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Callum Jones 10th Feb 2016 - 18:37

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 12-14 Feb

Sporting - Rayo Vallecano

Sporting have lost just one of their last six games against Rayo in La Liga (W5).
At El Molinon, the Asturians have never lost against Rayo in the top-flight (W8 L1).
Indeed, Sporting have scored in all nine of those games, while conceding in just three.
The Asturian side have not gone three games without defeat in La Liga since November 2011, when Manolo Preciado was in charge.
The Vallecas side have gone nine games without an away win in La Liga (D3 L6) - their worst such run since being promoted in 2012.
Miku has been involved in the last four Rayo goals in La Liga (two goals and two assists).
The last five Rayo goals against Sporting in the top-flight have been scored by Spanish players, while Toro Aquino in 1995 is the last foreign player to have done so.
Rayo have been awarded the most red cards in La Liga this season (7), however in their previous meeting against Sporting this season, their opponents were the ones to finish the game with ten men (Bernardo).
Rayo Vallecano are, alongside Deportivo, the only side yet to have a substitute score a goal this season.
Sporting have the lowest possession rate in La Liga this season (41.67%), while Rayo Vallecano are the side with the fifth highest (54.73%).

Real Madrid - Athletic

Real Madrid have lost just one of their last 12 league games against Athletic (W10 D1), while that only loss came away from home.
At the Bernabeu, the Whites have won 10 successive games against Athletic in La Liga, despite keeping just two clean sheets in the process.
Real Madrid have won six home games in a row in La Liga, with an average of 5.5 goals scored.
The Basque side have won four of their last eight away games in La Liga (L4).
Ernesto Valverde has won five out of his 15 games as a manager against Real Madrid in La Liga (D1 L9), while four of them have come during his time with Athletic.
Dani Carvajal has assisted more goals than any other Real Madrid player since Zinedine Zidane became the club's manager (3).
Among the players with at least 10 goals scored in La Liga this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has the lowest shot conversion rate (15.83%).
Gorka Iraizoz is one of the three goalkeepers to have saved a penalty taken by Cristiano Ronaldo in La Liga (Willy Caballero and Diego Alves, the other two).
Only once have before have Athletic won consecutive away games in La Liga with Txingurri in charge (March 2015).
Should Karim Benzema score against Athletic, he would have a new best scoring run in La Liga (8 goals). While if he scores a brace, he would equal his best goal-scoring record in a single season for Real Madrid (21, he has netted 19 so far).

Villarreal - Málaga

Villarreal have lost just one of their last six La Liga games against Malaga (W3 D2), while that came away from home.
At El Madrigal, the Yellows have lost just one of their last ten games against Malaga (W6 D3).
Villarreal have gone eight league games without a defeat at home (W6 D2), while they have not conceded in their last five.
Malaga have lost just one of their last six away games in La Liga (W3 D2), 2-1 against Sevilla.
No player in La Liga has a higher minutes per cross rate than Duda (one every nine minutes).
Bakambu has been involved in five out of Villarreal's last seven goals scored at home in La Liga (four goals and one assist).
The other two goals have been netted by Bruno, who is just one goal behind his best goal-scoring record of six in a single La Liga season (he has scored five so far).
Villarreal (14) and Malaga (9) are two of the four sides to have won the most points in the last 30 minutes of games in La Liga this season.
Juanpi has scored in his last three La Liga appearances for Malaga, after not having netted a single goal in his first 17 games.
The last yellow card Javi Gracia earned as a player for Villarreal came in a league game against Malaga (December 2002).

Valencia - Espanyol

Valencia have lost just one of their last 14 league games against Espanyol at Mestalla (W11 D2) - that was a 2-1 defeat in October 2007.
The Che side have not won any their last six league games at home (D5 L1), while they have not gone seven or more since 1986 (10).
Espanyol have lost their last eight away games in La Liga - their longest such run since 1978 (11).
Should Valencia fail to win this game, they would equal their worst run without a victory in the top-flight (13 in 1986).
Gary Neville's Valencia side have not scored in back-to-back games in La Liga yet, and have conceded in all of their nine league games to date.
The previous meeting between Espanyol and Valencia earlier in the season produced more yellow cards than any other game in La Liga this term (12).
The last eight Valencia goals at Mestalla in La Liga have been scored by Spaniards - the longest such run since 2010 (16).
Referee Del Cerro Grande has awarded more fouls against Espanyol than against any other side in La Liga this season (201).
Constantin Galca's side have won the fewest points in La Liga since the start of 2016 (2).
Espanyol have conceded 11 goals from the last 13 shots on target they have faced in La Liga.

Deportivo - Real Betis

Deportivo have lost just one of their last seven games against Betis in La Liga (W4 D2) - that was a 3-2 defeat in December 2012.
In that game, Ruben Castro scored his only two goals against the Galician side in the top flight.
Depor have won just one of their last 18 games against Andalusian sides in La Liga (D8 L9), while that came against Betis earlier this season (September 2015).
Betis have gone five league games away from home without a win (D1 L4), and have failed to score in four of them.
Sidnei is the player with the most clearances made in La Liga this season (138).
Fayçal Fajr is the player with the most games drawn in all competitions this season (15 of 26 games played).
Ruben Castro has scored 62.5% of Betis goals in La Liga this season - the highest rate for a single player within a league team.
Four of the last six Deportivo goals in La Liga have been either netted or assisted by Luis Alberto and Lucas Perez (two goals, two assists each).
The Coruña side have conceded the most goals from free kicks in La Liga this season (3).
Charly Musonda Jr won a red card in his first La Liga appearance (two yellow cards for Jose Gaya), after winning five fouls overall.

Real Sociedad - Granada

Real Sociedad have lost just one of their last seven league games against Granada (W2 D4) - that was a 3-0 defeat in May 2015.
That Granada win was just their second in 18 trips to San Sebastian in the top-flight (D4 L12).
The Basque side have lost just one of their six league games at Anoeta with Eusebio in charge (W4 D1) - that was a 2-0 defeat against Villarreal.
Sandoval's side have won just one of their last eleven away games in La Liga (D3 L7) - that was a 2-1 win against Levante in December 2015.
Granada are the only team in La Liga yet to have played out a goalless draw this season.
After scoring the first goal at home this season, Real Sociedad are the side with the highest percentage of games lost (40%, two out of five).
The last nine away goals scored by Granada in La Liga this season have come in the second half.
Youssef El-Arabi has scored three of Granada's last five goals in La Liga.
No midfielder has assisted more goals than Ruben Pardo in La Liga this season (7, alongside Koke and Toni Kroos).
Indeed, Pardo is the only current player alongside Iniesta to have assisted three goals on two separate occasions in La Liga (vs Betis in December 2013 and vs Real Sociedad last week).

Sevilla - Las Palmas

Sevilla have not won any of their last three games against Las Palmas in La Liga (D1 L2).
Sevilla have won all of their last ten league games at home - their best run since 2006 (11).
The Canary Islanders have won just one of their last six games in La Liga (D2 L3) - that was a 2-1 against Celta in January.
Las Palmas have gone 21 away games without a win in the top-flight (D7 L14).
Las Palmas are the only team in La Liga yet to have scored the first goal of the game away from home this season.
Sevilla are the team with the most errors leading to goals (8) in La Liga this season, while Sergio Rico is the individual with the most (4).
Sevilla would be third in the table if just home points were taken into account (30); four behind leaders Barça, while if only away points were taken into account, Las Palmas would be bottom of the table (3 points).
Gameiro has been involved in six of Sevilla's last seven goals at home in La Liga this season (five goals and one assist).
Sergio Araujo assisted both Las Palmas goals against Sevilla in their previous game this season.
Juan Carlos Valeron is the outfield player with the most minutes played without conceding a foul (256).

Eibar - Levante

Eibar have not won any of their three games against Levante in La Liga (D2 L1).
In those three games, both sides scored at least one goal.
Following a defeat against Atletico Madrid last time out, the Basque side have lost three league games in a row for the first time this season.
Levante have won just one of their last 13 away games (D2 L10) - that was a 3-0 win in Gijon in November 2015.
Mendilibar has won six of his eight league games as a manager against Levante (D1 L1).
Eibar are the team with the second-most tackles won (384) this season, while Levante are the team with the fewest (267) in La Liga this season.
Eibar are the team with the third-most goals scored this season (36), while Levante are the team with the fewest (21, alongside Malaga).
Ander Capa has lost possession more times than any other player in La Liga this season (484).
Borja Baston is Eibar's top scorer at Ipurua in the top-flight (7).
Jose Luis Morales has been involved in six of Levante's last eight goals in La Liga (four goals and two assists).

Getafe - Atlético de Madrid

Getafe have not won any of their last eight games against Atletico in La Liga (D1 L7), and have also failed to score in all of them.

Simeone’s Atletico have not conceded a single goal in their three league games played at Coliseum (W2 D1).

The Blues have lost just one of their last seven league games at Coliseum (W3 D3) - the last one coming against Athletic in January (1-0).

Atletico have won in six out of their last nine away games in the league (D1 L2), while keeping a clean sheet in all of their wins.

Getafe have gone nine Madrid derbies without a win in La Liga (D1 L8), while Simeone’s side have gone 15 without defeat (W12 D3).

Atletico have scored five headed goals in La Liga this season, while they had scored 20 in the opening 23 games of last season.

Simeone’s side have won the most points thanks to goals scored in the second half of games in La Liga this season (16, alongside Villarreal).

Fran Escriba has lost all his five league games as a manager against Atletico, while his teams have never scored against them.

Koke has been involved in five of the last six Atletico goals in La Liga (one goals and four assists).

 

Vicente Guaita is the goalkeeper with the most saves made in La Liga this season (78).


Barcelona - Celta de Vigo

Barcelona have lost just two of their 49 league games at home against Celta (W37 D10), though one of the losses came as recent as November 2014 (1-0).
Luis Enrique's side have gone 15 games without a defeat in La Liga(W12 D3), and have failed to score in only one of them (0-0 against Espanyol).
The Galician side have lost their last three league games away from home - their worst run since January 2015 (6).
This will be the 100th meeting between Barça and Celta in La Liga.
Celta have lost more games against Barcelona than against any other side in the top-flight (57).
The last four goals scored by Celta away from home in La Liga have come in the first half of the game.
Aspas and Messi (both with five) are the players to have hit the woodwork the most times in La Liga this season.
Indeed, Barcelona (18) and Celta (13, alongside Levante) are the teams to have hit the woodwork the most times in La Liga this season.
Luis Suarez (20), Neymar (16) and Messi (12) have scored 48 goals in La Liga this season - more than 18 sides in the competition (all but Real Madrid).
Neymar has scored three of Barcelona's last five goals against Celta in La Liga.

 

 
 
 

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