La Liga Opta Facts - Match Day 13
Levante have gone four La Liga games against Betis without a victory (D2 L2).
The Granota side have won just one of their six home games in La Liga so far in 2015-16 (D3 L2).
Betis are on a five-game unbeaten run in La Liga currently; the longest such run in the competition.
Levante secured their first La Liga win with Rubí as manager in their last game against Sporting de Gijón (3-0) and scored three goals for the first time since April.
Alongside Las Palmas, Levante and Betis are the only sides yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of a La Liga game this season.
Pepe Mel’s side have conceded the most shots on target in La Liga this season (73) and Levante have conceded the joint-most goals (23, alongside Espanyol).
Deyverson has scored four of Levante’s last six Levante goals in La Liga.
The only two Betis wins in their last nine La Liga matches against Levante have come in the two games that Ruben Castro scored in.
Barcelona have won their last 17 La Liga games at Camp Nou against Real Sociedad, keeping 10 clean sheets in that streak.
Of the sides to have faced Barcelona 68+ times in La Liga, Real Sociedad have secured the fewest wins (3).
Barcelona have won their last five league games, scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game and conceding an average of 0.6 per game.
The Blaugranas have gone 13 league games at home without a defeat (W12 D1); their best run under a single manager since 2012-13 under Vilanova (19).
The Basque side have alternated wins and defeats in their last five away games in La Liga and they lost their last trip against Las Palmas.
Only Real Madrid (321) have made more crosses than Real Sociedad (317) in La Liga this season.
Luis Enrique’s side have scored the highest ratio of goals in the second half of games in La Liga this season (76%).
Luis Suarez’s goals (eight points) and Neymar’s goals (five points) have earned Barcelona 13 of their 30 points in La Liga this season.
Agirretxe is just one goal away from matching his record tally away from home in a single La Liga season (six in 2012/13).
Messi has scored eight goals against Real Sociedad - a joint-low for teams that he has faced with 10+ times (alongside Villarreal).
Atlético have lost just one of their last seven league games against Espanyol under Diego Simeone (W5 D1).
The Madrid side have conceded only one goal in their last six games against the Periquitos in La Liga.
Simeone’s side have gone six league games without a defeat (W4 D2) and they have won their last two by a 1-0 scoreline.
Espanyol have lost their last two away games in La Liga and they have not lost three or more in a row since December 2014 (4).
Atletico have defeated Espanyol 76 times in La Liga; more often than any other side in La Liga history.
Only Barcelona (12 games) have scored in more La Liga games this season than Atletico (11).
The Periquitos have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season (218).
Griezmann has scored half of Atletico Madrid’s goals in La Liga this season at Calderon (four of eight).
Marco Asensio is the leading player in terms of assists in La Liga this season (5).
Hernán Pérez has scored the last three Espanyol goals in La Liga and he has netted his first brace in the top-flight in his last appearance against Malaga.
Malaga have won their four home games against Granada in La Liga, scoring four goals in three of these.
Malaga have not won any of their last three Andalusian derbies in the top-flight, all of them coming at home (D1 L2).
Granada have gone 10 Andalusian derbies away from home in La Liga without a win and the last seven have ended in defeat (D1 L9).
Malaga have scored in just two of their 12 La Liga games this season and they have lost their last three in a row – they have not suffered four successive La Liga defeats since November 2010.
The Borquerones have the worst current run for consecutive penalties missed (3).
After winning their opening away game of 2015-16 in La Liga, Granada have since gone five away games without a win (D2 L3).
José Ramón Sandoval’s side have lost the most points to goals scored in the final five minutes of matches this season (4).
Malaga are, alongside Eibar, one of only two La Liga sides yet to concede a goal from outside the box this season.
The last two Granada away goals in La Liga have been scored by Babin and assisted by Piti.
Las Palmas have won just one of their last five La Liga games against Deportivo.
The Canary Islands’ side have never drawn a game against Deportivo in the top-flight and they have won 10 of their 12 previous games against them.
Las Palmas have scored in just two of their six home games in La Liga this season and they have conceded in another two of these games in this run.
Deportivo have lost just one of their last eight away games in La Liga (W2 D5).
No side have hit the woodwork more often than the Galician outfit in La Liga this season (8 – level with Barcelona).
Las Palmas are yet to score a goal in the opening 15 minutes of La Liga games this season and have conceded seven in this period (a league-high).
The Yellows have the lowest shot conversion ratio at home in La Liga this season (7.7%).
Jonathan Viera has scored three of Las Palmas’ last five goals in La Liga.
Only Neymar has scored in more La Liga games this season than Lucas Pérez (7).
Celta-Sporting de Gijón
The last two league games between these two sides have seen Celta win 1-0.
The Celeste side have not lost at Balaidos against an Asturian side since 1993, when Sporting defeated them with Abelardo in the starting XI (0-2).
Since then, Celta have gone 11 La Liga home games without a defeat against Asturian sides (W9 D2), winning the last seven.
Celta have lost back to back games for the first time in La Liga this season – they have not lost three in a row since January 2015.
Should Sporting lost to Vigo, they would have lost three league games in a row – their worst run since September 2011.
Pablo Hernandez has committed the most fouls (35) and only one player has won more fouls than he has this season (36).
Alongside Malaga and Rayo, Celta are one of only three La Liga sides to have scored more than one own goal this season (2).
Sporting are the only La Liga side yet to have won by more than a single goal margin this season.
John Guidetti has made the most sub appearances in La Liga this season (11).
Villarreal have gone three league trips to Getafe without a defeat since December 2010 (W1 D2).
The Yellow Submarine have gone three consecutive league games away from home without scoring (L2 D1) – they have not failed to score in four in a row during a single La Liga season since 2005-06.
Getafe’s defeat against Barcelona ended a run of three successive home wins in La Liga.
The last Villarreal game at Coliseum saw them receive more yellow cards (6) than in any other La Liga game in 2014-15.
Getafe have now gone four successive league games without a win (D1 L3); their worst such run this season.
Marcelino Garcia Toral has lost just one of his five league trips to Getafe (W2 D2 L1).
Villarreal have won the most points from goals scored in the final 30 minutes of matches in La Liga this season (6).
Denis Suarez has been involved in three of the last four goals scored by the Groguets in La Liga this season (one goal, two assists).
Eibar have lost just one of their last eight La Liga games (W3 D4).
The Armero side have gone four home games without a defeat (W2 D2). Should they win, this will be their longest winning run in the top-flight (three games).
Real Madrid have lost back to back La Liga games and haven’t lost three in a row in the competition since 2008-09.
Eibar’s heaviest home defeat in La Liga came against Real Madrid (0-4).
Should they not score, the Azulgranas will become the team with the most games played against Real Madrid without scoring.
Eibar have dropped more points from goals conceded after half-time than any other La Liga outfit this season (10).
Real Madrid have won La Liga on two previous occasions after being 6+ points behind the top side. Real Sociedad were seven points ahead on MD8 in 2003 and Barcelona (MD24) and Sevilla (MD25) were both six points ahead of them in 2007.
Real Madrid have lost just one of their 11 La Liga games without Isco (W8 D2) – this was a 1-2 defeat to Barcelona at Camp Nou in October 2013.
The only season that Cristiano Ronaldo had scored fewer goals after 12 games of the season than this season (8) was in his first season at the club (5).
Sergi Enrich (three goals, one assist), Borja Baston (six goals, one assist) and Saul Berjon (three goals, three assists) have been involved in 12 of the last 14 Eibar goals in La Liga.
Athletic have lost just once in their last five league trips to Vallecas (W2 D2), but it came last season (2-1).
The Basque side have scored in 20 top-flight games in a row against Rayo Vallecano, averaging 1.9 goals per game.
The Lions have won just one of their last six league games away from home (D2 L3).
Rayo have gone two successive league games without a defeat (W1 D1) and they have not gone three in a row without a loss this season so far.
Javi Guerra has scored three of Rayo’s last four league goals at home.
Five red cards have been shown in the last five league games at the Estadio de Vallecas.
Should Mikel San Jose score against Rayo, they would become the team to have conceded the most goals against in La Liga (currently has three versus them).
Athletic have scored the most headed goals in La Liga this season (6) and Rayo are one of the only two sides yet to score in this manner.
Rayo Vallecano are the La Liga side with the most fouls conceded in games refereed by Hernandez Hernandez, but it was not until their last game with him that a Rayo player was sent off for the first time (Amaya at Sanchez Pizjuan).
Sevilla’s last win against Valencia came in the Europa League (2-0 at Sanchez Pizjuan in the first leg of the 2014 semi finals).
The last win for Valencia at Nervion in all competitions came back in May 2004 (0-3) as they claimed the La Liga title under Rafa Benitez.
Sevilla have won their last four home games in La Liga, scoring 13 goals at an average of 3.3 per game.
Valencia have gone three La Liga games in a row without a defeat (W2 D1) and they secured their biggest away win in seven years in their last road trip (5-1 at Balaidos).
Fernando Llorente has scored more goals against Valencia than versus any other side in La Liga (7).
Paco Alcacer – who has scored five goals in Valencia’s last four league games – is the player to have scored the opening goal of a La Liga match the most often in 2015-16 (4).
Sevilla have allowed their opponents the most shots this season (202) in La Liga.
Lucas Orban scored his only goal in La Liga in his first appearance at Sanchez Pizjuan in the opening game of last season (1-1).
Unai Emery has defeated Valencia just once in La Liga since leaving the club (D2 L2).