Spanish La Liga Opta Facts - 23rd - 24th January
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Deportivo La Coruna v Athletic Bilbao
- Deportivo are unbeaten in their last five meetings with Athletic, winning the last three.
- The Basque side have netted only one goal in their last three league meetings with Deportivo.
- If Deportivo win next Saturday, it will be the first time they have managed four consecutive wins against Athletic in La Liga.
- Miguel Ángel Lotina's side have kept consecutive clean sheets in their last two home games.
- Athletic have picked up 10 points from their last five games on the road.
- Fernando Llorente has scored three goals in his last four games for Athletic Bilbao.
- Athletic Bilbao have conceded 86% of their goals after half-time (18 out of 21), the highest ratio in the league so far.
Espanyol v Mallorca
- In the last nine meetings between Espanyol and Mallorca in La Liga both sides have won three and shared as many draws.
- Last March's 3-3 draw in Barcelona ended a run of seven consecutive wins for the Catalans against Mallorca on their home soil.
- Espanyol have scored at least two goals in each of the last eight occasions that they have hosted Mallorca in the league.
- Espanyol have not shared the points in their last nine league fixtures, losing seven.
- However, Mauricio Pochettino's side have won their last two games at home, while Mallorca have lost their last two on the road, against Malaga and Real Madrid.
- Mallorca have scored 78% of their goals (25 out of 32) in the second half, the highest ratio in the league.
Getafe v Atletico Madrid
- These two sides have met 10 times in La Liga: Getafe have won only once so far, Atletico have had the better five times, with four draws completing the record.
- In the five previous meetings between these two sides at Getafe's ground the guests have won three and there have been two draws.
- Getafe have lost their last two fixtures, against Sporting Gijon and Malaga by 1-0.
- Getafe are the only side in La Liga yet to draw this term (nine wins and as many losses).
- At the Coliseum, Getafe are on a run of three consecutive wins.
- Atletico have also won the last three fixtures of this campaign, scoring nine in the process.
- Quique Sánchez Flores' side are unbeaten in their last three on the road (two wins).
- Atletico Madrid have conceded the joint-most goals in the first half (19).
- Atletico have already lost 14 points from leading situations: a league-high.
Real Madrid v Malaga
- Real Madrid have won their last 10 league meetings with Malaga.
- Malaga's last win against the Merengues was in September 1983 (6-2).
- Since then, Real Madrid have won 16 of their ensuing 23 games with Malaga, sharing the points seven times.
- Manuel Pellegrini's side have won only one of their last three league fixtures, failing to score in two of these.
- However, Real have conceded only one goal in their last four games, in last Saturday's defeat against Athletic Bilbao.
- Cristiano Ronaldo & co. have won all of their home games of this campaign (nine).
- Iker Casillas has already managed six clean sheets at the Bernabeu this term in the league.
- Malaga are unbeaten in the last nine match-days, but have managed only two wins and seven draws in this period.
- Away from home, Malaga have drawn all of their last four games, three times by the same scoreline (2-2).
- Real Madrid are the only side to have won all of the games in which they have taken the lead.
Real Valladolid v Barcelona
- Barcelona are unbeaten in their last seven encounters with Real Valladolid in La Liga (three draws and four wins to the Blaugrana, including victories in the last three).
- Barcelona boast the most prolific attack of the competition (46 goals), and have netted 11 in their last three meetings with Real Valladolid.
- Barcelona are the only side who are still unbeaten in La Liga this season (14 wins and four draws).
- Barcelona have never been behind this term.
- Barca boast the best defence of La Liga (10 goals conceded), and have conceded only once in their last four fixtures.
- Real Valladolid have only recorded one win in their last 10 league games, six draws and three defeats complete the record.
Sevilla v Almeria
- This will be the ninth meeting between these two sides in the top flight: Sevilla lead by four wins to two, with two draws completing the record.
- The Andalusians have won their last two league meetings with Almeria.
- In the four previous meetings played at the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, the hosts have had the better three times, with one win to the guests.
- Manolo Jiménez's side are on a run of four consecutive defeats in the league.
- Sevilla have conceded at least two goals in each of their last four fixtures, scoring only three in the process.
- Sevilla are also winless in their last four home games, and have managed only one win in their last six fixtures on home soil.
- Almeria have only won once in their last eight fixtures, and have drawn the last two 1-1.
- Away from home, the 1-1 draw at Villarreal's ground ended a run of four consecutive defeats for Almeria in the league.
Sporting Gijon v Racing Santander
- Racing have won five of their last six league meetings with Sporting Gijon, losing once.
- Racing have kept a clean sheet in four of their last six meetings with Sporting, including the last two.
- Only one of the previous 18 meetings between these two sides at El Molinón has ended in a draw, 11 wins to the hosts and six to the guests complete the record.
- Sporting have won only one of their last six fixtures, one draw and four defeats complete the record.
- Racing have won four of their last six fixtures in the league, and two of their last three on the road.
- Racing have recouped the most points from trailing situations so far this term (eight).
Tenerife v Valencia
- Tenerife and Valencia have met 24 times in the top flight: the Canarians have won eight times, Valencia have had the better on 10 occasions, six draws complete the record.
- Tenerife have failed to score a single goal in their last two meetings with Valencia.
- Tenerife have won four of their last five games at home against Valencia, but the guests had the better in the last one in March 2002.
- Tenerife are winless in the last five match-days (three defeats and two draws).
- Valencia are on a run of three consecutive wins in the league.
- Unai Emery's side are unbeaten in their last seven games on the road (six wins and a goalless draw in La Coruña), and have conceded only three goals in their last seven games away from home.
- Tenerife have conceded 23 goals after the break, a league-high.
Villarreal v Real Zaragoza
- In the last seven meetings between Villarreal and Real Zaragoza in La Liga both sides have won three, with a draw completing the record.
- Villarreal are unbeaten in their eight previous meetings with Real Zaragoza at the Madrigal (four draws and as many wins, including those in the last two games).
- Real Zaragoza have failed to score in three of their last four trips to Villarreal.
- Ernesto Valverde's side are unbeaten in their last seven home games (five wins and two draws).
- Real Zaragoza are winless in the last nine match-days of this campaign (six defeats and three draws).
- José Aurelio Gay's side have netted only one goal in their last four games in La Liga.
- Away from home, Real Zaragoza are winless in 23 games, since October 2007.
- Real Zaragoza have picked up only one point from their last seven games on the road, and have lost their last three on the bounce.
- Real Zaragoza have conceded 37 goals this term, a league-high.
Xerez v Osasuna
- This will be the first ever meeting between these two sides in the top flight.
- Last Sunday's goalless draw with Real Zaragoza ended a run of six consecutive defeats for Xerez in La Liga.
- Xerez have the worst attack of this competition (seven goals scored), and have netted only one goal in their last five home fixtures.
- Last weekend's win over Espanyol ended Osasuna's five game-winless run in the league.
- The two goals netted against Espanyol were the first for Osasuna, after four consecutive games in which they had failed to score a single goal.
- Osasuna have lost their last two fixtures away from home this term.