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Rich 12th Dec 2012 - 16:34

Opta Facts La Liga 2012-13 Matchday 16

Getafe v Osasuna

  • Four of the last five top-flight meetings between Getafe and Osasuna have ended level, with three of them finishing goalless.
  • The Blues have gone four league games unbeaten against Osasuna at the Coliseum (W3 D1), their best ever run against the side from Navarra on home soil.
  • Osasuna have only won on one of their eight visits to Getafe in the top-flight (3D 4L), picking up a 2-0 victory in 2007/08.
  • Luis Garcia's side are unbeaten in four league games (3W 1D), their best run of the campaign so far.
  • Mendilibar's side, meanwhile, are unbeaten in two on the road and have not gone three away games without defeat since March.
  • Getafe have claimed a joint-league-high six points from losing positions on home soil this term.
  • The Blues have managed a joint-high six headed goals this season (with Sevilla).
  • Four of the six headed goals scored by Getafe in La Liga this term have been assisted by Pedro Leon.

Mallorca v Athletic

  • Mallorca have only won two of their last seven home league meetings with Athletic (D3 L2).
  • Three of Bilbao's previous six away wins against Mallorca in the top-flight have come with the same scoreline; 1-3.
  • Mallorca are without a win in 10 successive league games, their worst run since 2008/09 (11).
  • After picking up their first away win of the season at Granada, Athletic have lost their last two away games 1-5.
  • Athletic top scorer Aduriz, with nine goals this season, is also the player to have scored most home goals for Mallorca in La Liga since he joined the Islanders before the 2008/09 season (18 goals).
  • Gorka Iraizoz is second placed in terms of most goals conceded in La Liga this season (32), while Dudu Aouate is one place behind him (27).
  • Joaquin Caparros is yet to beat Athletic in La Liga as Mallorca manager (1D 1L); he won five games against his former club during his time at Deportivo and Sevilla.
  • Victor has participated in six of Mallorca's last seven league goals at the Iberostar (four goals, two assists).
  • Six of the nine goals scored by Athletic on the road this term have been netted by Aduriz.

Granada v Real Sociedad

  • Granada have won seven of their last 11 top-flight meetings with Real Sociedad, losing the other four.
  • On home soil, Granada have won their last seven straight games against Real Sociedad, their joint-best ever run of home wins against one single opponent.
  • Real Sociedad have only taken points in three of their 15 visits to Granada in La Liga (1W 2D), also managing their only three clean sheets at Granada in those games.
  • Granada registered their heaviest victory since promotion to the top-flight against Real Sociedad last season, hammering them 4-1 at Los Carmenes.
  • The Red-and-Whites are without a win in four home league games, equalling their worst home run since promotion.
  • Under Anquela, Granada have won just 14.3% of their home league games, a lower ratio than under both Fabri (30%) and Abel Resino (55.6%) last term.
  • Real Sociedad have won their last two away league games, they have not won three in a row on the road in the top-flight since September 2002.
  • Torje has scored in all three Granada victories this term (three goals).

Sevilla v Malaga

  • Sevilla have only lost one of their last seven league meetings with Malaga (W3 D3).
  • Malaga have only claimed one win in their last five trips to the Sanchez Pizjuan, drawing two and losing two.
  • The side from Nervion have only won one of their last seven league games (D2 L4).
  • The Blue-and-Whites have only scored one goal in their last five away league games combined, drawing three and losing two of those trips.
  • The last five goals scored by Sevilla players against Malaga have all come in the first-half.
  • Sevilla have been shown a joint-high seven red cards this term (with Espanyol).
  • Michel is yet to claim a top-flight victory as a manager against Manuel Pellegrini, losing two, drawing one and conceded twice as many goals as his counterpart.
  • The only previous clash between Malaga and Sevilla that was refereed by Avza Gamez was also Malaga's last away win against Sevilla (1-0 in October 2008).

Real Zaragoza v Levante

  • Zaragoza have won four of their last six top-flight clashes with Levante (1D 1L).
  • Zaragoza have won their last three home meetings with Levante in La Romareda in the top-flight, with the last two both ending 1-0.
  • Levante have not won any of their previous seven trips to Zaragoza in the top-flight, only against Sevilla (eight) have they played more away games without winning.
  • Levante have not scored four goals in a single away game since November 1963, when they drew 4-4 at Real Zaragoza.
  • Zaragoza have conceded exactly one goal in seven of their last eight home league games.
  • JIM's side are unbeaten in four consecutive away games (W2 D2), keeping a clean sheet in three of those games.
  • Obafemi Martins has a better goals per league game average at Levante (0.55) than he achieved at Wolfsburg (0.38), Inter (0.33) or Newcastle (0.32).
  • Michel has participated in four of Levante's five away league goals this term (two goals, two assists).

Valencia v Rayo Vallecano

  • Valencia have won their last four straight league games against Rayo; they have never won five in a row against them.
  • Los Che have won 11 and lost none of their 13 previous home meetings with Rayo in La Liga.
  • Indeed, Rayo have played more games at the Mestalla without a win than at any other away ground in their top-flight history.
  • Rayo are without a clean sheet in 19 away league games and haven't managed a shutout since November 2011 at Osasuna.
  • Valencia have not won successive league games since May.
  • Paco Jemez's side would be bottom of the table if all games had finished at half-time (on just 11 points).
  • Jonas has scored more goals against Rayo Vallecano than any other club in La Liga (three).
  • Leo Baptistao has directly participated in seven of the last nine goals scored by Rayo (four goals, three assists).
  • Soldado has scored more goals on home soil than any other Spanish player in La Liga this season (seven).

Real Madrid v Espanyol

  • Real Madrid have won their last seven league games against Espanyol, their best ever run against the Catalans in the top-flight.
  • The Whites have won 14 and lost none of their last 16 against Espanyol at the Bernabeu.
  • Espanyol have not scored against Real Madrid in La Liga since October 2008, which was also the last time they took a point of the Whites (2-2 at the Bernabeu).
  • Real Madrid have won their last six home league games; they have not won seven in a row since November 2011.
  • Javier Aguirre is one of only three managers to defeat Jose Mourinho at the Bernabeu in La Liga during his spell at Real (Pep Guardiola & Manolo Preciado).
  • Higuain has scored more goals against Espanyol (nine) than any other team in his La Liga career.
  • Mourinho's side have the second best shooting accuracy ratio in La Liga this term (53.9%) while Espanyol have the second worst (36.4%).
  • Mesut Ozil has created more chances than any other non-Spaniard in La Liga this season (36).
  • The German midfielder has scored four of Real Madrid's last seven league goals.
  • Espanyol have lost a league-high 12 points from winning positions in this campaign.

Barcelona v Atletico Madrid

  • Barcelona have won their last four league games against Atletico ; they have never won five on the bounce against them in the league.
  • The Catalans have scored three or more goals in each of their last five home meetings with Atleti in La Liga, winning all five games.
  • Atleti have failed to score in each of their last two league trips to the Nou Camp; they last went three in a row without scoring there in April 1973.
  • Only Real Madrid (three) have secured more victories at the Camp Nou than Atletico (two) over the last ten seasons.
  • Leo Messi has scored more goals against Atletico than any other side in La Liga (15).
  • The Argentinean striker has scored a hat-trick on both of his last two league clashes with Atletico in Barcelona.
  • Tito Vilanova's side have scored more goals after 15 games (50) than Barca managed at the same stage of any season under Pep Guardiola (47 in 11/12).
  • Both of Atletico's two league defeats this season have come away from the Calderon and both finished 0-2 (at the Mestalla and Bernabeu).
  • Leo Messi, top scorer in La Liga with 23 goals, has a better minutes/goal average (56.1) than Falcao (73.1), who is the second top scorer on 16.
  • Atletico are one of two teams (with Malaga) yet to lose a point from a winning position this term.

Deportivo v Valladolid

  • Valladolid have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four top-flight victories over Deportivo, scoring 12 goals in total.
  • The Blue-and-Whites have only lost one of their last six against Depor in the Primera (4W 1D).
  • Deportivo have only won one of their last 14 league games (5D) and have lost four of their last five at the Riazor (1W).
  • In their last league game, Deportivo suffered the heaviest defeat of any team in La Liga (0-6 v Atletico) this season and their heaviest since 1965 (0-6 v Cordoba).
  • Assuming three points for a win, Deportivo have only once before had 11 or fewer points after 15 games, and in that season they were relegated (1965/65).
  • Valladolid have not drawn any of their last 10 away league games (4W 6L).
  • Djukic's side, together with Real Madrid, have netted a league-high six goals in the opening 15 minutes of games.
  • Only Barcelona (1142) have misplaced fewer passes than Deportivo (1186) this season.

Celta Vigo v Betis

  • Celta Vigo and Real Betis have gone 10 straight top-flight games without a draw, winning five games apiece.
  • Celta have won seven of their last eight against Real Betis at the Balaidos (1L), with the last two both finishing 2-1.
  • The side from Sevilla have not scored more than two goals in any of their 22 trips to Celta in La Liga, though each of their last four wins have all ended 2-0.
  • Celta are unbeaten in five home league games (3W 2D) and have not conceded more than once in a top-flight home game since May 2007 (1-2 v Levante).
  • Pepe Mel's side have won 10 away games since the start of last season; only Real Madrid and Barcelona have won more.
  • Ruben Castro has scored six of Betis's last nine league goals, while 11 of their last 12 have been scored by Spanish players.
  • The side from Sevilla are the only team in La Liga this season yet to concede a goal from outside the area.
  • The Galicians have conceded the most goals to opposition defenders in La Liga this term (five).

 

 

 
 
 

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