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Andrew Tibot 5th Feb 2015 - 17:34

La Liga Opta Facts - Feb 6-9

Deportivo v Eibar

Deportivo have failed to score in seven of their last 11 league games.

The Galician side have scored more than once in consecutive league matches for the first time this season.

This will be Eibar's first ever top-flight trip to the Riazor.

Deportivo are unbeaten in three meetings with Basque sides this season (W2 D1).

Indeed, the side from La Coruna have kept three clean sheets in three games against teams from the Pais Vasco.

Deportivo were the first away team to win in Ipurua in top-flight history when they won the reverse fixture 1-0 in September.

Celso Borges is the only Depor player to have recorded a brace this campaign.

Saul Berjon has directly participated in more goals than any other Eibar player this season, scoring two and assisting six.

Deportivo have scored just seven goals in the second-half of games this season; a joint-low with Almeria.


Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid

Real Madrid have scored at least once in each of their last 22 league games.

Real Madrid have won their last five league games, scoring at least twice in each victory.

The Whites have conceded at least twice in all three league defeats this term.

Toni Kroos has won more games than any other La Liga player this season.

No defender in La Liga in 2014/15 has scored more goals than Sergio Ramos (3).

Real Madrid are the only side in the Spanish top-flight yet to draw a game this season (W18 L3).

Indeed, Atletico have gone 17 league games without sharing the spoils (W13 L4).

Los Colchoneros have failed to score on only two different occasions in La Liga all season.

The Red-and-Whites have lost just five points of a possible 33 available at the Vicente Calderon this term.

Atleti have not lost a league game against a fellow side from the capital since April 2013, when they lost this corresponding fixture 2-1.

Of Atletico's 21 league games this season, 3-1 has been the most common scoreline. Diego Simeone's side have won four and lost two games by this score.

Real Madrid have only failed to score in one of their last 33 league games against fellow sides from the Comunidad de Madrid.

Mario Mandzukic netted his first ever La Liga brace last weekend.


Villarreal v Granada

Villarreal have scored at least once in each of their last 15 league games (W9 D3 L3).

After 10 games unbeaten (W7 D3); the Yellow Submarine were beaten by Barcelona last weekend; their longest run without a La Liga defeat is 17 between April and November 2008.

The Yellows have won their last five league games on home soil, conceding just one goal overall and keeping four successive clean sheets.

The side from Castellon are yet to draw a game at El Madrigal this term (W7 L3).

Granada have lost both previous trips to Villarreal in the top tier.

The Andalusian side ended a run of 16 games without a win last weekend (D7 L9); their longest ever top-flight drought.

Granada have not scored more than once in the Comunidad Valenciana in the top-flight since 1961, when they won 2-1 at Elche.

No side in La Liga has conceded more goals in the final 15 minutes of the first-half (10) or second-half (12) than Granada this season.

Granada's first victory on returning to the top-flight came against Villarreal (1-0 in 2011), while their first away win came against a side managed by Marcelino (2-1 at Sevilla).


Levante v Malaga

Levante are without a win in nine league games (D4 L5); their worst run since 2007/08 (11).

The side from Valencia have failed to score in their last four league games (D1 L3).

Levante have only won two of their five home league games this season, drawing three and losing five.

This fixture has never ended in a draw at the Ciudad de Valencia in La Liga. Of five previous clashes, three have ended in home wins with two as away wins.

Malaga eliminated Levante from this season's Copa del Rey despite losing 3-2 in Orriols after conceding three times in the last 20 minutes.

Juanmi has committed more fouls without getting a single yellow card than any other La Liga player this season (20).

Levante have the lowest average possession in La Liga this term (40.8%).

Malaga's last five goals against Levante have all been scored by Spanish players; their first six in this fixture were all netted by foreign players.

The reverse fixture this season between Malaga and Levante saw more corners than any other game in La Liga so far this term (21).


Real Sociedad v Celta Vigo

The Basque side have not scored more than once in any of their last eight league games (W2 D3 L3); their worst run of its kind since 2010/11.

Since David Moyes joined the club, Real Sociedad have yet to concede more than once in a home league game; they had done it three times already this season before he joined.

No Galician side has won at the Anoeta in La Liga since 2006/07 (Deportivo 1-0).

Celta are without a win in eight top-flight meetings with Real Sociedad (D5 L3).

Both sides have netted in each of the last six La Liga meetings between these teams, with each side netting at least twice in the last three.

Celta's 1-0 win last weekend ended runs of 10 games without a league victory and nine without a clean sheet.

Celta have only scored four goals in their last 12 league games; a joint-La Liga club record achieved in both 1982/83 and 1989/90.

The Galicians have lost their last six away league games, scoring just once in total during this run.

Celta Vigo have had more corners than any other La Liga side this term (153).


Cordoba v Almeria

This will be the first ever top-flight clash between these sides at the Nuevo Arcangel.

Cordoba have lost consecutive league games for the first time under Miroslav Djukic.

Away from home, Almeria have only drawn one game all season, winning four and losing six in La Liga.

In their last four away games against fellow Andalusian sides, Almeria have only conceded one goal in total (W3 D1).

Almeria have had just three direct free kick shots all season; a league-low.

Almeria have conceded a league-high eight goals to opposition substitutes this season.

Florin Andone's two league goals this term have both been assisted by Fede Cartabia.

Tomer Hemed has directly participated in Almeria's last six league goals, scoring five and assisting Edgar's winning goal against Getafe last weekend.

No La Liga side this season has made fewer substitutions than Cordoba (58).


Getafe v Sevilla

Sevilla have only won one of their 10 previous trips to the Coliseum to face Getafe in La Liga (D3 L6).

Getafe have not been beaten by an Andalusian side on home soil in La Liga since defeat to Real Betis in November 2012, winning six and drawing five since then.

Getafe have won more games against Sevilla than any other side in their top-flight history (9).

Getafe have been caught offside just 29 times all campaign; a league-low.

Unai Emery's debut as Sevilla manager in La Liga came in this fixture in January 2013; a 1-1 draw.

Sevilla have failed to score in each of their last three league games with Estrada Fernandez in the middle, including the 1-0 defeat at Getafe last season.

Vicente Guaita has made more punches than any other goalkeeper this season (20).

All four of Emiliano Velazquez's shots this season have been on target; a joint-high with Atletico's Miranda.

Aleix Vidal has completed a whole round of fixtures without scoring; his last league goal came in the reverse fixture against Getafe.


Espanyol v Valencia

Espanyol have scored in all but one home league game this season (W6 D3 L2) failing only to net against Deportivo.

Indeed, Valencia have only failed to score twice on the road all campaign (W3 D4 L3), drawing a blank at Malaga and also Deportivo.

Paco Alcacer and Sergio Garcia have scored in both of the last two meetings between these sides.

Valencia's defeat to Malaga last weekend ended an unbeaten run of seven league games (W5 D2).

The side from the capital of Turia have conceded 22 goals across their last eight La Liga trips to Catalonia, not registering a shutout there since May 2010.

Sevilla were shown eight yellow cards in their meeting with Espanyol last weekend; the most by a side in a single La Liga game this season.

Valencia were eliminated from the season's Copa del Rey by Espanyol after a 2-0 defeat in Barcelona; Felipe Caicedo netted both goals that day.

Stuani (three goals) and Victor Sanchez (one goal, one assist) have participated in Espanyol's last five league goals.

Los Pericos are the only side in La Liga yet to concede a single penalty this season.


Athletic v Barcelona

Barcelona have scored in all but one of their last 34 league meetings with Athletic, averaging 2.35 goals per game in this run.

Neymar has participated directly in 26 goals in all competitions this season (22 goals, four assists); the same number he managed in his first season in Spain.

Athletic's victory at Levante last weekend ended a run of seven games without a win (D2 L5); their worst run in La Liga since March 2009.

That victory also ended a run of nine games without a clean sheet in which the Lions had conceded 14 goals.

Barcelona have won their last four league games, scoring four goals per game on average.

Athletic have not won any of their last four home league games (D1 L3), last winning at the San Mames back in November.

Barcelona have conceded a league-low five away goals this season, keeping a clean sheet in eight of their 11 games on the road.

Barcelona have not won in the Pais Vasco since September 2010, drawing three and losing five including three consecutive defeats.

The Basque side have not scored a single league goal this season when Aritz Aduriz has not been on the pitch (419 minutes).

This match will see the player to have made the most open play crosses (Dani Alves 108) face the player with the most total crosses, including corners (Susaeta 165).


Elche v Rayo Vallecano

Elche have only kept one clean sheet on home soil all season (W2 D3 L6).

Elche have won both previous home meetings with Rayo in La Liga, however, keeping a clean sheet on both occasions.

There has never been a draw between these sides in the top-flight, with Elche winning four and losing one of the five clashes.

Indeed, Rayo are without a draw in 19 league games (W7 L12).

Manucho has appeared more times off the bench than any other player in La Liga this season (18 of 21 games).

Los Ilicitanos have conceded a league-high seven penalties this season.

Jonathas has participated directly in 13 of Elche's last 16 league goals (scoring eight and assisting five).

Elche have conceded the most set piece goals in La Liga this term (15).

Of the three occasions that Alberto Bueno has both scored and assisted in a league game for Rayo, two of them have come against Elche.


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