean sheets on the road this season than Willy Caballero (six).
  • Rayo have averaged 57% possession in La Liga this term, a figure beaten only by Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao.
  • Only Barcelona (635) and Real Madrid (342) have completed more short passes per game on average than Malaga (336) this term.
  • Rayo are one of two teams (with Atletico) who are yet to lose a single point from a winning position at home this season.


Celta Vigo v Barcelona

  • After winning three successive top-flight meetings with Barcelona at the Balaidos, Celta Vigo have lost their last two against them.
  • The last time Celta beat Barcelona in the league was in 2003/04, a year the Galician side were relegated to the second tier.
  • Barcelona have won five successive league games against Celta; they have never won six in a row against them in their league history.
  • Celta have lost their last three league games; they have not lost four in a row all season.
  • The Catalans have only won one of their last four away league games, losing twice in this run (2-3 in Anoeta and 1-2 in the Bernabeu).
  • Lionel Messi has scored in 18 successive league games, though the last time he failed to net was against Celta in the reverse fixture.
  • Celta will be without Iago Aspas for this game due to suspension; he has been directly involved in 59% of his team's goals this season, a league-high proportion with Leo Messi.
  • Of all players to have scored more than five goals this season, David Villa has the best shot conversion rate (38%).
  • Mario Bermejo, joint-second top scorer for Celta this season with Fernandez, has scored three of his four goals this season at the Balaidos and one at the Camp Nou against Barcelona.
  • Barcelona substitutes have scored 10 goals this season, the most of all teams in La Liga.
  • Lionel Messi is the only player to have completed over 100 dribbles in La Liga this season (108); Iniesta is second in this regard with just 57.


Zaragoza v Real Madrid


  • Zaragoza have gone eight successive home league games against Real Madrid without a win (D4 L4), losing each of the last three.
  • The Whites have averaged 3.7 goals per game over their last seven league meetings with los Manos.
  • The 6-0 victory recorded by Real Madrid at La Romareda last season is their heaviest victory on the road under Mourinho.
  • Zaragoza are winless in seven home league games (D3 L4), they have never gone eight in a row within a single top-flight campaign.
  • Jose Mourinho's side have won six successive league games, their best run of the season.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored four of his six La Liga goals against Zaragoza at La Romareda.
  • Manolo Jimenez's side have gone 328 minutes without a league goal; Helder Postiga scored their last one back in February.
  • Raul Gonzalez scored his last league goal for Real Madrid at La Romareda thanks to an assist from his successor to the number seven shirt, Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Zaragoza have scored a league-low five goals in the last 15 minutes of games this season, while Real Madrid have conceded a joint-low four in this period.
  • The Whites have shipped a league-high 22% of their goals to corner situations this season.
  • Los Manos are the only team in La Liga for whom a substitute has not scored a goal this term.
  • While Real Madrid have scored a league-high eight goals on the counter attack this season, Zaragoza have netted just once via a fast break all campaign.


View our full range of La Liga betting


Levante v Sevilla


  • After eight successive defeats against Sevilla in La Primera, Levante have gone three in a row without defeat against them (1W 2D).
  • Los Granotas have the opportunity to record two consecutive home wins against Sevilla for the first time in their top-flight history after their win in this fixture last season.
  • Sevilla have won four of their last five trips to the Ciutat de Valencia in La Liga, though they lost the other one last season (1-0).
  • Levante have drawn three successive league games; they have never drawn four in a row in the top-flight.
  • The Andalusian side have won just once away from home all season; they last time they recorded fewer in a single campaign, they were relegated (none in 1999/00).
  • Robert Acquafresca scored his first league goal in Spain against Granada last time out in his first appearance as a substitute (he had started his first two).
  • Alvaro Negredo has equalled Michu as the top scoring Spaniard in any of the top five European leagues this season (15 goals).
  • Levante have gained a league-high 12 points from losing positions on home soil this season.
  • Jesus Navas is the only player in Europe's top five leagues to have had over 50 shots without scoring this term (59 including blocks).


View our full range of La Liga betting


Real Valladolid v Osasuna


  • After going 10 games without a win against Osasuna in the top-flight, Valladolid won the reverse fixture this season (1-0).
  • Valladolid are winless in five home games against the Reds in La Liga, however (D3 L2).
  • Two of the last three top-flight meetings between these two sides in the Jose Zorilla have ended goalless.
  • Valladolid have only won one of their last eight league games (D4 L3) and that was away from home (2-1 in Vallecas).
  • Osasuna have lost three successive league games; they last lost four in a row in April 2011.
  • Valladolid have won just one of 14 league games without Patrick Ebert this season (6D 6L). Their win percentage with him in the team is 53% this season, and it drops to 8% when he is missing.
  • Mendilibar's side have the worst shot conversion rate in La Liga this season (8.16%).
  • Oscar has directly contributed to 40% of Real Valladolid's goals this season, but he has not scored since their last home win (2-0 v Zaragoza in January).
  • Osasuna are the only team in La Liga who are yet to claim a single point having conceded the first goal this season.


View our full range of La Liga betting


Mallorca v Deportivo


  • Mallorca have only lost one of their last seven home clashes with Depor in La Liga (2W 4D).
  • The Islanders have conceded just one goal in their last five home top-flight meetings with Deportivo combined.
  • Deportivo have won two successive league games against Mallorca; they have never won three in a row against them in the top-flight.
  • Mallorca have won two of their last three league games (1L), scoring exactly twice in all three outings.
  • After three defeats and a draw, Fernando Vazquez recorded his first win as Deportivo manager in the Galician derby last weekend (3-1).
  • Alejandro Alfaro has scored the same number of goals as Leo Messi in March 2013 (four); only Negredo has more (five).
  • Only Valencia (12) have scored more headed goals than Mallorca this season (11).
  • Juan Carlos Valeron has made six assists this season; his best total in a La Liga season since 2004/05.
  • Mallorca have conceded a league-high 11 goals from outside the area.


View our full range of La Liga betting


Espanyol v Real Sociedad


  • Espanyol have only lost one of their last 11 clashes with Real Sociedad in the top-flight (W6 D4) and that was in San Sebastian (1-0 in 2010).
  • The Basque side are without a win in six trips to Espanyol in La Liga (3L), though they have drawn three of these games.
  • Javier Aguirre is unbeaten in La Liga on home soil as Espanyol manager, winning five and drawing two of seven games.
  • Real Sociedad are unbeaten in 10 league games (6W 4D), their best top-flight run without defeat since the season they finished second (19 in 2002/03).
  • Sergio Garcia has scored five goals this season, all of which have come with Javier Aguirre at the helm.
  • Only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have participated in more goals than Carlos Vela in 2013 (five goals, five assists).
  • Philippe Montanier is looking to become the first manager in Real Sociedad's top-flight history to record four successive away wins.
  • Victor Sanchez has been booked in six of his last eight league appearances.
  • Espanyol have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season (484), while Real Sociedad have conceded the second-fewest (323).


View our full range of La Liga betting


Atletico Madrid v Valencia


  • Atletico Madrid have accumulated five successive games against Valencia without winning in the league (D2 L3), their worst run since promotion in 2002/03.
  • Valencia have only lost three of their last seven trips to the Calderon in La Liga (2W 2D).
  • Valencia are one of four teams who Atleti have not beaten in La Liga under Diego Simeone, together with Real Madrid, Barcelona and Mallorca (minimum two games).
  • Atletico have not lost two successive home games since February 2011, when they lost against Valencia (1-2).
  • Ernesto Valverde's side have lost only one of their last eight league games (4W 3D), though this was in their last away game (0-1 in the San Mames).
  • Diego Costa has participated in more goals than any other Atleti player in the year 2013 (four goals, one assist).
  • Atletico have conceded the joint-fewest headed goals in La Liga this season (two, level with Barcelona) while Valencia have scored the most (12).
  • Diego Simeone's side have scored the most goals from set pieces this season (25) and conceded the fewest (four).


View our full range of La Liga betting


Athletic v Granada


  • After their 2-1 win in the reverse fixture, Athletic have the opportunity to record consecutive top-flight wins over Granada for the first time since 1970.
  • The Lions have won 15 of their 18 previous Liga meetings with Granada in the San Mames.
  • Granada have only ever won twice at the Cathedral in La Liga, both by a 1-0 scoreline (1972/73 and last season).
  • Marcelo Bielsa's side have not won two successive home league games this season.
  • Granada have gone five games without a win in the league (3L) though they have drawn their last two.
  • Athletic have only taken one penalty in the league all season, and that was scored by Aduriz in the reverse clash against Granada.
  • Guillherme Siqueira is the top scorer for Granada since their promotion but nine of his 11 goals have been from the penalty spot.
  • Athletic have conceded a league-high 26 goals from set pieces this season.
  • Granada are the only team yet to lose a point from a winning position on the road this season (four games in front, four wins).


View our full range of La Liga betting


Real Betis v Getafe


  • Betis have only won one of their last six league meetings with Getafe (L1), though they have drawn four of those games.
  • The Blues have only won one of their six visits to Heliopolis in La Liga (D3 L2): 0-2 in May 2007.
  • Getafe have netted exactly twice in four of their six visits to Sevilla to face Real Betis in La Liga.
  • Betis have won their last two home league games; they have not won three in a row since their promotion.
  • Luis Garcia's side are unbeaten in five league games (4W 1D), they have not gone six without defeat since January last year.
  • With his goal against Osasuna, Ruben Castro overtook Joaquin as the top scoring Spaniard for Real Betis in this century.
  • Only Barcelona (38) have scored more goals via Spanish players than Getafe (34) in La Liga this season.
  • Betis are the only team in La Liga who are yet to lose a point following a goal conceded in the final 10 minutes this season.
  • Borja, who scored the winner in the victory over Athletic last time out, has been booked in four of the last five La Liga gameweeks.


View our full range of La Liga betting


View AllPlay Games


View AllStuart Dalgleish