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Callum Jones 4th Feb 2016 - 17:49

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 05-08 Feb

Málaga - Getafe

Málaga have lost only one of their nine home league games against Getafe (W6 D2) - 1-2 in April 2006.
The Malagueños have scored at least once in all their La Liga games against Getafe at the Rosaleda stadium.
Getafe have only won one of their last 14 away league games (L11 D2).
In the 23 encounters between these two sides in the top flight, Getafe have only gone without scoring in three of them.
Only in one season have Malaga scored less goals than their current total of 18 after the first 22 matchdays in La Liga (15 in 2004/05, when they finished 10th).
Six of the nine goals scored by Fran Escriba's Getafe side away from home have arrived between the 68th and 74th minute.
Charles has been involved in seven of the 11 league goals scored by Malaga at home this season (six goals and one assists).
Álvaro Vázquez scored his first La Liga brace against Málaga last year (28th February 2015).
No side in La Liga has scored a smaller percentage of their goals in the last fifteen minutes of the first-half than Getafe (4%), who have also conceded the most in this period (22%).
Javi Gracia (W2 L3) and Fran Escribá (W3 L2) have never drawn a game in their previous meetings against Getafe and Malaga respectively.

Atlético - Eibar

Atlético have won each of their three La Liga games against Eibar.
Diego Simeone's side have gone eight league games at home without losing (W6 D2) and have only conceded in three of them (one goal in each game).
Only once in Atletico's history has the team conceded 10 goals after the first 22 league games - during the 1990-91 season, when they finished second.
Eibar have won only one of their last six away La Liga games (D1 L4), 0-4 at Real Betis.
Eibar are on a run of six consecutive league games in which they have scored at least one goal. In these six encounters, they have scored 16 goals, at an average of 2.6 per game.
The Vicente Calderón has seen fewer goals than any other stadium in La Liga this season (17).
Atletico boast a higher percentage of goals from outside the area than any other side in La Liga this season (19%).
Five of Atletico's seven goals against Eibar in La Liga have come in the first 25 minutes of matches.
Borja Bastón has been involved in 17 of the 35 goals scored by Eibar in La Liga this season, with 15 goals and two assists.
Only 3% of Eibar's goals in the league this season have been scored by defenders, the smallest percentage among all La Liga clubs.

Rayo Vallecano - Las Palmas

Rayo have never lost a top flight game to Las Palmas in Vallecas (W1 D4).
Paco Jemez's side have gone two home league games without losing (W1 D1) but have not gone three unbeaten since last May.
Los Canarios have not won in their last 20 La Liga away games (D7 L13).
Las Palmas have played 68 La Liga games in the Community of Madrid and have only won two of them (D15 L51) - and only twice in these encounters have they kept clean sheets.
No La Liga side has scored a higher percentage of their goals in the first half than Rayo (64%).
In fact, Rayo is the only team who have gained not a single point thanks to goals scored in the second-half of league games this season.
Las Palmas have conceded the first goal more times than any other away side in La Liga this season (10 - D3 L7).
Jemez's side have faced more shots at their goal than any other side in La Liga (117).
Willian Jose has scored three of Las Palmas' last four league goals, all in the second half.
Trashorras has assisted three of Rayo's last five home goals in La Liga.

Athletic - Villarreal

Athletic have won three of their last 20 league games against Villarreal (D4 L13) - with each win coming at home.
In San Mamés, Bilbao have won the last two league meetings with Villarreal, but they have never won three consecutive matches against them.
The Basque club have gone seven league home games unbeaten (W5 D2), and have only failed to score in one of them (0-0 v Malaga).
The Yellow Submarine have not lost in their last three away league games (W2 D1), scoring twice in each of those games.
Ernesto Valverde has only lost four of his 13 games as a manager against Villarreal in La Liga (W6 D3).
Marcelino's side have gained more points than any side in La Liga courtesy of goals scored in the last five minutes of matches (7).
Aritz Aduriz has scored in four of his last five league matches against Villarreal (five goals).
In fact, Aduriz has only scored more times against Getafe (11) than he has against Villarreal during his career, with his total of nine equalled against Levante.
No Spanish player has assisted more goals than Roberto Soldado in Europe's top five leagues this season (level on 8 with Gerard Deulofeu and David Silva).
Ernesto Valverde has never lost in six games against his former side at home (W5 D1), with 14 goals scored and only two conceded.

Sporting - Deportivo

Sporting have not lost in their last seven league meetings with Deportivo (W4 D3).
The Asturians have alternated between victory and defeat in their last five league games at the Molinon.
The Galicians have drawn five of their last eight away league games (W1 L2).
In beating Valencia 1-0 at the Mestalla last week, Sporting ended a run of conceding at least once in 10 consecutive league games (at an average of 2.1 per game).
Sporting have managed to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season. They have no achieved three successive wins since April 2011.
Sporting (equal on 234 with Eibar) and Deportivo (242) are two of the three teams who have received the fewest number of fouls in La Liga this season.
Should they beat Deportivo, Sporting will achieve their 350th top flight win at the Molinon.
Antonio Sanabria has scored eight of Sporting's last 11 league goals.
Of the players who have scored at least 10 league goals this season, Sanabria has the best shot conversion rate, with him scoring a goal every 1.4 attempts at goal.
Sporting are, together with Eibar, the only side to have not gained a single point having conceded the first goal of a league match.

Levante - Barcelona

Levante have only won one of their last 21 league games against Barcelona (D4 L16), 5-1 in October 1964.
Barca have scored at least once in all of their games against Levante in La Liga, at an average of 3.19 goals per game.
Levante have won their last two games at home, the first time they have managed two consecutive home wins this season.
Luis Enrique's side have only lost in two of their last 19 away games (W14 D3) and have only failed to score in one of them (0-0 vs Espanyol).
Barcelona have rescued the most number of points from losing positions in La Liga this season (12), nine of them at home (three points against Eibar, Rayo and Atletico Madrid respectively).
Luis Suárez (19), Neymar (16) y Lionel Messi (12) have scored 47 league goals collectively this season; only five teams in Europe's top five leagues have scored more goals this term.
The Valencian side have conceded a higher percentage of goals in the second half of league matches than any other team (71%).
Messi is currently on his best goalscoring run than at any stage of the season, having scored in four consecutive games (six in total).
Without Suarez's goals, Barcelona would be fifth in the league with 40 points, 11 fewer than the points they have gained.
Jose Luis Morales has been involved in five of his side's last seven league goals (three goals, two assists).
Luis Enrique will take charge of his 100th game as Barcelona manager in all competition

Real Betis - Valencia

Betis have won their last three home games against Valencia in La Liga.
Real have gone eight games without winning at home (D3 L5), but have not gone nine games at home without victory in the top flight since September 2007 (10).
Valencia have gone 11 consecutive games without winning in the league (D7 L4), their worst run of results since 1986 (13).
Away from home, Valencia have only won one of their last nine league matches (D2 L6), 1-5 against Celta.
Betis have only scored 15 goals after 22 games in La Liga; in the last nine seasons, only two teams have scored 15 goals or fewer up to this point in the season (Xerez in 2009-10 and Granada 2014-15).
Betis have had the fewest number of shots on goal in La Liga this season (69).
Of the eight seasons in the top flight in which Betis have achieved 22 points or fewer after the first 22 matches (with 3 points awarded for a win) they have been relegated in seven of them.
Ruben Castro has taken charge of two league games against Valencia at the Villamarín; in the first of these, he achieved a league double (December 2011).
Only Rayo (43%) have scored a higher percentage of their goals from set pieces than Valencia this season (38%).
Daniel Parejo has been involved in five of the last seven away goals scored by his side in La Liga (two goals, three assists).

Celta - Sevilla

Celta have gone three league games at home without losing against Sevilla (W2 D1).
Unai Emery has only won two of his six games as manager in La Liga against Celta (D1 L3).
The Galicians have lost five of their last six league meetings (W1), and have only scored in two of them.
The Andalucians have not won in any of their last 10 away league games (D6 L4), their worst winless run away from home since October 2013 (12).
Eduardo Berizzo's side have only lost in one of their last nine league games against Andalucian opposition (W4 D4), 2-0 against Malaga.
Sevilla have conceded a higher percentage of their goals from outside the box than any other side in La Liga this season (26%).
Only Barcelona (65.96%) and Real Madrid (58.75%) have a higher average percentage of possession at home in La Liga than Celta (58.65%).
No side in Europe's top five leagues has scored fewer goals away from home than Sevilla (five, level with Bastia and Ingolstadt).
Fabian Orellana has only missed one game in La Liga this season, and his side lost it (3-0 against Rayo).
Kevin Gameiro has scored in three of his last four league games (five goals).

Granada - Real Madrid

Granada have won consecutive home games in La Liga this season - a sequence that did not occur in the whole of last season - with at least two goals scored in both of these games.
The last five meetings between these two sides in the top flight have resulted in Madrid wins, keeping clean sheets in four of those games, with an average of 3.4 goals scored per game.
Of the 10 games that Granada have played as the home side this season, they have only managed to keep a clean sheet in one of them (W3 D2 L5).
Madrid have gone three consecutive games without winning away from home (D2 L1) - a sequence that has not occured in the same season since 2008/09.
Real have not scored a single goal on two occasions this season when they have played away from home, the same number of times in the whole of last season. During 2013/14, this only happened on one occasion.
Karim Benzema has scored in his last five league games. If he scores against Granada, he will equal his best goalscoring run with Madrid in the league (he scored in six consecutive games in November 2014).
In fact, Granada is the side Benzema has scored the most number of La Liga goals against (8).
Only PSG (58), Barcelona (54) and Borussia Dortmund (52) have scored more goals than Gareth Bale, Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo this season in Europe's top five leagues (50, Ronaldo:19, Benzema:18 y Bale:13).
Granada have conceded more goals in the 15 minutes before the interval than any other side in the league (9) and Real Madrid have scored the most in this period (9).
Granada were the first team that Ronaldo scored five goals against in one La Liga match (April 2015).

Espanyol - Real Sociedad

Espanyol have gone six consecutive league games without winning this season (D2 L4), which has not happened since September 2014.
Los Periquitos have not lost in their last six league games at home (W2 D4), their best run this campaign.
The last four top-flight meetings between these two sides in Cornellá have resulted in one home win, one away win and two draws, with always one of the two sides having scored twice.
Sociedad have scored in six consecutive league games (W2 D2 L2), a sequence that has not happened since May 2014.
Sociedad have gone six straight league games without winning away from Anoeta (D2 L4), conceding 17 goals in this time (an average of 2.8 goals/game).
Real are the only team in La Liga who have scored all of their goals this season inside the area.
Espanyol have conceded the most number of fouls in Europe's top five leagues this campaign (407).
Four of Sociedad's last eight league goals have been scored via a header.
No player in La Liga has attempted more shots at goal (26) without scoring than Marco Asensio (together with Nordin Amrabat).
Jonathas has scored more goals against Espanyol than any other side in La Liga (together with Valencia).




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