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Jon Riley 4th May 2012 - 11:19

La Liga Opta Facts - Matchday 37

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Sevilla v Rayo Vallecano

  • Rayo have only won on one of their 11 top-flight visits to the Sánchez Pizjuán (D2).
  • The rayistas have shipped an average of 2.5 goals per game on their last eight visits to Sevilla in La Liga.
  • Reyes is yet to score in 17 league matches since returning to Sevilla.
  • The franjirrojos have lost just one of their last 10 La Liga games against Andalucian sides (D3), their last one against Málaga (4-2).
  • The nervionenses have managed just one win from their last 12 league meetings with teams from Madrid (3-0 vs Getafe, D3 L8).
  • Excluding Real Madrid and Barcelona players, Jesús Navas has the most assists in La Liga this season.
  • Failure to win this match would put Sevilla on their second-longest winless run in the league this season (five games).
  • Michu has failed to score in his last five league games, he has not gone six without scoring all season.
  • Rayo have lost their last five league games, one short of their longest such run in the top-flight (six in 89/90).
  • If the rayistas fail to score in this match, it will be the first time they have gone three without finding the net this season.

Sporting v Real Betis

  • Sporting have not beaten Betis in Primera since May 1997, when a 1-0 win ensured their survival and Sevilla's relegation (five defeats since then).
  • The verdiblancos have scored exactly two goals in each of their last four La Liga games against Sporting.
  • At home, Sporting are without a win in their last four against Betis in Primera (D1 L4).
  • Clemente's men have drawn just one of their last 12 league games (W4 L7).
  • The gijoneses have averaged two goals per game in their last five league matches at home.
  • Sporting have conceded the first goal in the most La Liga matches this season (26).
  • Javier Clemete has only ever lost once as a manager at home to Betis in La Liga (W11 D2).
  • The last two league meetings between these sides have produced four sendings-off.
  • Betis have picked up the most points thanks to goals scored in the last 10 minutes of league games (12).

Mallorca v Levante

  • Mallorca have only lost two of their nine meetings with Levante in Primera (W4 D3).
  • At home, Mallorca have won their last three against Levante in Primera.
  • Six of Mallorca's last eight league matches against sides from the Comunitat Valenciana have ended in draws (W1 L1).
  • None of the top-flight meetings between Mallorca and Levante have ever seen a player sent off.
  • 10 of Mallorca's 13 goals against Levante in Primera have come in the second half.
  • Caparrós has only lost one of 10 games against Levante as a top-flight manager (D2), and has never lost at home (D1).
  • The islanders have lost the most games after opening the scoring at home in La Liga this season (3).
  • Mallorca are, along with Racing, the lowest-scoring side in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season (4).
  • Sergio Ballesteros has the highest minutes-goal ratio of all players to have scored in La Liga this season (one in 3150 mins).

Athletic v Getafe

  • Getafe have won none of their last four league games against Athletic (D3 L1).
  • The Basque side have won four of their seven league games at home to Getafe (D1 L2).
  • Athletic have only once failed to score at home to the azulones in Primera.
  • Getafe have lost none of their last five league meetings with Basque teams in Primera (W1 D4).
  • Luis García's side have failed to score in their last four top-flight matches on the road, they have never gone five in a row without finding the net.
  • Getafe are, along with Sporting, the lowest-scoring side in the opening 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season (2).
  • Marcelo Bielsa's side have dropped the most points through goals conceded in the last five minutes of league games this season (11).
  • The vizcaínos have failed to score in back-to-back league games for the first time this season.
  • Counting games from 1980, Bielsa has the third-lowest win % at Athletic in the league (33%), only above Sarriugarte (8.3%) and Mendilíbar (9%).

Valencia v Villarreal

  • Valencia have only won three of their last 14 top-flight meetings with Villarreal (D4 L7).
  • The Yellow Submarine have scored in eight of their last nine league games away to Valencia.
  • Los Che have scored 12 goals in their last three league games at home to Villarreal.
  • Unai Emery's men have scored four goals in each of their last three league games at home for the first time since 1956.
  • Villarreal have scored in their last six league games, their best run of the season.
  • Valencia have dropped the most points (25) after opening the scoring in La Liga this season.
  • Villarreal have taken just one point from the 10 La Liga games in which they have conceded the first goal on the road this season.
  • Just two of Villarreal's last 12 league goals have been scored by strikers (eight by midfielders, two by defenders).
  • With five goals this season, this is Marcos Senna's top-scoring campaign ever in the league with Villarreal.
  • Villarreal have conceded just 1.1 goals per game under Lotina in the league (Molina 1.63, Garrido 1.43).

Osasuna v Real Sociedad

  • Osasuna have failed to score in their last two meetings with Real Sociedad in the top-flight (D1 L1).
  • Real Sociedad have lost on their last four visits to Osasuna in Primera, scoring just once.
  • Osasuna have only lost one of their last 13 matches at home to Basque sides in La Liga, 1-2 vs Athletic in April 2011 (W9 D3).
  • Mendilíbar's side have lost just one of their last seven league games at home (W4 D2).
  • The side from Navarre are unbeaten after opening the scoring at home in the league this season (W8 D1).
  • Real Sociedad have lost the joint-most league games after opening the scoring on the road in La Liga this season (W3 D2 L3).
  • The txuri-urdin have drawn their last three games on the road. The last time they drew four in a row away from home in Primera was in 95/96.
  • Osasuna's last seven league goals have been scored by either Raúl García (four) or Nino (three).
  • Carlos Vela is the fifth-top scorer in the "segunda vuelta" of La Liga ths season (10, level with Benzema).

Atlético de Madrid v Málaga

  • Atlético have only won one of their last six meetings with Málaga in La Liga (D2 L3).
  • The rojiblancos have won five of their eight meetings with Málaga at home in Primera (D1 L2).
  • Málaga have won their last two league games away to Atlético: they have only ever won three in a row away to two sides in Primera (Racing and Espanyol).
  • The malagueños are the only Andalucian side ever to have won on consecutive visits to Atlético in Primera.
  • Simeone's Atlético would be third in La Liga had the competition started when he took over.
  • Pellegrini's Málaga have won just one of their last five league games (1-0 vs Valencia) and are without a victory in three (D1 L2).
  • Falcao is now Atlético's second-highest goalscorer in a league campaign in the last 10 seasons (Forlán 32 in 08/09).
  • Santi Cazorla is the joint top-scoring midfielder on the road in La Liga this season (five, level with Fabregas and Michu).

Barcelona v Espanyol

  • Barcelona have only won four of their last 11 league meetings with Espanyol (D5 L2).
  • Since 06/07, Barça have drawn five times with Espanyol in the league, more than with any other side.
  • Barcelona have a lower win % at home to Espanyol than any other side in La Liga since 04/05 (43%, excludes Hércules P1 L1).
  • Espanyol have managed just three league wins over Barcelona in the last 15 seasons (D9 L17).
  • The blanquiazules have failed to score on their last two league visits to the Camp Nou, the last time they failed to score in three in a row was in 1987.
  • Guardiola's Barcelona have set a new club record for most goals scored in a single league season (108, beating their 105 in 08/09).
  • Espanyol have lost their last three league games, they have not gone four in a row since February 2011.
  • Messi has scored more goals in the league this season (46) than Espanyol (45).
  • Dídac has scored in Espanyol's last two league games on the road, the last Espanyol player to score in three in a row was Tamudo in 03/04.

Real Zaragoza v Racing

  • Real Zaragoza are without a win in their last eight top-flight meetings with Racing (D6 L2).
  • The maños have drawn five in a row at home to Racing, the only time they have ever done this against a single opponent.
  • Racing have won just four of their last 24 meetings with Zaragoza (D9 L11) in La Liga.
  • The verdiblancos have drawn nine times against Zaragoza in the last 10 seasons in Primera, more than against any other side in this period (Sevilla and Atlético seven).
  • Real Zaragoza have won their last three at home in the league, they have not won four in a row since April 2011.
  • Racing are without a win in nine league games on the road.
  • The cántabros have drawn the most matches in La Liga (15) this season, along with Osasuna.

Granada v Real Madrid

  • Real Madrid have lost just five of their 35 La Liga matches against Granada (W22 D8).
  • The merengues have won just two of their last nine league visits to Granada (D5 L2).
  • The blancos have won their last four league meetings with Granada, scoring 12 goals and conceding just three.
  • Abel Resino's side are unbeaten in their last three league games at home (W2 D1).
  • Mourinho's men are unbeaten in 16 league games on the road (W14 D2), and are just two short of the club record for games unbeaten away from home (18: 95/96 - 96/97).
  • The rojiblancos are unbeaten in six league games in which they have been ahead at half time in La Liga this season (W5 D1).
  • Real Madrid have set a new record for games won (15) on the road in a single La Liga season, and are one short of setting a new record for goals scored (49 currently).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in his last seven away games in the league (11 goals).
  • Real Madrid have dropped just seven points away from home this season (D2 L1).
  • At San Mamés, Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty for the first time ever away from home in La Liga, and scored his first headed goal on the road this season.
  • Ighalo, who scored both goals against Espanyol, also scored the goals which guaranteed Granada's promotion to Primera and Segunda in the last two seasons.

 

 

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