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Andrew Tibot 7th Apr 2016 - 9:57

La Liga Opta Facts - 8-10 April

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Granada - Málaga

o   Granada have won all four of their home games against Malaga in the top-flight.

 

o   Granada have lost just one of their last six Andalusian derbies in La Liga (W2 D3), while Malaga have won just one of their last six (D2 L3).

 

o   Granada have not lost a league game at home since Jose Gonzalez was appointed as the club's manager (W1 D2).

 

o   Malaga have gone three league games without a defeat away from home (W1 D2).

 

o   Granada are the only La Liga side yet to have been involved a goalless draw this season.

 

o   Javi Gracia's side have hit the woodwork four times in La Liga this season, fewer than any other side.

 

o   Granada have dropped the most points in La Liga due to goals conceded in the last ten minutes of their games (10).

 

o   El-Arabi is the only Granada player to have scored a brace at Los Carmenes in La Liga this season, while that came in their most recent game against Rayo.

 

o   The Moroccan player has scored six of Granada's last eight goals against Malaga in La Liga.

 

o   Recio has assisted three of Malaga's last four goals away from home in La Liga.

 

 

 

Real Madrid - Eibar

o   Real Madrid have won all of their three league games against Eibar without conceding.

 

o   The Whites have won their last 18 league games at Bernabeu against Basque sides - which is their best ever run against them - scoring an average of 3.83 goals per game.

 

o   Eibar are currently on their worst run of form away from home in the league this season, having gone six games without a win (D2 L4).

 

o   Mendilibar has won just one of his 12 games as a La Liga manager against Real Madrid (D2 L9) - that win came during his time at Valladolid.

 

o   Real Madrid have the highest pass completion rate in La Liga this season (86.94%), while Eibar have the lowest (67.63%).

 

o   Eibar have dropped the most points in La Liga this season due to goals conceded in the second half (17).

 

o   Just three of the last 16 Real Madrid goals in La Liga have been scored in the first half of their games.

 

o   The Whites have the lowest rate of goals scored in the first 15 minutes of the second half across La Liga (9%).

 

o   With 19 games played, Gareth Bale has already equaled his best goalscoring record in a La Liga season for Real Madrid (15, alongside 2013/14, when he played 27 games).

 

o   Ander Capa is the player with the most balls lost in La Liga this season (661).

 

 

 

Espanyol - Atlético

 

o   Espanyol have won just one league game against Atletico in Simeone's time in charge (D1 L6).

 

o   Espanyol have scored just one goal in their last seven league games against Atleti combined - that came in their 1-0 win back in 2013.

 

o   Espanyol have won both of their last two league games at home, while they have not gone three or more since February 2013 (5).

 

o   Atletico have conceded at least once in their most recent two away games, for the first time this season.

 

o   Atletico have not scored fewer goals (51) after the opening 31 league games since 2011/12 (42), the year when Simeone became their manager.

 

o   Galca's side have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season (550).

 

o   Espanyol's last goal against Atleti in La Liga came in October 2013, and was an own goal scored by Thibaut Courtois.

 

o   Griezmann has scored in six games in a row for the first time in La Liga (seven goals).

 

o   Only Luis Suarez (12) has assisted more goals in La Liga this term than Koke (10 - equaling Messi, Neymar and Bale).

 

o   Pape Diop has scored in both of his last two league games (two goals, both from headers).

 

 

 

 

Real Sociedad - Barcelona

o   Real Sociedad have drawn more home games against Barcelona in La Liga, than against any other side (23).

 

o   The Basque side have won their last three home games against Barcelona in La Liga, while they have never gone four in a row.

 

o   Real Sociedad have gone three league games without a win at Anoeta (D2 L1), their worst run at home since Eusebio took charge.

 

o   The Txuri-Urdin side have conceded exactly one goal in their last four league games.

 

o   Barcelona have gone 11 league games away from home without a defeat (W8 D3), which is just one short of their best such run with Luis Enrique in charge.

 

o   Barcelona have not won any of their last two league games (D1 L1), while they have not gone three without a win in the competition since May 2014.

 

o   Real Sociedad suffered the second-largest home defeat in La Liga against Barcelona in October 2000 (0-6).

 

o   No side has scored fewer goals than the Txuri-Urdin from outside the box in La Liga this season (two goals).

 

o   Of the last seven Barcelona goals scored away from home in La Liga, only Messi has scored more than once (2).

 

o   Neymar has won more fouls than any other player in La Liga this season (102).

 

 

Real Betis - Levante

 

o   Betis have lost three league games in a row, equaling their worst run this season.

 

o   Levante have gone nine league games away from home without a win (D2 L7), conceding at least once in each of those games for a total of 19 (2.1 per game).

 

o   Betis have gone five league games in a row without a defeat against Levante (W3 L2) - the best run of any of this two sides in their top-flight meetings.

 

o   Levante have picked up points in three of their last four trips to Benito Villamarin in the top flight (W2 D1).

 

o   Levante have not won any of their previous nine away games in La Liga (D2 L7) - their last away win came in November 2015 (0-3 at El Molinon).

 

o   Ruben Castro has been involved in 71% of Betis goals in La Liga 15/16 (16 goals and four assists) - the highest rate of any individual player.

 

o   Betis have scored the fewest home games in La Liga this season (13).

 

o   Only Neymar (41) has completed more dribbles than Charly Musonda Jr (36) since the start of the second half of the La Liga season.

 

o   Betis have scored 50% of their goals from set piece situations, which is the highest rate of any La Liga side this season.

 

o   Giusseppe Rossi has scored four La Liga goals for Levante, more than any other player that arrived in the winter transfer window.

 

 

 

Sporting - Celta

o   Sporting have lost their last three La Liga games against Celta - their worst such run against them in the top-flight.

 

o   At El Molinon, the Asturian side have lost just one of their last five La Liga games against Celta (W3 D1).

 

o   Abelardo's side have gone ten league games at home without a clean sheet, while they have not gone 11 or more since 1997/98 (14).

 

o   Celta have lost just one of their last seven league games (W4 D2) - 7-1 at Bernabeu.

 

o   Sporting have scored in just one of their last five league games - 2-1 against Athletic in their last game at El Molinon.

 

o   Nolito is the first Celta de Vigo player to have scored at least ten goals in three successive La Liga seasons since Vladimir Gudelj (four between 93/94 and 96/97).

 

o   Carlos Castro has scored five of Sporting's last six goals in La Liga.

 

o   Celta de Vigo are the side to have scored the lowest rate of their goals from set piece situations in La Liga this season (14%).

 

o   Jony has assisted six goals in La Liga this season, while no Sporting player has provided more in a single term since at least 98/99.

 

o   The Galician side have made the most recoveries in La Liga this season (1764).

 

 

Villarreal - Getafe

 

 

o   Villarreal have won just two of their last seven games against Getafe in La Liga (D2 L3).

 

o   Marcelinos' side have gone two games in a row without scoring at home in La Liga (D1 L1), which is their longest dry spell of the season.

 

o   Getafe have gone eleven league games in a row without a win (D2 L9), while just once previously have they gone winless for longer in La Liga (14 in 2013/14).

 

o   Getafe have won fewer points after 31 games played than in any other top-flight season (28).

 

o   The Yellow side have been involved in the most goalless draws in La Liga this season (5).

 

o   Roberto Soldado has scored six goals in his eight league games against Getafe.

 

o   Soldado is Getafe's second-highest goalscorer in La Liga (29 goals), and is the only player to have netted four goals in a single La Liga game at Coliseum.

 

o   Escribá's side have conceded the most goals in the first half of their games in La Liga this season (35).

 

o   Alphonse Aréola (14) could equal the best clean sheet record for a Villarreal goalkeeper in a La Liga season (15 by Sergio Asenjo in 2014/15).

 

o   Vicente Guaita is already the goalkeeper to have conceded the most goals in a single La Liga season for Getafe (54).

 

 

 

Valencia - Sevilla

o   Valencia have lost just one of their last five league games against Sevilla (W2 D2) - that came in this season's reverse fixture.

 

o   At Mestalla, the Che have won three games in a row against the Nervion side in La Liga, scoring exactly three goals in the last two.

 

o   The Valencian side have lost their last four games in La Liga, and have not lost five in a row in the competition since 1997.

 

o   Sevilla are the only side in the Top 5 European Leagues yet to have won a game away from home.

 

o   Just twice in their history have Valencia won 34 points or fewer (three points per win) after the opening 31 games (1982/83 and 1985/86)

 

o   Both sides have their largest difference of points compared to the previous season in La Liga at this point of the competition (-31 for Valencia and -14 for Sevilla).

 

o   Valencia have won just 15 points since Nuno Espirito Santo's dismissal, while just two sides have won more than them since that day (Levante and Getafe, 14).

 

o   Unai Emery has lost all of his three trips to Mestalla with Sevilla (all 3-1), however one of those games gave them the qualification to the  Europa League final (on aggregate).

 

o   Emery's side have the fewest goals scored by defenders in La Liga this season (1).

 

o   Sevilla are the only side in La Liga yet to have lost points due to goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of their games.

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic - Rayo Vallecano

 

o   Athletic have gone four home games in a row conceding, equaling their worst such run this season.

 

o   The last 10 league meetings at San Mames between these two sides had 32 goals, with an average of 3.2 goals per game.

 

o   Athletic Club have scored at least once in their last 21 games in La Liga against Rayo.

 

o   Rayo Vallecano have gone 14 consecutive league games having found the back of the net, which is their best scoring run in La Liga history.

 

o   Aritz Aduriz has scored 17 goals in La Liga 15/16, and is just one behind his best record in a single season (18 in 2014/15).

 

o   Jemez's side have the highest rate of goals scored in the first 15 minutes of their games in La Liga (28%), and the lowest in the last 15 (12%).

 

o   Rayo have made the most crosses in La Liga this season (814), while Beñat (Athletic) has made the joint-most amongst individual players (190, alongside Pablo Sarabia and Jony).

 

o   Roberto Trashorras has assisted the most set piece goals in La Liga this season (6).

 

o   Athletic have the highest rate of headed goals in La Liga this season (31%).

 

o   Only Eibar (11) have conceded more headed goals than Rayo (10) in La Liga this season.

 

 

 

Deportivo - Las Palmas

 

 

 

o   Deportivo have gone 14 games in a row conceding at least one goal, their worst run in the competition since February 1957.

 

o   The Galician side won at home in their last league game, but are yet to record back-to-back wins at Riazor this season.

 

o   Deportivo have won three games in a row against the side from the Canary Islands in the top-flight, without conceding in any of those games.

 

o   Las Palmas have won their last three away games in La Liga, with each of them finishing 1-0.

 

o   Only Eibar (8) and Getafe (5) have won fewer points than Deportivo (10) in the second half of the season in La Liga.

 

o   Quique Setien's Las Palmas have won all of their last three away trips, while the only other team from the Canary Islands to have such a run in Primera Division was Jorge Valdano's Tenerife in 1992/93.

 

o   Juan Carlos Valeron played 289 games for Deportivo in La Liga - just five players have played more in their history.

 

o   Jonathan Viera is the Las Palmas player that has been involved in the most goals in La Liga 2015/16 (seven goals, seven assists).

 

o   Roque is the outfield player with the most recoveries in La Liga this season (211).

 

o   Deportivo have conceded 41% of their goals from set piece situations, the highest rate of any team in La Liga this season.

 

 
 
 

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