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Andrew Tibot 5th May 2016 - 9:14

La Liga Opta Facts - 8 May

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Real Sociedad - Rayo Vallecano

o   Real Sociedad have won just one of their last five games against Rayo in La Liga (D1 L3).

 

o   Real Sociedad have lost their last two league games at Anoeta against Rayo.

 

o   Rayo have kept just one clean sheet in their last 13 league games (2-0 against Getafe).

 

o   Real Sociedad have won just one of their last six league games at Anoeta (D2 L3), a 1-0 win against Barcelona.

 

o   The last eight Real Sociedad goals in La Liga this season have been scored by different players (including Krychowiak's own goal at Nervion).

 

o   Rayo have the highest rate of goals scored in the first 15 minutes of games in La Liga this term (31%).

 

o   Alongside John Guidetti, Manucho is the La Liga player to have made the most appearances from the bench this season (22).

 

o   Bar Real Madrid (318) and Barcelona (267), Rayo Vallecano are the side with the most shots away from home in La Liga this season (217).

 

o   Roberto Trashorras is the La Liga player to have the most touches this season (3160).

 

o   Rayo have conceded the most goals in La Liga this season (70).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Madrid - Valencia

 

o   Real Madrid will not claim the title if they do not win their game and Barcelona win theirs.

 

o   Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 13 league games against Valencia (W7 D5), but they have gone four without a win (D3 L1).

 

o   In their last five league meetings, Real Madrid and Valencia have scored an average of two goals per game.

 

o   At the Bernabeu, the last four games with Valencia in La Liga have ended in draws.

 

o   The Whites have recorded four wins in a row at Bernabeu in La Liga, the last three without conceding and scoring an average of 4.5 goals.

 

o   Valencia have won in three of their last six league trips in La Liga (D1 L2), one win more than in their previous 12 away games this season (two).

 

o   Just once in La Liga history have Valencia had 44 points or fewer (three points per win) after the opening 36 games: 42 in 1987/88.

 

o   Gareth Bale (three goals) and Lucas Vazquez (one goal and one assist) have been involved in the last four Real Madrid goals.

 

o   The last five Real Madrid goals against Valencia at Bernabeu in La Liga have been scored by different players (Higuain, Ramos, Cristiano, Pepe and Isco).

 

o   Paco Alcacer has scored four of the last six Valencia goals in La Liga.

 

 

Villarreal - Deportivo

 

o   Villarreal could play the Champions League for the fourth time in history.

 

o   Deportivo will avoid the relegation if they win this game, although they are the side with the fewest points in 2016 (12).

 

o   Villarreal are, following Atletico (7), the side with the fewest goals conceded at home in La Liga this season (10).

 

o   The Yellow Submarine have won just one of their last four league games at El Madrigal (D2 L1), 2-0 against Getafe.

 

o   Deportivo have lost five league games in a row at El Madrigal, the last four without scoring.

 

o   Deportivo have gone two league seasons without a win in the Valencian Community (D3 L3) and this is their last chance to do it this term.

 

o   The Galician side have not won any of their last eleven away games in La Liga (D7 L4), conceding an average of 1.8 goals per game.

 

o   Deportivo have lost just two of the 13 games they have played without Celso Borges (W2 D8).

 

o   Villarreal have scored the fewest headed goals in the top five European Leagues this season (1).

 

o   Roberto Soldado has assisted more goals than in any other previous La Liga season (10), as many as in the last three terms for Valencia combined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getafe - Sporting de Gijón

 

 

o   Juan Eduardo Esnaider's Getafe have won seven of the last nine points available to them in La Liga (W2 D1).

 

o   Getafe equaled their worst run last season with seven games at home without winning (D3 L4), with an average of 1.7 goals conceded per game.

 

o   Getafe have not lost in La Liga against Sporting at Coliseum Alfonso Perez (W3 D1), scoring an average of 2.75 goals per game.

 

o   Getafe have scored just two goals in their four trips to El Molinon, without scoring in two of them.

 

o   Sporting have gone six league games in a row without a win away from home (D3 L3) and they have not scored in four of those games.

 

o   Getafe have conceded the most penalty goals in La Liga this season (7) and one of the sides with the fewest penalty goals scored (1):

 

o   Only Malaga (8) have won more points than Sporting (7, alongside Villarreal) after having scored in the last five minutes of games in La Liga this season.

o   Sporting have fired the fewest shots on target in La Liga this season (112).

 

o   Pedro Leon has scored more goals for Getafe in the top-flight than any other midfielder (23 goals).

 

o   Jony has been involved in five of the last eight Sporting goals in La Liga (two goals and three assists).

 

 

Eibar - Real Betis

 

 

o   Betis just need one point at Ipurua in order to avoid relegation.

 

o   Eibar have gone 12 league games in a row without keeping a clean sheet (conceding 2.08 goals per game in average) - they have never gone 13 without a shutout in the competition.

 

o   The only previous top-flight meeting between these two sides came previously this season, with a comfortable victory for Eibar (0-4).

 

o   Betis have lost their last two league games 2-0, against Sevilla and Barcelona.

 

o   Betis have gone four games in a row without a win away (D1 L3), conceding an average of 2.75 goals per game.

 

o   Eibar have scored in the first half in 12 of the 14 league games when they have netted at Ipurua this season.

 

o   Eibar have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half this season (12, alongside Getafe).

 

o   Antonio Adan is the goalkeeper with the most saves this season in La Liga (121).

 

o   Ruben Castro has scored 17 goals in La Liga 2015/16 and he is just one off his record in a La Liga season (18 in 2012/13).

 

o   Ander Capa has lost the most balls in La Liga this season (771).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barcelona - Espanyol

 

o   Barça would claim they title by defeating Espanyol and if Atletico de Madrid lose in Orriols as well as Real Madrid failing to beat Valencia.

 

o   Barcelona have gone 13 league games without a defeat against Espanyol (W10 D3) and they have kept 10 clean sheets in that period.

 

o   Barcelona have won their last three league games in a row scoring an average of 5.3 goals per game and keeping their clean sheet in all three of them.

 

o   Should Barcelona find the net, they would have scored in all their home games in a La Liga season for the first time since 2013/14.

 

o   Espanyol have picked up six defeats in a row at Camp Nou, scoring a single goal in that period.

 

o   Barcelona have defeated Espanyol in the Copa del Rey's Last 16 this season and they won 4-1 at Camp Nou.

 

o   Lionel Messi has scored eight goals in his last four Barcelona derbies at Camp Nou in La Liga.

 

o   The Periquitos have conceded the joint-most goals from outside the box in La Liga this season (9, alongside Celta).

 

o   Luis Suarez is the second Barcelona player to have scored 35 goals in a single La Liga season, following Lionel Messi (three times).

 

o   Among players with at least 30 games played in La Liga this season, Hernan Perez has conceded the most fouls per game (2.67).

 

 

Sevilla - Granada

 

 

 

o   Sevilla will play in Europe for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons.

 

o   Sevilla have lost just one of their last 17 games at Sanchez Pizjuan against Granada in the top flight (W14 D2), 1-2 in 2011.

 

o   Unai Emery has lost just one of his eight games as a La Liga manager against Granada (W6 D1), which was the reverse fixture this season.

 

o   Sevilla have scored in each of their last 17 games at home, their best run since 2008 (18).

 

o   Jose Gonzalez's side have lost just two of their last eight league games (W2 D4).

 

o   Sevilla have lost just one of their last 16 Andalusian derbies in La Liga, which was 2-1 against Granada previously this season (W12 D3).

 

o   Sevilla did not fire a single shot on target in their last game against Espanyol for the first time since November 2014, also in Barcelona.

 

o   Kevin Gameiro has scored more goals than in any other previous La Liga season (16) and has scored in three games in a row for the first time since April 2014 (4).

 

o   Kevin Gameiro has scored in his two games at Sanchez Pizjuan against Granada in La Liga (two goals).

 

o   Youssef El-Arabi has scored in his last three league games (five goals). He has not scored in four in a row since November 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Las Palmas - Athletic

 

 

o   Athletic would avoid the Europa League qualifying round if they win against Las Palmas and Celta do not win against Malaga.

 

o   Las Palmas have not lost in their last three league games at Gran Canaria (W2 D1) and if they do not lose this game this would be their best run this season without a defeat at home.

 

o   Three of the last four league games between Las Palmas and Athletic have finished with draws (W1 for Athletic).

 

o   Athletic have lost just one of their last six games played in La Liga (W3 D2).

 

o   Athletic have gone seven league trips in a row scoring, the longest such run in a single season since January 2013.

 

o   This is Athletic fourth best return of points (three points per win) after the opening 36 games in history: 68 in 2013/14, 61 in 1997/98 and 60 in 1987/88 (58).

 

o   Quique Setien's first goal in La Liga as a starting player came against Athletic in March 19, 1978.

 

o   Aritz Aduriz has already equaled his goalscoring record in a top-flight season for any side (18, alongside 2014/15).

 

o   Jonathan Viera has been involved in five of the last six Las Palmas goals in La Liga (three goals and two assists).

 

o   Viera scored in his last league appearance against Granada, his second brace in La Liga but the first for Las Palmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Celta - Málaga

o   Celta have lost just one of their last twelve La Liga games against Andalusian sides (W5 D6), previously this season at La Rosaleda (2-0).

 

o   In their last five wins against Celta in the top-flight, Malaga have kept a clean sheet.

 

o   Celta also kept three clean sheets in their three wins at Balaidos against Malaga in La Liga.

 

o   Celta have not lost any of their last eight La Liga games at Balaidos (W4 D4) and they have not gone nine in a row without losing in La Liga since 2003.

 

o   Malaga have won just one of their last six league trips (D3 L2).

 

o   The last six Malaga goals against Celta in La Liga have been scored in the first half.

 

o   Fabrice Olinga became the youngest ever La Liga scorer Celta and Malaga back in by scoring in this fixture in August 2012.

 

o   Malaga had never scored as few goals in the opening 36 games in the top-flight (34).

 

o   Iago Aspas has already scored as many goals in La Liga this season as in the two previous combined (14).

 

o   Duje Cop has been involved in four of the last five Malaga goals in La Liga (three goals and one assist).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Levante - Atlético de Madrid

 

 

o   Atletico will not win the title if they lose this game and Barcelona win against Espanyol at home.

 

o   The last Atletico defeat in their last title-winning season came at Ciutat de Valencia (2-0 in 2013-2014).

 

o   That is the only Levante win against Atletico in their last seven league games (D2 L4).

 

o   However, in Valencia, Levante have not lost any of their last five league games against Atletico (W3 D2), all three wins by 2-0.

 

o   Atletico have won their last six league games, without conceding in the last four, their best run this season.

 

o   Levante have been relegated from the top-flight for the first time since 2007/08.

 

o   Levante have not lost any of their last four games at Ciutat (W2 D2), their best such run with Rubi in charge.

 

o   The last time Diego Simeone's side recorded as many wins in a row in La Liga was in 2014 (nine) and they finished the run at Ciutat.

 

o   Levante have scored the first goal of the game fewer times than any other side in La Liga this season (8) but they have not lost any of those games.

 

o   Fernando Torres is the only Spanish player to have scored for Atletico against Levante in the last nine goals scored by Atleti players.

 

 
 
 

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