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Callum Jones 16th Mar 2016 - 13:40

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 18-20 Mar

 

Getafe - Eibar


o Getafe have never won against Eibar in La Liga (D1 L2).

o Both teams have scored in all three games between Getafe and Eibar in the top flight.

o The Blues have gone nine league games in a row without a win (D1 L8) and they have just scored once in the last eight.

o Should Eibar not win this game, this would be their longest run without a win in La Liga this season (six).

o Eibar have won just one of their last six games away from home against Madrid sides in La Liga (D2 L3), 2-3 against Rayo in November 2014 and they conceded in all those six games.

o Getafe have conceded the most penalty goals in La Liga this season (7).

o Getafe have scored the fewest goals in the first half of games in La Liga this term alongside Levante (9) and have conceded the most in that period (34).

o Sergi Enrich scored in his previous appearance against Getafe this season and it was his first brace in La Liga.

o Guaita have conceded the most shots in La Liga this season (142).

o Dani Garcia has been given the most yellow cards in La Liga this season (13, alongside Granada's Ruben Perez) and Escalante has conceded the most fouls (70).


Sporting - Atlético de Madrid


o Sporting have won just one of their last 19 La Liga games against Atletico (D3 L15) - 1-0 in January 2011.

o The Asturian side have gone eight La Liga games without a win (D3 L5); their worst such run since 2011 and they have not scored in the last three.

o Simeone's side have lost just two of their last 12 league away games (W9 D1) at La Rosaleda and at Camp Nou.

o The Madrid side have conceded goals just in three of their last 10 La Liga away trips.

o Atletico de Madrid are the La Liga side with the highest proportion of goals scored in the final 15 minutes of games this season (36%).

o Sporting have scored the fewest goals from set piece situations in La Liga this season (4).

o Sporting have conceded the most shots on target in La Liga (157), while opponents Atletico have conceded the fewest (68).

o Abelardo's side have the lowest average possession rate in La Liga this season (41.96%).

o Carlos Castro has scored the last four Sporting goals in La Liga , this after scoring just two of their opening 26 La Liga goals in 2015-16.

o Only MSN (Suarez 12, Messi 10 and Neymar 10) have assisted more goals in La Liga this season than Koke (9, as many as Cristiano Ronaldo).

 

Real Sociedad - Las Palmas


o Las Palmas have won only once in San Sebastian in 28 La Liga trips there (D5 L22) - 0-1 in 1967.

o However, Las Palmas are on their best unbeaten run against the Basque side in La Liga (5). They have not lost against Real Sociedad since the start of the 21st Century (W2 D3).

o Eusebio has now gone half a season on the Basque bench and should Real Sociedad win he would have a winning rate of 42.1%, just behind Denoueix's 43.4% in the 21st Century (at least two games).

o Eusebio has equaled his worst run without a win in La Liga for Real Sociedad, four games (D2 L2).

o Las Palmas have won two games in a row away from home and they have never gone three in the top-flight.

o The Canary Islands' side have the highest ratio of goals conceded in the opening 15 minutes of games in La Liga this season (24%).

o The last three Real Sociedad goals in La Liga against Las Palmas have all been scored in the second half of the game.

o Las Palmas are, alongside Levante and Villarreal, the side with the fewest points lost after having scored the first goal of the game (2).

o Jonathan Viera has scored more goals than in any other La Liga season (6) and he is just one goal away from equaling his assist record in a single season (7 for Rayo in 2013/14).

o With just one appearance fewer (28) than in La Liga last season (29), Carlos Vela has managed to score less than half the tally of goals he had netted in 2014-15 (4 compared to 9) but he has provided more assists (4 and 3).

Granada - Rayo


o Rayo Vallecano have won three of the four La Liga games they have played in Granada (L1) and they have not conceded in their last two games there.

o Rayo have gone six games without a win in La Liga (D4 L2) but they have scored at least once in the last 12.

o Rayo have gone 12 away games without a win (D5 L7); their worst such run in La Liga since 2001/02 (17).

o Granada have won three and have drawn one of their last six La Liga games at Los Carmenes (L2).

o Granada have won just one of their last 11 games at home against Madrid sides in La Liga (D2 L8) - this was a 3-2 win against Getafe in January 2016.

o Ruben Rochina has been involved in eight of the last 16 Granada goals in La Liga (three goals and five assists).

o Manucho's first goal for Rayo Vallecano came at Nuevo Los Carmenes and was the winning goal in that game (0-1 in October 2014).

o Three of the last five Rayo goals in La La Liga have come from headers and two of them were scored by Manucho.

o Piti has scored 21 goals for Rayo Vallecano in the top-flight and only four players have netted more: Elvir Bolic (22), Guilherme (24), Jon Perez Bolo (25) and Alberto Bueno (28).

o Only Neymar (228) has attempted more dribbles than Isaac Success (182) in La Liga this season.

 

Deportivo - Levante


o Deportivo have not lost any of their last four La Liga games against Levante (W2 D2).

o Deportivo have now gone 13 league games without a win (D7 L6), six of them at home (D4 L2).

o Levante have won just one of their last 16 La Liga away trips (D3 L12), 0-3 in Gijon in November 2015.

o Only once in La Liga had Levante 24 points or fewer after the opening 29 games (three points per win): 19 in 2007/08 - the last time that they were relegated.

o The Granotas have conceded the first goal of the game on more occasions than any other side in La Liga this season (21).

o Deportivo have been benefited from the most own goals in La Liga this season (3, alongside Barcelona).

o Only Eibar (16) have lost more points due to goals scored in the second half of the game in La Liga this season than Deportivo (12, alongside Sporting).

o Juanfran assisted a goal in the last game, his first assist for two years in the top-flight (March 2014 against Osasuna).

o Lucas Perez has been involved in 13 of the last 18 Deportivo goals in La Liga (7 goals and 6 assists).

o Giuseppe Rossi has been involved in four goals in his last five league games for Levante (two goals and two assists).

 

Real Betis - Málaga


o Betis have won just one of their last six games at home against Malaga in La Liga (D3 L2), 3-0 in February 2013.

o Betis have not lost any of their last four Andalusian derbies in La Liga (W2 D2) and they have not conceded in the last three.

o Malaga have gone five Andalusian derbies in the top-flight without a win (D2 L3).

o The last seven Betis goals at Villamarin against Malaga in La Liga have been scored in the first half of the game.

o Betis have gone five league home games without a defeat in La Liga (W2 D3) since Juan Merino's arrival.

o Javi Gracia's side have won just one of their last six away trips in La Liga (D3 L2), 1-2 in Eibar.

o Ruben Castro is the only La Liga player this season to have scored more than half of his team's goals (55%).

o Ruben Castro's 15 goals have won his side 13 points in La Liga this season.

o Malaga have scored the most own goals in La Liga this season (3).

o The last 10 Malaga goals against Betis in La Liga have all been scored by different players.


Espanyol - Athletic


o Espanyol have gone 17 home games without a defeat against Athletic in La Liga (W12 D5).

o Ernesto Valverde has won just three of his 11 games as a La Liga manager against his former side (D3 L5), all three have come as Athletic coach.

o The Catalan side has alternated between wins and defeats in their last four league games at home, and they lost the last one against Rayo.

o The Basque side have won three of their last four league away trips (L1), keeping a clean sheet in all of them.

o Sabin Merino scored his first brace in the top-flight last weekend against Betis.

o Victor Suarez has scored more goals against Athletic than against any other side in La Liga (4).

o Athletic made it to last season's Copa del Rey final after a win at RCDE Stadium 0-2 (1-3 aggregate).

o Cornellá-El Prat is the only current La Liga stadium where both Aduriz and Llorente have scored in a single game for Athletic (September 2012).

o Ernesto Valverde lost a UEFA Cup as an Espanyol player in 1988 and another one as a manager in 2007, both in the penalty shoot-out.

o Both Espanyol home games refereed by Prieto Iglesias in La Liga have finished with home wins (both 1-0).


Villarreal - Barcelona


o Villarreal have not won any of their last 13 league games against Barcelona (D3 L10); losing the last five in a row.

o At El Madrigal, the Yellows have not won a league game against Barça since October 2007 (D1 L5) - their worst run at home against them in the competition.

o Villarreal have lost their last two league games and they have not lost three in a row since March 2012.

o Barça have secured 12 wins in a row in La Liga and they have not gone on a run of 13 or more under a single manager since 2010/11 with Pep Guardiola in charge (16 wins in a row).

o Marcelino has not won as a manager against Barcelona in La Liga (W0 D2 L9).

o Neymar has scored seven goals against Villarreal - against no side has he scored more often in all competitions for Barcelona (also has seven versus Athletic).

o Villarreal conceded four goals in their last La Liga game (2-4 v Sevilla) - the most goals that they have conceded in a La Liga game this season and the same number as they had conceded in their previous 11 league games in 2016.

o No player has scored more braces in La Liga this season than Cedric Bakambu (4 - the same tally as Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo).

o Lionel Messi assisted three goals in a single La Liga game in Barcelona's last match (6-0 v Getafe) - the first time he's ever done this in the competition.

o The Yellow Submarine were the last La Liga side score two own goals in a single La Liga game - this was against Barcelona in April 2014 (Musacchio and Gabriel).


Valencia - Celta


o Valencia have lost just one of their last 21 La Liga games at Mestalla against Celta (W14 D6).

o That Celta win (1-0) came in October 2002 when current manager Eduardo Berizzo was a player.

o Eduardo Berizzo's last goal in La Liga came in October 2003 at Mestalla against Valencia.

o Should Valencia lose this game, Gary Neville would record his worst run as Valencia manager (three successive league defeats) and the longest such run for Valencia since October 2013 with Djukic in charge.

o Celta's last La Liga away game ended in a 1-7 defeat at the hands of Real Madrid; their worst league defeat in 57 years.

o These two sides were knocked out in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey this season.

o Gary Neville's Valencia have never won a league game with Alvaro Negredo starting (D2 L4).

o Celta have conceded the most goals in La Liga from free kicks (4).

o Valencia have scored the opening goal of the game on just four occasions as home this season; fewer than any other La Liga team.

o Only Luis Suarez (7) has hit the woodwork more times than Iago Aspas (6, alongside Neymar) in La Liga this season.


Real Madrid - Sevilla


o The last Real Madrid defeat at Santiago Bernabeu in La Liga against an Andalusian side was against Sevilla (W28 D2): 3-4 in December 2008 with a goal by Romaric.

o Sevilla are the only side in the Top 5 European Leagues yet to have won away from home in the league this season, alongside Hellas Verona (D9 L5).

o Should Unai Emery not win this game, he would equal his worst run away from home as Sevilla manager (15 winless away games in 2013).

o There have been shown nine red cards in the last nine La Liga games at Bernabeu between Real Madrid and Sevilla (four for Real Madrid and five for Sevilla).

o Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals against Sevilla in La Liga than against any other side (19, alongside Getafe).

o Sevilla have conceded the most shots in La Liga this season (419) and Real Madrid have fired the most (551).

o Zinedine Zidane played his last game as a professional player for Real Madrid against Sevilla and he scored in that match (3-4 at Sanchez Pizjuan in 2006).

o Sevilla have won half of their La Liga games when Ever Banega plays this season (50%) but the win ratio is 33.3% without the Argentinian player in the side.

o In their last game at Las Palmas, the Whites secured their first two points of the season thanks to goals being scored in the final 15 minutes of a game this season. Sevilla are also yet to lose any points from goals scored in this period of the match.

o Real Madrid have not lost a single league game refereed by Estrada Fernandez (W5 D1), but they have not been given a single penalty in those matches.

 

 

 
 
 

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