La Liga Opta Facts - April 3-4th
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Almeria v Mallorca
- Almeria have won only one of their last five meetings with Mallorca in the top flight.
- Mallorca have emerged victorious in their last two fixtures against Almeria, but have still not won at the Estadio del Mediterráneo.
- Juan Manuel Lillo's side are unbeaten at home in their last eight league games (five wins and three draws), and have kept a clean sheet in the last two.
- Mallorca have failed to score a goal in three of their last four league games.
- Away from home, Grogorio Manzano's team have won only once in their last eight league games, five defeats and two draws complete the record.
- Mallorca have scored 73% of their goals (33 out of 45) in the second half of their games, currently the highest ratio in La Liga.
Atletico Madrid v Deportivo La Coruña
- Atletico have won five of their last six league meetings with Deportivo, but the Galicians had the better in the reverse fixture this season, when they won 2-1 at the Riazor.
- These two sides have shared only one draw in the last 17 occasions they have met in La Liga (0-0 in February 2004).
- At the Vicente Calderon, the hosts have notched up six wins and a draw in the last seven times they have hosted Deportivo.
- Quique Sánchez Flores' side are on a run of four consecutive wins at home, and have kept a clean sheet in their last two against Osasuna and Athletic Bilbao.
- Deportivo have lost their last three league games.
- Away from home, Miguel Ángel Lotina's side are winless in their last eight fixtures, and have picked up only one point from their last four on the road.
- Deportivo have netted only two goals in their last seven away games this season.
Barcelona v Athletic Bilbao
- Barcelona are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Athletic, but were held to a 1-1 draw in the reverse fixture at the San Mames, back in November.
- Athletic have won only one of their last 16 league meetings with Barcelona, at home in May 2006 (3-1).
- The Basques side's last success at the Camp Nou was in November 2001 (2-1).
- Since then, Barca notched-up two draws before five consecutive wins against Athletic at home.
- Athletic have managed to score only two goals in their last five visits to Barcelona in the league.
- Barcelona have won their last four league fixtures, and kept a clean sheet in the last two against Osasuna and Mallorca.
- At home, Pep Guardiola's side are still unbeaten this season, in light of 13 wins and a draw.
- The Catalans have shipped only three goals in their last nine home games.
- Athletic have lost only once in their last seven league games, at Atletico Madrid (2-0).
- Away from home, Joaquín Caparrós' side are winless in their last eight league games, and have scored only one goal in the last five.
- The Blaugrana have the best defence of La Liga (only 18 goals conceded).
Getafe v Espanyol
- These two sides have met 11 times in the top-flight so far: Getafe lead by five wins to four, two draws complete the record.
- At Getafe, Espanyol have taken seven points from their last three visits, despite scoring only one goal in each of these games.
- Getafe have managed only one win in their last five home games of this campaign.
- Espanyol have drawn their last two league games by 0-0, against Real Valladolid and Sporting Gijon.
- Mauricio Pochettino's side have managed only one win in their last seven games in La Liga.
- At home though, they are unbeaten in eight fixtures, and have not conceded a single goal over their last five games at the Estadi Cornellà-El Prat.
- Espanyol have scored only 21 goals so far this term - a league-low.
Racing Santander v Real Madrid
- Real Madrid have won their last five meetings with Racing in La Liga, keeping a clean sheet in the last four.
- The Merengues have also had the better in four of their last five visits to Racing in La Liga, a 2-1 win to the hosts in April 2007 completes the record.
- Racing have won only one of their last 10 league games, and have failed to score a single goal in seven of these.
- At home, Miguel Ángel Portugal's side are winless in their last six games of La Liga, and have not scored in the last four.
- Real Madrid are on a run of 11 consecutive wins in La Liga, currently the longest run in this campaign.
- Manuel Pellegrini's side have won their last five games on the road, scoring always three or more goals.
- Real boast the most prolific attack of this competition (81 goals scored).
- Real Madrid are the only side in La Liga to have always won after taking the lead this season (24 times).
Real Valladolid v Villarreal
- This will be the 16th La Liga meeting between these two sides: there is perfect balance in the previous meetings, with six wins to each side and three draws, including the 0-0 in the last meeting at the José Zorrilla.
- At home, Real Valladolid are still unbeaten against Villarreal in La Liga (five wins and two draws), and have never conceded a goal.
- Onésimo Sánchez's side have won only once in the last 14 match-days of this campaign.
- The Yellow Submarine are winless in their last seven league games on the road, and have picked up only three points in the process.
- Real Valladolid have conceded 28 goals before half-time so far - a league-high.
Real Zaragoza v Malaga
- Real Zaragoza are unbeaten in their last six league meetings with Malaga, in which they have alternated wins and draws.
- However, Real Zaragoza have not scored more than a single goal in their last 11 meetings with Malaga in La Liga.
- Malaga have won only once in the last 21 occasions they have visited Real Zaragoza (2-0 in October 2001).
- Last Saturday's 3-0 win over Valencia ended a run of four consecutive games without a win for Real Zaragoza in La Liga.
- Malaga have won only one of their last six league fixtures, losing four and drawing one in the process.
- Away from home, Juan Ramón Muñiz's side are on a run of three consecutive defeats, in which they have scored only one goal.
Sevilla v Tenerife
- Sevilla are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Tenerife in La Liga (four wins and a draw).
- These two sides have shared the points only once in their 10 previous meetings at Sevilla's ground, 2-2 in 1991; seven wins to the hosts and two to the guests complete the record.
- Sevilla are winless in their last six league games (three defeats and as many draws).
- Such a negative run caused the departure of Manolo Jimenez, who was replaced by Antonio Álvarez before last Sunday's defeat with Villarreal.
- At home, the Andalucians are unbeaten in their last six fixtures in La Liga, though they have been held to three consecutive draws in their last three at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.
- Tenerife have won only one of their last seven league games, four defeats and two draws in the last two outings complete the record.
- Tenerife are the only side in La Liga yet to win away from home this season.
- José Luis Oltra's side have picked up only one point from their last five games on the road.
- Tenerife have conceded 58 goals this season in La Liga - a league-high.
Sporting Gijon v Xerez
- The goalless draw in the reverse fixture played last November is the only previous meeting between these two sides in La Liga.
- Sporting have won only one of their last five league games, and failed to score a goal in three of these.
- However, at home Manuel Preciado's side are unbeaten in their last four games (two draws and as many wins).
- Xerez have collected seven points from their last three league fixtures - this is the first time they have managed such a good run in the top-flight.
Valencia v Osasuna
- Valencia have won three of their last four meetings with Osasuna in La Liga, losing once in the process.
- At the Mestalla, Valencia have won their last five meetings with Osasuna, without conceding a single goal in the process.
- Unai Emery's side are unbeaten at home in their last seven fixtures (six wins and a draw), and have kept a clean sheet in the last three.
- Last Sunday's win over Almeria ended Osasuna's seven-game winless run in La Liga.
- However, away from home the team from Pamplona are on a run of four consecutive defeats, and have not scored a single goal in their last two games on the road.