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Antony Heath 23rd Mar 2012 - 13:50

Opta Facts La Liga 2011-12 Match Day 30

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Mallorca v Barcelona

Mallorca are without a win in five league meetings with Barcelona (W4 D1 F3 A14).

The islanders are one of only six sides to have won at home to Pep Guardiola's Barcelona in the league (2-1 in 08/09).

Barcelona have won 14 of their last 17 league meetings with Mallorca (D1 L2).

The azulgrana have won eight times at Mallorca in the last 10 seasons (D1 L1), more than at any other side.

Four of Pep Guardiola's 10 league defeats as a manager have ended in the same result: 1-2.

Mallorca have taken 10 of the last 12 points available at home, their best run at home in a single season since 09/10 when they won 10 in a row.

The Baleares have scored in their last eight league games at the Iberostar Estadi.

Barcelona are on a run of three straight away league wins for the first time since January.

Mallorca have won back-to-back league games for the first time this season: they have not won three on the spin since May 2009.

Against Granada, Messi scored his sixth hat-trick in the league this season, equalling Cristiano Ronaldo in this tally.

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Real Madrid v Real Sociedad

Real Madrid are on a run of five straight league wins against Real Sociedad, their best run since they managed 13 in a row between 58/59 and 69/70.

The merengues' last four matches at home to Basque sides in the league have ended in big wins: two 4-1s and two 5-1s.

Real Sociedad have drawn more league matches against Real Madrid than any other side (36 in 129 games), and also the most at the Bernabéu (16 in 64).

The txuri-urdin have only won one of their last 14 matches in Madrid in the top-flight: 4-0 at Getafe in 10/11 (D2 L11).

Real Madrid have only conceded one own goal in the league under José Mourinho: Álvaro Arbeloa against Real Sociedad last season (4-1 win).

The blancos have scored in 24 consecutive league matches, something they haven't managed in a single season since 2001/02 (27 games).

Real Madrid are without a win in back-to-back league games for the first time since September (D2).

Real Sociedad are the only side in LigaBBVA yet to score a penalty this season.

Real Madrid have scored the most penalties in the competition this season (10).

The Basque side have failed to score in their last two league games on the road for the first time since returning to the top-flight in 2010.

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Getafe v Valencia

Getafe have lost their last four league meetings with Valencia.

The Madrid side are without a clean sheet in their last seven LigaBBVA clashes with Los Che, conceding an average 2.7 goals per game.

Valencia have won their last four league meetings with El Geta, a win in this match would equal their best run of successive victories against a side from the capital (five vs Atlético between 1998 and 2000).

Valencia's last three league draws in Madrid have all been by the same scoreline: 0-0.

Luis García's men have only won one of their last five league matches at the Coliseum (D2 L2).

A win for Valencia would equal their best run of away wins in the league this season (three).

Valencia (36%) and Getafe (34%) have conceded the highest proportion of their goals in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season.

Unai Emery's men have dropped the joint-most points after opening the scoring in LigaBBVA matches this season (20).

Roberto Soldado has scored four goals against Getafe in Primera: his joint-most against any opponent for Valencia (with Athletic).

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Real Zaragoza v Atlético de Madrid

Real Zaragoza are on a run of three straight league defeats against Atlético and have conceded in each of their last seven meetings with the rojiblancos.

The maños have only won one of their last eight matches at home to Madrid sides in Primera (D2 L5).

Atlético have beaten Real Zaragoza in five of their last seven top-flight meetings (D1 L1).

The rojiblancos have drawn on 20 visits to Real Zaragoza in Primera, only Espanyol have drawn as many matches there (20).

Simeone's men are on a run of four league away games without a win (D3 L1).

The maños are unbeaten in their last two at home in the league (W1 D1), their best run since September/October (three games).

Atlético have scored in their last six league games, their joint-best run this season.

Falcao has scored a higher proportion of his side's goals than any other player in LigaBBVA this season (49%, 19/39).

Zaragoza have scored the highest proportion of their goals in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season (42%).

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Levante v Osasuna

Osasuna have won just one of their four matches at Levante in the top-flight (L3).

Levante have scored in all but one of their matches against Osasuna in Primera (the 0-2 defeat in October).

The side from Navarre have lost just one of their last seven league matches on the road (W2 D4).

Osasuna are unbeaten in their last six LigaBBVA meetings with sides from the Comunidad Valenciana (W5 D1).

JIM's side have scored the same number of goals as they have conceded at home in the league in 2012 (nine).

Osasuna have only had more points (40) after 28 games once before in Primera (2005/06).

Both Juan Ignacio Martínez (46.4%) and Medílibar (39.5%) have managed a higher win % than their predecessors at their clubs in La Liga.

Levante are, along with Rayo Vallecano, the only side yet to drop a single point in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season.

Against Levante Miguel Flaño will play his 200th game with Osasuna: of current players only Patxi Puñal has made more appearances for the Rojillos.

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Espanyol v Málaga

Since Málaga CF's foundation, they have drawn just one of their 21 top-flight meetings with Espanyol (12 wins for the Andalucians, eight for the Catalonians).

The pericos have won their last five league matches at home to Málaga in the league, conceding just two goals in the process.

Málaga have won their last two league meetings with Espanyol (both at home).

Santi Cazorla has scored more goals from direct free kicks than any player in Europe's top-five leagues this season (four).

Espanyol have won nine of their last 11 league games at home to Andalucian sides in LigaBBVA (D1 L1).

A win against Pellegrini's men would mean Espanyol have won three straight league games at home for the first time since December 2010.

Málaga have conceded in their last eight league matches on the road.

Málaga's last three league wins over Espanyol have been by the same scoreline: 2-1.

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Athletic v Sporting de Gijón

Athletic have lost just one of their last 20 league games against the Asturians, 1-2 in October 2009 (W12 D7).

Marcelo Bielsa's men have lost just one of their last 10 league games at home to Sporting (W7 D2).

The Lions' last two league wins at home to Sporting in the league have been by the same scoreline (3-0).

On the road, Sporting are without a win in seven league games (D1 L6).

The Basque side have lost just one of their last seven league matches at San Mamés: last time out against Valencia (W4 D2).

Sporting have won just one of their last 27 league meetings with Basque sides (D10 L16).

Athletic have scored the most headed goals of any side in Europe's top-five leagues (16).

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Real Betis v Racing de Santander

Racing have won just one of their last 15 matches at Benito Villamarín in the top-flight, 2-0 in May 1998 (D8 L6).

The last four league draws between the sides have ended with the same result (1-1).

Racing have won just two of their last 18 top-flight meetings with the side from Seville (D8 L8).

Racing are without a win in their last six visits to Andalucian sides in the league (D5 L1).

Real Betis have scored in eight consecutive top-flight games at home for the first time since 2004/05 when they scored in every home game (22).

Racing have won just one of their last 14 league matches on the road: 2-0 at Osasuna in January (D5 L7).

Pepe Mel's side are without a win in five in La Liga (scored five, conceded 11).

Racing are on a run of four straight league defeats: they have not gone five in a row since 2002/03.

Only Soldado's (15) and Messi's (16) goals in La Liga this season have earned their sides more points than Rubén Castro's (12).

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Granada v Sevilla

Granada are unbeaten in their last five matches at home to Sevilla in LigaBBVA, managing just one win though (D4).

Sevilla have only scored on one of their last five trips to Granada in the top-flight.

The granadinos have won just two of their last 16 meetings with Sevilla in Primera (D6 L8).

Sevilla have lost just one of their last 13 matches at other Andalucian sides in the top-flight: 1-2 at Málaga in their last one (W9 D3).

Granada have only failed to score in one of their last eight league games at home.

Sevilla have won just two of their last eight league games on the road (D1 L5).

Siqueira is the top-scoring defender in La Liga this season (5).

Three of Granada's last four league wins at home have been by the same scoreline: 2-1.

Granada have lost four of their last five league games, but have won three of their last four at home.

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Rayo v Villarreal

Rayo have only beaten Villarreal once in the Spanish top-flight (D2 L4).

The amarillos have scored in all seven of their meetings with Rayo in Primera.

Villarreal have managed just one win in their last 19 away games in LigaBBVA (D5 L13).

Rayo's biggest-ever away win in Primera came at Villarreal in their first meeting in the competition (5-1 in 00/01).

Rayo have won their last two league matches at home; they have not won three in a row at home in LigaBBVA since April-May 2002.

A win for Rayo over Villarreal, this season would be their best-ever top flight campaign after 29 games (40 points).

Villarreal are on a run of six league games without a win (D2 L4), conceding 12 goals and scoring five.

Only Messi (1.26) and Cristiano Ronaldo (1.18) have scored more goals per game this season than Diego Costa (0.86) in La Liga.

Rayo have had the second-most goals scored by substitutes at home in La Liga this season, while Villarreal are yet to score through a player from the bench on the road.

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