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Jon Riley 4th Apr 2012 - 17:18

La Liga Opta Facts - April 7th -April 9th

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Getafe - Sporting

  • Getafe have lost their last two league meetings with Sporting.
  • The Madrid side have never lost at home to Sporting in LigaBBVA (W2 D1).
  • Only once before have Sporting won two away games in Madrid in the same season in Primera: Atlético and Rayo in 1979/80.
  • A win over Sporting would put the azulones level with their best league winning streak of the campaign at home (three).
  • Clemente's men are yet to keep a clean sheet on the road in LigaBBVA this season (15 games).
  • Getafe's last three league goals at home have come in the first half: prior to this they had scored just three at home in the first half all season.
  • Getafe have scored the joint-fewest goals in the opening 15 minutes of games in the Spanish top-flight this season (2).
  • The Asturians have conceded the most goals on the road in the league this season: 37, an average of 2.47 per game.
  • Despite managing just one win in 12 games, Sporting have scored in their last eight league games, their best run in the top-flight since November 1992.
  • Javier Clemente has won just 12.5% of his games in charge of Sporting, his lowest win % as a manager at any club in the Spanish top flight.

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Rayo Vallecano - Osasuna

  • Rayo have won just one of their last five top-flight meetings with Osasuna (D2 L2).
  • Osasuna have only won on one of six visits to Vallecas in Primera (D1 L4).
  • The last two top-flight clashes between Rayo and Osasuna ended goalless (May 2003 and November 2011).
  • The Madrid side have drawn none of their last 14 league games at home (W6 L8).
  • The rojillos have won back-to-back league games on the road for the first time this season: they haven't won three in a row on the road since May 2006.
  • Osasuna have drawn the most games away from home in LigaBBVA this season (eight).
  • Rayo have lost the most games at home in La Liga this season (eight).
  • Rayo's last six league goals at home have come in the second half of games.
  • Osasuna's last eight league goals away from home have been scored by different players.
  • The rojillos are without a win in their last nine top-flight meetings with sides from Madrid (D4 L5).

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Espanyol - Real Sociedad

  • Espanyol have lost just one of their last nine meetings with Real Sociedad in La Liga (W5 D3).
  • The Catalonians are unbeaten in five at home against Real Sociedad in Primera (W3 D2).
  • The txuri-urdin have conceded at least one goal in their last eight visits to Espanyol in the top-flight.
  • Espanyol are on a run of 17 games without defeat at home to sides from the Basque country in La Liga (W12 D5), winning the last nine.
  • The periquitos have scored in all but one of their last 21 matches at home to Basque sides in Primera, except a 0-0 with Alavés in March 2006.
  • Espanyol have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last five league games at home, their worst run in the league this season.
  • Real Sociedad have lost their last five league games on the road, their joint-worst run this season.
  • The donostiarras have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of La Liga games this season (10).
  • Only Athletic Bilbao have used fewer players than Real Sociedad in LigaBBVA this season (23).

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Real Madrid - Valencia

  • The blancos have won their last five league meetings with Valencia, averaging 3.2 goals per game.
  • Unai Emery's men have failed to score in their last three league visits to the Bernabéu, and only Espanyol (61) have lost more games at Real Madrid (58) in Primera.
  • The only three matches Real Madrid failed to win at home last season in La Liga were all in April: Barcelona (D), Sporting (L) and Zaragoza (L).
  • José Mourinho's men are unbeaten in 15 consecutive LigaBBVA games (W13 D2). The club record is 31 (to 88/89).
  • Valencia head to Madrid on a run of three league games without a win (D1 L2), taking just 10 of a possible 27 points available from their last nine on the road.
  • One goal per game to the end of the season would be enough for Real Madrid to set a new record for most goals in a season in Primera (current record is 107 from 89/90).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals (37) than more than half (11) of the teams in Primera this season, and is just three off his record-setting 40 from 11/12.
  • Roberto Soldado has scored three goals in three matches against Real Madrid for Valencia in La Liga.
  • Clós Gómez was in charge of Valencia's last league win at the Bernabéu: 3-2 in 2007/08.
  • If the league had started on January 1st, Valencia would be 17th.

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Málaga - Racing

  • Since their refoundation, Málaga have won 10 of their 19 top-flight meetings with Racing (D4 L5).
  • The blanquiazules have won their last four league meetings with Racing, three of them away from home, averaging three goals per game.
  • Last time out, Betis ended Málaga's best league run of the season so far (six games unbeaten).
  • The Andalucians have lost only three of their last 15 league games at the Rosaleda (W10 D2), and are the 3rd-best side at home in La Liga this season (32 pts from 45).
  • Racing have only won six of their last 42 league games on the road (D14 L22), and have the fewest away wins in La Liga this season (one).
  • The verdiblancos have drawn six of their last seven league matches in Andalusía (L1).
  • Just four of the 22 sides to have taken 47 points (assuming 3pts/win) after 30 games in Primera previously finished in the top four.
  • Salomón Rondón is Málaga's top goalscorer in the league since their last promotion (23 goals), with six more than his nearest rival (Duda 17).

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Real Zaragoza - Barcelona

  • Zaragoza have lost their last seven league games against Barcelona, conceding an average of 3.29 goals per game.
  • The maños have scored in 10 of their last 11 top-flight games at home to Catalonian sides (except for 0-2 vs Barcelona in October 2010).
  • Guardiola's side have won their last four league games on the road, they had won just four of 11 before this this season.
  • Barcelona have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five league away games.
  • Barcelona have won their last eight league games: they had not won more than three in a row before this this season.
  • Zaragoza are unbeaten in three league games at home (W2 D1), avoiding defeat in this match would make it four without defeat for the first time this season.
  • The maños' last four league goals at home have come in the 85th minute or later.
  • Messi has scored five goals in Barcelona's last four league games on the road: he had scored just four in 11 this season before this.
  • Real Zaragoza have picked up the most points thanks to goals scored in the 90th minute or later in La Liga matches this season (9).

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Real Betis - Villarreal

  • Betis are without a win in their last four matches against Villarreal in the top-flight (D1 L3).
  • The béticos are without a win in their last four at home to Villarreal in Primera (D2 L2).
  • Villarreal have scored in all nine of their top-flight visits to Betis.
  • Pepe Mel's side are without a win in four league games at home (D3 L1), their joint-poorest run this season.
  • The Yellow Submarine have not won back-to-back away games in the top flight since September 2010.
  • Villarreal have only scored in six of their 15 league games on the road this season.
  • Villarreal are, along with Málaga, the only side yet to score in the first 15 minutes of an away match in La Liga this season.
  • At home, the side from Seville have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season (8).
  • The "Yellow Submarine" have dropped the most points thanks to goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season (9).
  • Villarreal have conceded an average of 0.33 goals per game with Lotina on the bench in La Liga, compared to 1.43 under Garrido and 1.63 under Molina.

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Mallorca - Granada

  • Mallorca have won just one of their five top-flight meetings with Granada (1-0 in March 1961).
  • The Baleares have scored eight goals against Granada in Primera and conceded 13.
  • Granada hold the record for most goals scored at Mallorca in the history of La Liga: 6-4 in 69/70.
  • Caparrós' side have lost just one of their last five league matches at home, against Barcelona (W3 D1).
  • Granada are, along with Betis, the only side yet to draw away from home in the league this season.
  • The Andalucians have drawn none of their last 16 league games (W6 L10).
  • Mallorca have scored the fewest goals in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season (3).
  • Mallorca have lost the most games at home after scoring the opening goal in La Liga this season (3).
  • The bermellones have conceded in their last seven league games, two short of their worst run this season (9).

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Athletic Bilbao - Sevilla

  • Athletic have won their last two league meetings with Sevilla.
  • Sevilla have conceded the fewest goals in the second half of league matches away from home this season (5).
  • Athletic and Sevilla have drawn none of their last 10 league matches at San Mamés (four home wins, four defeats).
  • Bielsa's side have failed to win their last two league games at home, something that has not happened since December.
  • The hispalenses are on a run of three straight league wins for the first time within a season since November 2009.
  • Sevilla have won two consecutive away games within a single season in the league for the first time since September 2010.
  • Athletic have only won half of their games (6/12) after opening the scoring at home in the league this season.
  • Just one of the last eight goals scored by Bielsa's side in the league has come in the first half: Susaeta vs Real Sociedad.
  • Manu del Moral has scored in three straight games in Primera for the third time in his career.
  • Manu del Moral has scored four of Sevilla's last five league goals on the road.

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Levante - Atlético

  • Levante have won just one of their last eight top-flight matches against Atlético (D1 L6).
  • Levante have won all three top-flight games in which they have scored at home to Atlético.
  • This is the first time ever that Levante have managed 45 points after 30 top-flight games, seven more than their previous best (last season).
  • The colchoneros are without an away win in their last five LigaBBVA matches (D3 L2).
  • Atlético are, along with Real Sociedad, the side who have picked up the fewest points after conceding first in LigaBBVA this season.
  • No side has conceded a higher % of their goals in the second half of LigaBBVA games this season than Atlético (69%).
  • Levante are, along with Rayo, the only LigaBBVA side yet to drop a point in the last 15 minutes of matches this season.
  • Simeone's men are the only side yet to pick up a point in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season.
  • Atlético's midfielders have scored just 12% of their goals this season, the lowest proportion in La Liga.
  • Falcao has scored in five of his side's last six league games, his best run this season.

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