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Lewis Constable 27th Jan 2016 - 17:41

Opta Facts La Liga Matchday 22

Barcelona - Atlético

o Barcelona have gone 11 league games in a row without defeat against Atletico (W9 D2).

o Barcelona have not lost any of their last nine home league games against Atletico (W7 D2), scoring an average of 3.44 goals per game.

o The Catalan side have gone without defeat in their previous 18 home league games (W16 D2), featuring an average of 3.44 goals scored and 0.61 conceded per game.

o Atletico have won their last three league games away from home without conceding, and have not kept four or more clean sheets in a row away from home since 2013 (6).

o Five of Atletico's last six league games have concluded the first half with a 0-0 score line.

o Messi (three), Neymar (two) and Suarez (one) have scored the last six league goals for Luis Enrique's side against Atletico.

o Leo Messi is currently on his best scoring streak in La Liga this season, having found the back of the net in all three of his previous league games (five goals).

o Should he feature at the Camp Nou, the fixture will represent Juanfran's 350th appearance in La Liga.

o Neymar scored his first goal in Spain against Atletico (2014 Spanish Supercup first game).

o During his time as a player, Luis Enrique was the man who ended the longest streak without conceding a goal by an Atletico de Madrid goalkeeper (Abel Resino's 1275 minutes in 1991).

o Atletico de Madrid won their last league title after a 1-1 draw at the Camp Nou on the final day of the 2013-14 season.


Eibar - Málaga

o The three games played between Eibar and Malaga in La Liga have resulted in one win for each side, as well as a draw.

o Eibar have lost just one of their seven home games against Andalusian sides in La Liga (W4 D2) - that was a 3-1 defeat against Sevilla in April 2015.

o Javi Gracia's side have lost just one of their last five league games away from home (W2 D2); the last one coming against Sevilla (2-1).

o Malaga had not gone seven or more league games scoring at least once in a row since January 2015 (12).

o With three consecutive home wins registered, Eibar are riding their best streak of the current season.

o Borja Baston has scored in his last five league games, while a goal against Malaga would take him on to his best scoring streak in the Primera Division.

o Antonio Luna is the only Eibar player to have scored against Malaga in La Liga, however no Malaga player has been able to reciprocate the feat in the top-flight.

o Eibar won just two league games in the second half of last season, following Raul Albentosa's move to Derby County in January 2015, but one of those victories did come against Malaga.

o Eibar are the side with the highest shot conversion rate in La Liga (19.65%), while opponents Malaga have the second fewest (7.8%).

o Malaga are the side with the highest percentage of set piece goals conceded in La Liga this season (16%).

 

Getafe - Athletic


o Getafe have lost their last five league games against Athletic.

o Getafe have lost their last two home games against the Basque side, after going without defeat against them the previous nine (W4 D5).

o Escriba's side have lost just one of their last ten league games at home (W6 D3); that being a 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in October 2015.

o Athletic have lost their last two league games away from home, and have not lost three or more in a row since October 2014 (4).

o Ernesto Valverde has won 11 of his 14 meetings against Getafe as a manager in La Liga (L3).

o Athletic goalkeeper Gorka Iraizoz saved his first penalty away from home in La Liga at the Coliseum (versus Diego Castro in October 2013).

o Among the 51 penalties faced by Athletic goalkeepers in the top-flight, none have been missed.

o Getafe are the La Liga side with the most goals scored by players who started on the bench (9) this season.

o Iñaki Williams is the player to have been substituted the most times in La Liga (14). Alongside Eibar's Borja Baston, Aritz Aduriz is the Spanish player to have scored the most braces in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (3).


Villarreal-Granada


o Villarreal have gone three games in a row without defeat against Granada in La Liga (W2 D1) - their best run against the Andalusians in the top-flight.

o Villarreal have not lost any of their last seven league games at El Madrigal (W5 D2), and have not conceded in their last four.

o Granada have lost their last three away games in La Liga, conceding an average of 4.33 goals per game.

o Marcelino's side have lost just one of their last 12 games against Andalusian sides in La Liga (W6 D5).

o Fran Rico is the only player to have scored more than one goal in top-flight games between these two sides.

o Jose Ramon Sandoval has lost all three games he has managed against the Valencian side in La Liga, while his teams have scored just one goal (this season at Los Carmenes).

o Musacchio's goal against Espanyol was the first headed goal by Villarreal in La Liga this season, while they are also the latest team to do so.

o Only Neymar (9) has assisted more goals than Roberto Soldado in La Liga this season (8).

o Granada (9) and Villarreal (8) are the sides with the most African goal-scoring players in La Liga this season.

o Granada are the team with the most points dropped after the 90th minute in La Liga (4), while Villarreal are the side with the most points won in the last five minutes (7).


Real Sociedad-Betis

 

o Real Sociedad have not lost any of their last six home games against Betis in La Liga (W2 D4).

o Indeed, among their 41 home games in La Liga against Betis, Real Sociedad have lost just five (W23 D12).

o Eusebio's side have lost just one of their last five home games in La Liga (W3 D1).

o Betis have gone four away games in a row without a win in La Liga (D1 L3), and have also failed to score in all four.

o Only one side in the Top 5 European Leagues, Ingolstadt 04 (12), have scored fewer goals than Betis this season (14, alongside Verona).

o Only Real Madrid (564) have provided more crosses in La Liga this season than Real Sociedad (558).

o Real Sociedad are the only side yet to have scored a goal from outside the box in La Liga this season.

o Only Atletico (8) have kept a clean sheet more times away from home than Betis (5) in La Liga this season.

o Agirretxe has scored six of Real Sociedad's eleven goals at home in La Liga, however he has not netted at Anoeta since scoring a brace back in December.

o Ruben Castro has been involved in all Betis goals away from home in La Liga this season (seven, five goals and assists).

 

Sevilla-Levante


o Sevilla have won just one of their last nine league games against Levante (D5 L3), while that one instance came away from home (2-1 in April 2015).

o Sevilla have drawn more La Liga games versus Levante since 2011/12 than against any other team (five - as many as against Atletico).

o The Nervion side have won nine home games in a row in La Liga - their best run since 2006 (11).

o Levante have won just one of their last 12 away games in La Liga (D2 L9); that being a 3-0 win at El Molinon in November.

o Levante are the side with the fewest goals scored in the first half of games in La Liga this season (5), alongside Betis.

o This will be the first game played in La Liga with Unai Emery not on the bench, due to a suspension.

o Ten out of Kevin Gameiro's eleven goals in La Liga have come at the Sanchez Pizjuan this season.

o Giuseppe Rossi has scored in three out of his last four league meetings against Sevilla (three goals).

o Sevilla have scored 18% of their goals from the penalty spot; the highest rate of any La Liga side this season.

o Should Jose Luis Morales score in this game, he would become the first Levante player to have scored in four La Liga games in a row.


Valencia-Sporting


o Valencia have not lost any of their last eight La Liga games against Sporting (W5 D3), and have not conceded in the previous five.

o The Che side have gone 22 home league games without a defeat (W13 D9), and have not achieved more since 1982 (29).

o Valencia have drawn their last five league games at home, while they have never gone six in a row before.

o Sporting have experienced consecutive seven defeats away from home in La Liga - their worst run since 1997 (8).

o The Asturian side have the worst possession percentage in La Liga this season (41.72%).

o Abelardo's team have registered the fewest shots on target away from home in La Liga this season (19).

o Alvaro Negredo has scored in back-to-back games in La Liga for the first time since arriving at Valencia.

o Valencia have lost just one league game without Paco Alcacer during the last two seasons (W4 D3).

o In the previous game against Real Sociedad, Carlos Carmona became the first player to have both scored and assisted for Sporting in a league game this season.

o The last three Valencia goals against the Asturian side in La Liga have come after the 90th minute.


Las Palmas-Celta Vigo

 

o Las Palmas have lost just one of their last eleven home games against Celta in La Liga (W5 D5).

o The Canary Islanders have lost just one of their last four home games in La Liga (W2 D1).

o Celta have lost just three of their last 15 away games in La Liga (W7 D5).

o Should they lose in Las Palmas, this game would represent Celta's 700th defeat in La Liga.

o The Canary Island outfit have the lowest percentage of goals conceded from outside the box in La Liga this season (3%).

o The Yellows are the only side still yet to have scored in the first 15 minutes of a La Liga game this season.

o Celta are the side with the most headed goals conceded in La Liga this season (8).

o Iago Aspas, alongside Lionel Messi, is the player to have hit the woodwork the most times in La Liga this season (5).

o The only time Las Palmas have won a game they have been trailing by two goals in La Liga this Century came against Celta earlier this season.

o William José is the first Las Palmas player to have scored a brace in a La Liga season since Ruben Castro did so in November 2001, against Celta.


Real Madrid-Espanyol

 

o Real Madrid have gone 16 league games without a defeat against Espanyol (W13 D3).

o The Whites have won their last five league games at home, scoring an average of 5.4 goals per game.

o The Periquitos have won just one of their last nine league games (D3 L5); that being a 1-0 against Las Palmas in December.

o Away from home, the Catalan side have lost seven games in a row in La Liga - the last time they lost eight was in 2002.

o Espanyol are the opponent Real Madrid have defeated the most times in La Liga history (96), as well as the team they have scored the most goals against (359).

o Among the players who have scored at least ten goals in La Liga this season, Benzema has the highest shot conversion rate (34%), while Cristiano Ronaldo has the fewest (14.16%).

o Espanyol are the side in the Top 5 European Leagues with the most fouls conceded this season - 387 (18.43 per game).

o Espanyol have lost the most away games in La Liga this season, with a total of nine.

o Real Madrid are the team to have attempted the most shots in the Top 5 European Leagues (incl. blocks) this season - 418 (19.9 per game).

o Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have made the most passes in La Liga this season, with 1531 and 1444, respectively.


Deportivo-Rayo Vallecano


o Deportivo have gone four games without a defeat against Rayo in La Liga (W2 D2).

o The Galician side have not won any of the last 14 home games against Madrid teams in the top-flight (D7 L7).

o Depor have lost just one of their last eight league games at home (W3 D4); that being their first game in 2016 (a 2-1 loss against Villarreal).

o The Vallecas side have not won any of their last eight trips in La Liga this season (D2 L6) although they did not scored in just one of them (1-0 in Eibar).

o Deportivo-Rayo Vallecano was the last league game Paco Jemez played for Rayo (1-1 in 1992/93).

o Rayo are the team in La Liga with the most goals conceded away from home this season (29, 2.9 per game).

o Deportivo are the team in La Liga with the least shots faced at home (82, alongside Atletico).

o Rayo Vallecano have seen more red cards than any other team in La Liga this season (7), while Deportivo have fewer than any other side (1 - alongside Barcelona and Atletico).

o Deportivo have drawn more games than any other side in La Liga this season (11), but just two of those were goalless.

o Luis Alberto has been involved in the last three Deportivo goals in La Liga this season (two goals and one assist).

 

 
 
 

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