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Lewis Constable 27th Nov 2014 - 15:26

Opta Facts La Liga Matchday 13 November 29th - 31st

Opta Facts

Liga 2014/15

Jornada 13


Real Sociedad v Elche

Elche are without a win in nine top-flight meetings with Real Sociedad (D4 L5); not beating them in La Liga since October 1976.

Real Sociedad have won 13 and lost none of their 15 La Liga home games against los Ilicitanos; they have faced them more often on home soil without defeat than any other opponent.

Coro has scored more goals against Real Sociedad than any other side in La Liga (3).

Elche are the only side Carlos Vela has scored against on every occasion he has faced them in La Liga (two goals in two games).

Real Sociedad have won a league-high eight points from losing positons this term.

In David Moyes' first game in charge last weekend, Real Sociedad collected their first league clean sheet since April.

Elche were relegated to the Segunda on each of the last three occasions that they have had 10 points or fewer after 12 games (three points for a win assumed).

Jonathas has scored (six) or assisted (two) eight of Elche's last 10 league goals.

The Brazilian forward has already scored as many goals this term as Elche's top scorer last season (Richmond Boakye with six).


Getafe v Athletic Club

Getafe have only lost one of their 10 league meetings with Athletic Club on home soil (W4 D5) but that did come last season (0-1, goal from Laporte).

Ernesto Valverde has won 73% of his meetings with Getafe as a La Liga manager; his best win rate against any side he has faced at least three times.

Getafe's last five home league wins have all ended 1-0.

Athletic have only lost one of their last seven league games (W3 D3) but that did come on their last visit to the capital (0-5 v Real Madrid).

Aritz Aduriz has participated in 70% of his side's 10 league goals this season (five goals, two assists); a league-high proportion.

Getafe are the only La Liga team yet to score a set piece goal this term; Athletic have scored a league-low four from open play.

Only Granada (0.5) average fewer goals per game than Getafe (0.75) this season.

The Lions' games have seen just 23 goals in total this season; a joint-league-low.

Of the 19 goals scored by Getafe against Athletic in La Liga history, only two have come from non-Spanish players (Ikechukwu Uche and Daniel Kome).


Espanyol v Levante

Espanyol have only won one of their last seven top-flight meetings with Levante (D1 L5); 3-2 in 2013.

Los Granotas have scored at least twice in five of their last six La Liga clashes with the Parakeets.

No side has drawn more games 0-0 in La Liga in the year 2014 than Levante (5).

Espanyol are unbeaten in five home league games (W2 D3); their best run in front of their own fans this year.

Felipe Caicedo could join Christian Stuani and Sergio Garcia as the only current Espanyol or Levante players to have scored for both of these sides in La Liga.

Levante have faced a league-high 69 shots on target this term.

Sergio Gonzalez's side have used fewer substitutes than any other side (32).

Excluding Athletic Club, Levante are the only side for whom every goal this season has been scored by a Spanish player.

Victor Casadesus has scored four of Levante's last six league goals.


Malaga v Real Madrid

Real Madrid have only lost one of their 25 league meetings with Malaga CF (W19 D6).

Roque Santa Cruz has scored three of Malaga's last four league goals against the Whites.

Real Madrid have averaged more goals per game than any other side in the top five European leagues this term (3.83).

Real Madrid have won nine consecutive league games; their best run under Carlo Ancelotti.

Malaga have won three successive league games at La Rosaleda; they have not won four in a row there since March 2012 (five).

Malaga have conceded a league-high 67% of their goals in the first-half, while Real Madrid have scored 23 in the first period, nine more than any other side.

Real Madrid have scored a league-high six penalties, while Malaga have scored a league-high 27% of their goals from the penalty spot.

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored in four of his previous five home league meetings with Malaga (seven goals).

The Portuguese forward has scored in 11 successive league games (20 goals); his best run in Spain.

Only 6.5% of Real Madrid's goals this term have come from Spaniards; a league-low.

In six of the nine previous occasions that Real Madrid have had 30+ points after 12 games (three points for a win assumed), they have gone on to win the title.

Iker Casillas has an opportunity to play five consecutive away league games without conceding for the first time in his career (currently on four).


Celta Vigo v Eibar

Celta Vigo have not won any of their last six league meetings with Eibar, all of which came in the Segunda (D1 L5).

Los Armeros have won their last three trips to Vigo in league competition.

The Galician side have failed to score in two consecutive league games; they have not failed to net in three in a row since September of last year.

If they lose here, Eibar will have lost three successive games for the first time in their short top-flight history.

Between them, Joaquin Larrivey (seven) and Nolito (five) have scored 70.6% of Celta's league goals this term.

Eibar's strikers have only scored 15% of their league goals this season; a league-low.

Only Ruben Martinez (45) has made more saves than Xabi Irureta (44) this term.

If only the first-halves of La Liga games counted, Eibar would be sixth in this season's table.

Nolito has made more assists than any other Celta Vigo player this season; four of his five have been converted by Joaquin Larrivey.


Atletico Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna

Atletico Madrid have won their last eight home league meetings with Depor, scoring 15 across the last four.

The Galician side have gone five games without scoring against Atleti overall; their last strike coming from Andres Guardado back in 2009.

The last meeting between these sides in La Liga in the Vicente Calderon ended in a 6-0 home win; it was the last occasion any player had scored five goals in a single game (Falcao).

Koke is the leading La Liga assister with eight this season; he is only five short of his record from last season (13), his best ever top-flight assist haul.

Atletico Madrid have had 11 different league scorers this season; a joint-high with Valencia.

German Lux has made a league-high three errors leading to goals this term.

Of all players to have scored at least three goals this season, Miranda has the best shot conversion rate (75%).

Atleti have scored a league-high 14 headed goals this term; they only managed 18 in the whole of last season.

In four of the previous six seasons in which Deportivo have had 10 points or fewer at this stage (assuming three points for a win), including the most recent occasion (2012/13), they have gone on to suffer relegation.


Sevilla v Granada

Sevilla have won their last three league meetings with Granada; they have never won four in a row against them in the top-flight.

Granada have only won one of their 16 away games against Sevilla in the Primera Division (D2 L13).

Kevin Gameiro scored in both clashes between these sides last term.

Joaquin Caparros has only won two of his nine trips to the Sanchez Pizjuan as a La Liga manager; his first (2-0 with Depor in 2005) and his most recent (3-2 with Levante in 2014).

Sevilla are unbeaten in 14 home league games (W10 D4); their best run since December 2006 (16).

Granada could equal their longest run without a win since returning to La Liga (nine, currently eight).

Unai Emery's side have the highest shooting accuracy in La Liga (59.79%) while Joaquin Caparros's side have the lowest shot conversion rate (6.59%).

56% of goals conceded by Sevilla this season have come from set pieces; a league-high proportion.

Granada have scored just six goals this season; a league-low figure.


Cordoba v Villarreal

This will be the first ever top-flight meeting between Cordoba and Villarreal.

Villarreal have won their last four Segunda Division meetings with Cordoba, however.

Cordoba are the only team in the top five European leagues yet to garner a single victory this season.

Villarreal have taken nine points from six away league games this season (W2 D3 L1); only the top three have earned more on the road.

Cordoba have both scored (four) and conceded (four) the most goals to African players this season.

Denis Cheryshev has made more assists than any other Villarreal player in La Liga this term (five).

Cordoba could become only the sixth team in La Liga history to not register a single win in the first 13 games of a season; four of the previous five were relegated.

Villarreal have lost a league-high six points with goals conceded in the final 10 minutes this season.

Fede Cartabia has directly participated in six of Cordoba's 10 league goals this term (three goals, three assists).


Valencia v Barcelona

Valencia are without a win in seven league meetings with Barcelona at the Mestalla (D4 L3); their worst ever home run against the Catalan side.

Los Che have not won successive league games against Barca since 2003, when Rafa Benitez was manager.

Barcelona have won more away games against Valencia than they have against any other opponent (31).

Lionel Messi has scored five goals in his last three league meetings with Valencia, including a hat-trick at the Mestalla last season.

Valencia are without a win in two league games (D1 L1); their longest run without one under Nuno.

Paco Alcacer, Pablo Piatti and Dani Parejo have all scored in three different league games (same match); two this season and at the Nou Camp last term.

Barcelona have faced a league-low 25 shots on target this term.

Valencia have scored just one goal in the final 15 minutes this season, a league-low, while Barcelona are the only side yet to concede in this period.

Barcelona's forwards have scored a league-high 83% of their goals this term.

Valencia are the only side to have benefited from more than one own goal this season (3); Barcelona have conceded a league-high 17% of their goals in this way.

If goals from subs were included, Barcelona would be fifth in the table with 22 points, six short of what they have in reality.

Valencia have benefitted from a league-high 13 goals from Spanish players.


Almeria v Rayo Vallecano

Almeria have lost both previous meetings with Rayo Vallecano in the Primera.

Rayo have only lost one of their last five league trips to Andalusia, but that did come in their most recent visit (4-0 v Malaga in La Rosaleda).

Francisco Rodriguez's side are one of only two sides yet to win at home this season, alongside bottom of the table Cordoba.

No side has conceded more away league goals this season than Rayo Vallecano (12).

Ruben Martinez has made a league-high 45 saves.

Alberto Bueno is the top scoring Spaniard in La Liga this season with six goals to his name.

Between them, Almeria and Rayo have scored 24 league goals this season but none from outside the area.

Rayo Vallecano have conceded a league-high 12 first-half goals this term.

Almeria have lost a La Liga-high seven points from winning positions on home soil in this campaign.



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