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Rupert Wyman 28th Oct 2009 - 16:46

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts - 31 October - 1 November

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Real Madrid v Getafe

  • Both teams have won this fixture four times in the top flight, drawing twice.
  • Getafe have managed one La Liga win at the Bernabeu, 1-0 in February 2008.
  • Getafe have recorded four wins and fours defeats so far this season and are yet to draw.
  • Michel's team have lost their last three away matches in the league.
  • Real have won their four home league games this term netting 15 goals in the process.
  • Real's subs have been the most prolific in La Liga so far, bagging five goals.
  • Juan Angel Albin has scored three goals in his last two matches against Real.
  • Madrid won 3-2 the last time they hosted Getafe, despite being 2-1 down five minutes from time. Pepe was sent off in this match for a foul that earned him a 10-match ban.
  • Real Madrid are the most prolific side in the final 15 minutes of matches in La Liga this season, scoring seven in this period.
  • Real Madrid suffered a 4-0 defeat against a third division side on Wednesday in the Copa del Rey.

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Xerez v Sevilla

  • Xerez have scored the fewest goals in the first eight games of the season, three.
  • After losing their first two home games, Xerez have mustered four points from their last two.
  • Sevilla have not scored in their last two league matches, a defeat against Deportivo and a goalless draw at home to Espanyol.
  • Sevilla have kept five clean sheets in their last seven away league fixtures.
  • Only Barcelona, four, have conceded fewer goals than Sevilla, five, this season in La Liga.
  • Sevilla have won all five games in which they have scored the first goal.

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Osasuna v Barcelona

  • Barcelona have scored the most league goals, 23, and conceded the fewest, four.
  • The Catalans are the only unbeaten team in La Liga.
  • The last team to beat Guardiola's men in La Liga was Osasuna at the Camp Nou in their last home game of 2008/09.
  • Walter Pandiani has scored six of Osasuna 10 league goals. The experienced striker has also scored in the last two matches between these two sides.
  • Since 2000 Barcelona have played nine times at the Reyno de Navarra stadium, winning three times and losing twice.
  • Of the remaining four draws three were goalless.
  • Osasuna have won their last two home games in the league without conceding a single goal.
  • Barcelona have scored seven headed goals, a league high.
  • The "blaugrana" have netted 11 goals from set piece situations.
  • Almeria are the only team of seven to have prevented Zlatan Ibrahimovic from scoring in the league this season.
  • Osasuna have conceded just two first half goals in the league this season but Barcelona have netted 14 of their 23 before the break.

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Athletic v Atletico

  • Atletico have taken the most penalties in the league, three, but missed two. Athletic have taken one and missed one.
  • The team from Madrid became the first this season to change manager; this game will be Quique Sanchez Flores' first match in charge.
  • Diego Forlan has scored 10 goals in his 10 appearances against Athletic Bilbao.
  • Atletico have conceded the most goals, 18.
  • Athletic have conceded eight goals in their last three home league matches.
  • The Basque team have collected just one point from their last five league fixtures.
  • Atletico have won only once on the four occasions that they have scored first.
  • Atletico have dropped eight points from matches in which they have taken the lead - the most in La Liga this season.
  • In their last six encounters at the San Mames, Athletic have won just once and lost four times.

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Villarreal v Tenerife

  • Villarreal have dropped the most points after scoring first in the league this season; seven.
  • Only Xerez have scored fewer goals than these two sides; Tenerife have netted five and Villarreal seven.
  • Villarreal have kept just one clean sheet in their last 15 league fixtures.
  • At this stage last season Villarreal had three times as many points (18) as they do currently (6).   
  • Tenerife have lost all four away games they have played so far this term in the league, shipping 10 goals.
  • These two sides have met four times in the top flight with Villarreal winning on just one occasion.
  • Tenerife have only once scored five goals away from home in the top flight, against Villarreal in 1998, winning 5-2.

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Espanyol v Valladolid

  • Real Valladolid scored four goals in one game last week, the first time in five years that they have done this in the top flight. The last time was a 4-1 away win in Bilbao in March 2004.
  • Valladolid have lost seven of their last 10 away league fixtures.
  • Espanyol are on a six-game unbeaten run, three wins and three draws.
  • The Catalan team have conceded just one goal in their last four league matches.
  • In their last ten home league fixtures, Espanyol have won eight times, losing against Real Madrid and sharing the points with Xerez.
  • Real Valladolid have received the most red cards in the league this season, five.
  • Nauzet Alemán has bagged three goals in his last two league outings.

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Mallorca v Racing

  • Only three sides have won all of their home matches in La Liga this season - Mallorca, Real Madrid and Barcelona.
  • Mallorca have only conceded one goal at home this season - fewer than any other side in La Liga.
  • In their last 10 home league matches, Mallorca have won nine and lost one, 2-3 against Villarreal last season.
  • Nine of Mallorca's 15 goals have been scored in the first 30 minutes of the second half.
  • Mallorca have won four and lost one of their last five league meetings with Racing.
  • Racing have shared the points in three of their last four league matches.
  • Racing have collected six points of their total of seven this season in away matches.

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Zaragoza v Almeria

  • Zaragoza have won once in their last seven league matches and conceded 10 goals in their last three.
  • Zaragoza have never scored more than one goal in their six previous encounters with Almeria in the top flight.
  • Zaragoza are the only side to have scored in all eight of their matches in La Liga this season.
  • The previous three games between these two sides in Zaragoza have produced a total of three goals.
  • Almeria have won once in their last five league fixtures.
  • Almeria have kept one clean sheet in their last 30 away matches in La Liga.
  • Almeria's goalkeeper Diego Alves has made the most saves in La Liga this season, 37.

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Malaga v Valencia

  • After winning their opening game of the season, Malaga have slumped to the bottom of the table thanks to a run of six defeats and one draw.
  • Malaga have lost five of the six games in which they have conceded the first goal.
  • Malaga have managed just one win in their last 23 league meetings with Valencia.
  • Since 1984, Malaga have only once beaten Valencia in the Spanish top division, 3-0 in May 2001.
  • Malaga have not scored at home against Valencia in their last three league encounters there.
  • Valencia have not conceded a goal in their last three league games.
  • Valencia have won three of their four away games so far this season.
  • David Villa has scored three goals in the last two meetings between the sides.

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Deportivo v Sporting

  • Deportivo's defeat against Valladolid was their heaviest since losing 5-0 to Barcelona back in January.
  • Last four Depor home wins have been by the same scoreline, 1-0.
  • Last season Sporting won this fixture in Galicia 3-0, their first ever win at the Riazor in the top flight.
  • After losing against champions Barcelona in the opening day of the season, Sporting have lost just once in the ensuing seven matches.
  • Six of Deportivo's 11 goals have come from set piece situations.
  • Sporting have conceded the most headed goals in the league, five.
  • Miguel de las Cuevas has scored four of the last five Sporting goals in the league.

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