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Callum Jones 30th Mar 2016 - 17:59

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 01-04 Apr

Rayo Vallecano - Getafe

o Rayo Vallecano have gone seven league games without a win (D5 L2), conceding 16 goals (an average of 2.28 per game).

o Rayo have scored in the last 13 La Liga games in a row, their best run in the top-flight.

o The Blues have gone 10 league games without a win (D2 L8), conceding 24 goals in that period.

o Getafe's only win over Rayo in their nine meetings in the top-flight came at Estadio de Vallecas (D1 L7), 1-2 in May 2014.

o Rayo have scored in each of their league games against Getafe (15).

o Never have Getafe had fewer points after the opening 30 games of a La Liga season (28 points, alongside 2013/14).

o Rayo have conceded the most goals in La Liga this season by far (63).

o Getafe have conceded the most goals away from home in the competition (40).

o Escribá's side have scored just two goals in their last nine league games, both by Emiliano Velázquez.

o Bebé has been involved in three of the last five Rayo goals in La Liga at home (one goal and two assists).

Atlético de Madrid - Real Betis

o Betis have lost against Atletico de Madrid in each of their last five La Liga games, failing to score in the last four.

o Betis have won just one of their last eight games away from home in La Liga (D2 L5), but they have scored in each of the last four.

o Atletico have gone twelve league games without a defeat at home (W9 D3), keeping a clean sheet in seven of those games.

o No side in La Liga history had conceded just 14 goals after the opening 30 games before Atletico did this season.

o Atletico have conceded the fewest goals at home in La Liga this season (6).

o Betis have the lowest shot conversion rate (including blocked shots) in La Liga (8.18%).

o Just two of the last 11 Atletico goals at home have come in the first half.

o Antoine Griezmann has scored the first goal of the game a joint-high nine times this season, level with Karim Benzema.

o The French player has scored in his last five La Liga games (five goals), equaling his best goalscoring run for Atletico (5 in April 2015.

o Ruben Castro has met Atletico more times than any other side he has not scored against (8).

Las Palmas - Valencia

o Valencia haven't lost against the Yellow side in La Liga in their last six games (W5 D1), with an average of 2.16 goals scored and 0.5 conceded.

o Las Palmas have scored in their last six league games in a row, their best such run this season.

o The Che side have netted in 20 league games in a row and only once in their history have they scored in 21 or more (27 between 1932 and 1933).

o All Valencian sides to have played at Estadio de Gran Canaria this season have finished those games with goalless draws.

o Just three times have Valencia had 34 or fewer points (three points per win) after the opening 30 games in La Liga, with the last being in 1987/88 (33 points).

o Las Palmas have conceded just two goals in the last six games; fewer than any other La Liga side and only Barcelona have won more points than them in this period (12, alongside Real Madrid, Athletic and Atletico).

o Las Palmas have delivered the fewest crosses in La Liga this season (372).

o Las Palmas and Valencia are the only La Liga sides yet to have lost points due to goals conceded in the last ten minutes of their games this season.

o Paco Alcacer has gone seven league games without scoring, his worst run since 2014 (8).

o Jonathan Viera has been involved in four of the last six Las Palmas goals in La Liga (one goal and three assists).

Barcelona - Real Madrid

o Barcelona have lost just one of their last seven league games at home against Real Madrid (W5 D1), 1-2 in April 2012.

o Barcelona have won four of their last six games against Real Madrid in all competitions (L2).

o Barcelona have never won a league game against Real Madrid when they have lead the competition and been 10 or more points ahead of the Whites (D1 L2).

o Luis Enrique's side have gone 22 league games in a row at Camp Nou without defeat (W20 D2), scoring at least once in each game.

o Real Madrid have won four league games in a row, their best run with Zidane in charge.

o The Whites have scored the first goal of the game more times than any other side in La Liga this season (24) while Barça have won the most points after having conceded first (15).

o The last four red cards in games in all competitions between these two sides were all shown to Real Madrid players

o Barcelona have won 16 penalties in La Liga 2015/16, the most for a League side in a single season since at least 2005/06.

o Leo Messi has scored in his last six appearances at Camp Nou in all competitions (eight goals).

o Keylor Navas has saved the joint-most penalties in the Top 5 European Leagues this season alongside Marco Sportiello (three apiece).

Celta - Deportivo

o Celta de Vigo have gone five league games at home in a row without a defeat (W3 D2), their best such run this season and without conceding in the last two.

o Deportivo have gone eight league games away from home without a win (D4 L4), conceding 17 goals (2.1 in average per game).

o In the last 22 Deportivo away games in La Liga, they have kept just two clean sheets.

o The last three games between Celta and Deportivo at Balaidos in La Liga have ended with two home wins and one draw.

o Celta have never lost a home game when they have scored the first goal in La Liga this season (W7 D1) and Deportivo have never done it away from home (W3 D4).

o Victor Suarez's side have drawn the most games in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (15, alongside Marseille).

o No La Liga side have won more games by a one goal margin than Celta this season (10).

o Celta have conceded the most goals from outside the box in La Liga this season (8, alongside Espanyol).

o Lucas Perez has gone five appearances away from home without scoring, his worst such run this season.

o Nolito scored his fastest La Liga goal in September 2014 against Deportivo at Balaidos (2'58").

Athletic - Granada

o Athletic have lost just three home games against Granada in La Liga (W17 D1), the most recent occasion coming last season (0-1).

o Indeed, those three Basque defeats against the Andalusian side at San Mames were all by a 0-1 scoreline.

o Should Athletic win this game, they would equal their best run of wins this season at home in all competitions (4).

o Granada have lost just one of their five La Liga games with José González in charge (W2 D3).

o The only time Granada had 28 points after the opening 30 La Liga games, they finished in 15th place and were not relegated (2012/13).

o The Basque side have the lowest rate of goals scored from outside the box in La Liga this season (4%).

o Granada have lost the most points due to goals scored in the last five minutes of the game (six, alongside Rayo).

o Ernesto Valverde has won just one of his five La Liga games against Granada as Athletic manager (D1 L3).

o Five of Athletic's last six goals against Granada in La Liga have been scored by Aduriz.

o Both of Granada goals away from home in La Liga since the start of 2016 have been scored by El-Arabi.

Málaga - Espanyol

o At La Rosaleda, Espanyol have enjoyed the most away wins in a row currently in La Liga (3), scoring two goals in each of those games.

o Malaga are on their worst winless run against Espanyol in the top-flight (D3 L4), not scoring in five of those seven games.

o Malaga have lost just one of their last six games in La Liga (W2 D3), 1-2 against Valencia.

o At home, Javi Gracia's side have followed a sequence of lost-win-draw-lost-win (winning last time out against Sporting 1-0), so for the sequence to continue, they'll need to draw this game.

o Espanyol are the only side to have conceded in all their away games in La Liga this season, but they have gone two games away from home without a defeat (W1 D1) for the first time with Galca in charge.

o No La Liga side has used more different players than Malaga this season (30).

o Espanyol are the La Liga side with the most fouls conceded this season (535).

o Malaga have scored the most own-goals in La Liga this season (three alongside Levante).

o Only one of the last eight Espanyol goals in La Liga came in the first half of a game.

o Recio has assisted three of the last five Mala goals in La Liga.

Eibar - Villarreal

o Eibar have not won against Villarreal in La Liga (D2 L1) and they have conceded one goal in each of their last three games against the Yellow side.

o Those three Villarreal goals against Eibar came in the last 20 minutes of their games, while both the Eibar goals came in the first 30.

o The Yellow Submarine have not won away from home since their first game this year at Riazor (D4 L1, three of them goalless draws).

o Eibar have won seven more points at this point of the season than in 2014/15, when they were threatened with relegation.

o No La Liga side has been relegated when they had 38 points after the opening 30 games (20 sides in the competition and three points per win).

o The Yellow side have been involved in the most goalless draws in La Liga this season (5).

o Villarreal are the La Liga side with the fewest goals conceded in the first 15 minutes of the game (two, alongside Atletico).

o Marcelino's side have scored the fewest headed goals in the Top 5 European leagues this season (1).

o Bakambu has scored three of the last four Villarreal goals in La Liga.

o Borja Baston has been involved in five of the last six Eibar league goals at Ipurua (four goals and one assist).

Sevilla - Real Sociedad

o Sevilla have won their last 17 games at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in all competitions (with an average of 2.4 goals scored per game) and have kept a clean sheet in 13 of them.

o Real Sociedad are on their longest run without a win in La Liga (L3 D2) with Eusebio in charge, losing their last two games 1-0.

o The last three Real Sociedad defeats in Nervion in La Liga were also 1-0.

o The Txuri-Urdin side have won just one of their last eight league trips to Andalusia (D4 L1), 0-3 against Granada in September 2015.

o Emery's side have won all 12 home games when they have scored the first goal in La Liga this season and Real Sociedad have never won when they have conceded first away from home (D2 L8).

o The last season Sevilla won at home against three Basque sides they went on to win the UEFA Cup (2006).

o The last two Sevilla own-goals in La Liga came against Real Sociedad: Arribas in 2015 and Rakitic in 2013.

o Only Las Palmas (3) have dropped fewer points due to goals conceded in the second half of La Liga games this season than Real Sociedad (4).

o The last six Sevilla goals in La Liga have been scored by different players.

o Ruben Pardo has assisted five of the last nine Real Sociedad goals away from home in La Liga.

Levante - Sporting

o Levante (24 points) and Sporting (27) are the bottom two teams in the La Liga table.

o Levante have just lost once against Sporting in their five La Liga meetings (W2 D2), and they are unbeaten against the Asturian side at Ciutat de Valencia (W1 D1).

o The Granotas have alternated one win and one defeat in their last five league games in Orriols and in their last game at home they won 1-0.

o Last weekend, Sporting ended their worst run without a win in La Liga since October 2011 (eight games): D3 L5.

o Mallorca in 2005, Celta in 2013 and Granada in 2015 were the sides to have avoided the relegation with the fewest points won after the opening 30 La Liga games (24), as many as Levante have currently (20 sides in the competition and three points per win).

o Sporting have scored the fewest goals from set-piece situations in La Liga this season (5).

o The Asturian side have fired in the fewest shots on target away from home in La Liga this season (29).

o Levante have scored just four goals in the first-half in the 15 games they have played at home in La Liga this season.

o Rossi has scored in two La Liga games in a row for the first time for Levante.

o Carlos Castro has scored five of the last six Sporting goals in La Liga.

 

 

 
 
 

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