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Eden Jon 2nd Oct 2014 - 11:05

La Liga Primera Opta Stats: Oct 3 - 5

Getafe v Cordoba

  • This will be the first top-flight meeting between Getafe and Cordoba.
  • The Blues are unbeaten in 10 league meetings with Andalusian sides on home soil (W6 D4), winning the last four 1-0.
  • Cosmin Contra's side have won four of their last five home league games by a scoreline of 1-0 (L1).
  • Cordoba are without a win in 22 away games in the top-flight (D9 L13); not winning on the road in La Liga since March 1969 against Atletico Madrid (2-1).
  • Getafe's four La Liga wins in the Coliseum under Cosmin Contra have come against Andalusian sides (Malaga 2, Sevilla, Almeria) and all have ended 1-0.
  • Only Elche (34) have faced more shots on target than Cordoba (32) this season.
  • Michel's goal last time out against Malaga was only his second left-footed goal in the top-flight and his first since September 2012, for Levante against Espanyol.
  • Ferrer's side had just two shots in their last away game against Valencia; that remains the lowest total by a side in a game this season.

Valencia v Atletico Madrid

  • Valencia have lost their last two league meetings with Atletico without scoring; they have not lost three in a row against them since 1988.
  • Nuno's side have won their last three home league games, scoring three goals in each win.
  • Los Che have lost their last three home league games against sides from Madrid, however; they have never lost four in a row.
  • The Red-and-Whites are unbeaten in eight league games (W4 D4), though their last defeat did come in Valencia against Levante in May (2-0).
  • Atletico Madrid have scored more headed goals than any other side in the top five European leagues this season (seven).
  • Valencia have scored a league-high three goals in the first 15 minutes of games this term.
  • Paco Alcacer has already provided three assists this term; his best record in a single La Liga campaign.
  • Raul Jimenez has become the first Mexican player to score for Atleti in La Liga since Luis Garcia against Tenerife in 1994.
  • Raul Garcia scored in all four competitive meetings with Valencia last season, between La Liga and the Copa del Rey.

Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona

  • Rayo have lost their last seven league meetings with Barcelona, conceding an average of 4.5 goals per game and failing to score six times.
  • Rayo have scored exactly twice in each of their last five league games.
  • The Catalan side are unbeaten in 11 league games (W7 D4); their best run since November 2013 (26).
  • Barcelona are unbeaten in 10 in La Liga games against sides from Madrid, winning seven and drawing three.
  • Luis Enrique's side are still to concede a goal this season; no team in La Liga history has ever started a campaign with seven successive clean sheets.
  • Azkoitia scored the winning goal when Rayo last beat Barca in the league (1-0 in December 2002), thanks to an assist from Bolo.
  • The last time Rayo had exactly eight points from six La Liga games was 2002/03; the last season they suffered relegation.
  • Between them, Leo Baptistao (4) and Alberto Bueno (4) have scored eight of Rayo's 10 league goals this term.
  • Lionel Messi has participated in more goals than any other La Liga player this season (11, five goals and six assists).
  • Rakitic (522) and Trashorras (491) are the two players to have made the most passes this term.

Eibar v Levante

  • This will be the first top-flight meeting between Eibar and Levante
  • In their first three La Liga home games, Eibar have experienced all three possible results (W1 D1 L1).
  • Levante have only won one of their last seven league games (D1 L5) but that was their last game on the road (1-0 at Granada).
  • This is only the third occasion that Levante have had four points or fewer after six games of a season (64/65 and 07/08, always assuming three points for a win). On the other two occasions, they were relegated.
  • Levante are without a win in five against Basque sides in La Liga (D2 L3); they have never gone six without victory.
  • Levante have had just 10 shots on target all season; a league-low figure.
  • Eibar are the only side in the competition yet to score in the second-half; their five La Liga goals to date have all come before the break.
  • The side from Valencia have the lowest possession figure of the season (41%); something they also experienced in 2013/14 (37%) and 2012/13 (35%).
  • Albentosa has scored one and assisted one of Eibar's last two league goals.

Almeria v Elche

  • Almeria failed to beat Elche last season (D1 L1) in the first ever top-flight meetings between these sides.
  • Almeria have only won one of their last eight home league games (D4 L3); 3-2 against struggling Real Betis in May.
  • Elche have lost their last three league games and have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
  • Elche have visited Andalusia on 63 occasions in the Primera and have only won six times (D17 L40).
  • Fran Escriba's side have made just 90 crosses this term; a league-low.
  • Almeria have faced a league-high 84 shots, while Elche have faced a league-high 34 shots on target.
  • The Valencian side have conceded the most penalties in La Liga this term (three).
  • Edgar Mendez (Almeria) and Edu Albacar (Elche) have both scored two and assisted one of their team's five league goals this campaign.
  • Hemed has had more shots without scoring than any other player in the Spanish top-flight this term (15).

Malaga v Granada

  • All six previous top-flight meetings between Malaga CF and Granada have been won by the home side.
  • After winning their first game of the season against Athletic, Javi Gracia's side are without a win in five (D3 L2).
  • Granada have lost their last two league games; their only two defeats of the campaign. They have failed to score in both matches.
  • Malaga only lost one of eight Andalusian derbies last season (W5 D2), but it did come away to Granada.
  • Javi Gracia's side have drawn more games 0-0 than any other side this term (2).
  • Joaquin Caparros has only won four of his 21 meetings with Malaga as a top-flight manager (D8 L9).
  • Granada have had just 43 shots all season; a league-low figure.
  • Malaga have won all three previous top-flight meetings with Granada at La Rosaleda, scoring exactly four times in each game and only conceding once in total.
  • Only at the Nou Camp (17) have Granada conceded more away goals than they have at La Rosaleda (12) since returning to the Primera Division in 2011.

Sevilla v Deportivo

  • Sevilla are unbeaten in five league meetings with Deportivo, winning two and drawing three. They have never gone six in a row unbeaten against them in La Liga.
  • Unai Emery's side are unbeaten in 11 home league games (W8 D3); their best run since 2006 (16).
  • The Galician side have only won one of their last six away games in La Liga (D1 L4); 1-0 at Eibar.
  • Depor are without a win in six top-flight meetings with Andalusian sides (D1 L5).
  • Unai Emery has never tasted defeat against Deportivo as a La Liga manager (W7 D2).
  • No player in La Liga has conceded more fouls than Krychowiak this term (17).
  • Isaac Cuenca has scored one and assisted one of Depor's last two league goals.
  • Sevilla have conceded a league-high 109 fouls this term.
  • Carlos Bacca is Sevilla's top scorer with four league goals this term; no player has scored more goals for the Andalusian side than him in all competitions in 2014 (13, level with Kevin Gameiro).

Celta v Villarreal

  • Celta have only lost one of their last eight against Villarreal in the top-flight, winning four and drawing three.
  • The Galician side are one of four teams yet to lose in La Liga this term, along with Barcelona, Atletico and Valencia (W3 D3).
  • Villarreal are unbeaten in five away league games, winning two and drawing three.
  • The side from Vigo are unbeaten after six La Liga games for the first time since 2002/03, when they finished fifth.
  • No side has hit the woodwork more often than Villarreal this season (six).
  • Celta Vigo have netted a league-high four goals in the 15 minutes straight after the half-time interval this term.
  • The Yellow Submarine have been fouled just 69 times this season; a league-low figure.
  • Fabian Orellana has made more crosses than any other player in La Liga this term (52).
  • Nolito, the joint-top scoring Spanish player in La Liga in 2014 with 15 goals, scored Celta's last La Liga goal against Villarreal.

Espanyol v Real Sociedad

  • Espanyol are without a win in three meetings with Real Sociedad (D2 L1), conceding exactly twice in each match.
  • The Parakeets have experienced all three results on home soil this season (W1 D1 L1).
  • Arrasate's side are without a win in four away league games (D2 L2).
  • Espanyol have only lost one of their last 22 home league meetings with Basque sides (W13 D8), but this was against Real Sociedad last season (1-2).
  • Real Sociedad are one of two sides, with Elche, yet to keep a clean sheet in La Liga this term.
  • The Catalan side have made just 1,904 passes this term, an average of 317.3 per game; a league-low figure.
  • Arrasate's side have made more crosses than any other team this term (181).
  • Sergio Garcia, the player to have participated in more goals than any other Espanyol player this term (three goals and one assist), has scored two league goals against Real Sociedad; both at Cornella-El Prat.
  • Xabi Prieto has already made three assists this season; the total he ended with in each of the last two campaigns.

Real Madrid v Athletic Club

  • Real Madrid have won their last nine home league meetings with Athletic Club, scoring an average of 3.67 goals per game.
  • Athletic's only victory at the Bernabeu since 2000 in La Liga came in February 2005 when Ernesto Valverde was in charge (2-0).
  • The Whites come into this game on the back of a three game winning run; their best run since April (four).
  • The Basque side, on the other hand, are without a win in four league games; their worst run since May 2013 (D1 L3).
  • Four points from six games is Athletic's worst start to a league season since 1991/92 (four, always assuming three points for a win).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (18) is the only player to have had more shots on target than Aritz Aduriz (10) in La Liga this term.
  • Iker Muniain has been fouled more often than any other player in the Spanish top-flight this term (21).
  • Only in one of the last seven seasons have Real Madrid had fewer than 12 points after the first six games of the campaign (10 in 2012/13).
  • Ibai Gomez has scored Athletic's last three league goals against Real Madrid, with two of them coming at the Bernabeu.
  • Isco's one brace for Real Madrid in La Liga so far came against Athletic last season.












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