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Callum Jones 4th Mar 2016 - 21:30

Spanish La Liga Opta Facts 5-7 Mar

Real Madrid - Celta

o Real Madrid have lost two home games in La Liga this season. They have not lost three in a single season since 2008/09.

o Real Madrid have not scored at home in three league games this season, their worst such record since their 2006/07 title winning term under Fabio Capello.

o That season saw Celta's last win at Santiago Bernabeu (2-1 in December 2006), though the Galician was relegated at the end of the campaign.

o Since Celta's last promotion in 2012/13, they have not won at Santiago Bernabeu (L3) and they have not scored in those three games.

o Cristiano Ronaldo has scored Real Madrid's last five home league goals against Celta (one brace and one hat-trick).

o Nolito is one of two players to have scored against Real Madrid and Barcelona in La Liga this season, alongside Rayo's Jozabed.

o Real Madrid have scored 17 goals from set piece situations in La Liga 2015/16, more than any other side.

o Borja Mayoral is the fourth youngest player to start a La Liga game this season, following Jorge Meré, Mikel Oyarzabal and Adalbertor Peñaranda.

o Real Madrid have conceded 31% of their goals from headers, the highest rate of a La Liga side this season.

o Cristiano Ronaldo (248) is just three goals behind Telmo Zarra (251) as the second highest La Liga goalscorer in history.

Villarreal - Las Palmas

o Villarreal have gone seven home games in La Liga without conceding (W6 D1), their second longest such run after 2007/08 when they went nine (W7 D2).

o Both these sides have met five times in the top-flight. After a run of three wins for Villarreal, they have gone two games without one (D1 L1).

o Las Palmas won their first away game in La Liga this season on their last trip to Eibar last Friday. Only Sevilla and Verona are yet to win away from home in the Top 5 European Leagues this term.

o With that victory (1-0) at Mendizorroza they kept their first clean sheet away from home after a run of conceding in 23 games (2.26 per game on average).

o Alphonse Aréola has gone 590 minutes without conceding in La Liga, a club record for Villarreal goalkeepers.

o Willin José is the only Las Palmas player to have scored a brace away from home in La Liga this season.

o Villarreal have won more points in the final 10 minutes of games than any other La Liga side this season (8).

o Roberto Soldado is Villarreal's top assister in La Liga this season with eight. Five of them have been to Cédric Bakambu.

o Adrian López has scored one goal in his six league games for Villarreal, more than in his nine games for Oporto in Primeira Liga.

Getafe - Sevilla

o Getafe have lost seven league games in a row, the worst such run for a Madrid side in La Liga history.

o Sevilla are alongside Hellas Verona as the only sides in the Top 5 European Leagues yet to have won away from home.

o Sevilla have gone six league games without a win at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez (D1 L5) since November 2008 - their only victory in their 11 trips to Getafe.

o Unai Emery's debut as Sevilla manager was in Getafe in 2013 (1-1) and he is yet to win in the city (D1 L2).

o Gameiro scored a hat-trick against Getafe in the reverse fixture, his only hat-trick for Sevilla in all competitions.

o Getafe have gone six La Liga games without scoring, their worst such run in the competition.

o Sevilla have conceded 75% of their goals from inside the box, the lowest rate in La Liga this season.

o Fernando Llorente scored previously this week his first goal as a starter in La Liga for Sevilla.

o Getafe have conceded more penalty goals than any other side in La Liga this season (7).

o Fran Escribá has never won against Unai Emery as a La Liga manager (D1 L4).

Deportivo - Málaga

o Deportivo have gone four games without a win against Malaga in La Liga, their worst such run against them in the top-flight (D1 L3).

o Malaga have failed to score in eight of their 12 trips to Riazor in La Liga (W1 D1 L10), while the Galician side have found the back of the net in all but their last game against them.

o Deportivo have not won any of their last five league games at home (D3 L2).

o Javi Gracia's side are unbeaten against Deportivo in Liga and Copa del Rey (W3 D2).

o Lucas Perez has been involved in 14 of Deportivo's last 19 league goals (eight goals and six assists).

o Deportivo have scored 9% of their goals thanks to own goals, the highest rate in La Liga this season.

o 12% of goals conceded by Malaga in La Liga this season have been scored by their own players, which is also the top ratio in the competition.

o Roberto Rosales has assisted more goals than any other defender in La Liga this season (5).

o Lucas Perez has gone four La Liga games without scoring and this could be his worst run without scoring this season (five).

o Duje Cop has scored two goals in his last two games, more than in his previous 20 league games combined for Malaga.

Real Betis - Granada

o Betis have just won one of their last six games at home against Granada in the top-flight (D3 L2), 4-1 in March 1976.

o Betis have not lost any of their three Andalusian derbies in La Liga this season (W1 D2), while Granada have gone five without a defeat (W2 D3).

o Betis have not lost at Benito Villamarin with Juan Merino in charge (W1 D3).

o Granada have lost five of their last six games away from home in La Liga (W1), winning the last one against Deportivo in Jose Gonzalez's debut as a manager.

o Ruben Castro has been involved in six of Betis' last seven La Liga goals against against Granada (four goals and two assists).

o Granada have won back-to-back games for the first time in La Liga this season.

o Ruben Castro has scored 52% of Betis goals in La Liga this season, the highest rate of a player this term.

o Youssef El-Arabi is already Granada's top scorer in La Liga history (36 goals).

o Ruben Castro has scored five goals against Granada for Betis, his joint-favourite opponent alongside Barcelona.

o Antonio Adán has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in La Liga this season (91), while Andres Fernandez has conceded the most goals (51).

Eibar - Barcelona

o Barcelona have won all their three La Liga meetings against Eibar.

o Eibar have lost three La Liga games in a row, the last two without scoring. Should they lose against Barcelona, it would be their worst run this season.

o Barcelona are unbeaten in 35 games in all competitions, a record for a La Liga side.

o Messi has scored both of Barcelona's goals at the Ipurua in the top-flight.

o Borja Baston has scored four of Eibar's last five home goals in La Liga.

o Eibar are the only side yet to have won points in games they have been trailing in La Liga this season.

o Lionel Messi has scored 20 goals in 2016, at least five more than any other player (Top 5 European Leagues, all competitions).

o Barcelona are the first side to have missed seven penalties in a La Liga term at least since 1998/99.

o Neymar is the first Brazilian player to have recorded doubles figures for both goals (18) and assists (10) in a La Liga season since Ronaldinho in 2005/06 (17 and 13).

o Barcelona have won the most points after having conceded the first goal of the game (15) and Eibar have lost the most after having scored the first (22).

Real Sociedad - Levante

o Real Sociedad have not lost any of their last six La Liga games against Levante (W2 D4).

o The Granotas have not won in any of their last seven trips to the Basque Country in the top-flight (D2 L5) and they scored in just two of them.

o The Txuri-Urdin side have lost just one of their eight league games at Anoeta with Eusebio in charge (W5 D2), a 0-2 loss against Villarreal.

o Levante have lost six games in a row away from home in La Liga, and they have not lost seven or more in a row in the competition since 2007 (9).

o Morales has been involved in the last three Levante goals away from home in La Liga (one goals and two assists).

o Imanol Agirretxe has already equaled his best goalscoring record in a single top-flight season (13 goals, alongside 2012-13).

o Levante have conceded 65% of their goals in the second half of games, the highest rate of a La Liga side this season.

o Carlos Vela has assisted three of the last four Real Sociedad goals in La Liga, two of them scored by Jonathas de Jesus.

o Giuseppe Rossi has scored two goals in his two league games against Real Sociedad.

o Ruben Pardo has attempted the most shots without scoring in La Liga this season (30).

Sporting - Athletic

o Sporting have won just one of their last 22 La Liga games against Athletic (D8 L13) and it was away from home.

o At El Molinon, the Asturian side have gone ten league games without a win against Athletic (D5 L5), their last win was in September 1991 (3-2) with Ernesto Valverde as a player for the Basque side.

o Sporting have not won any of their last four league games at home (D2 L2).

o In their last ten games away from home in La Liga, the Basque side have won as many games as they have lost (five).

o The Basque side have scored four of their last six goals away from home in La Liga from headers.

o Sporting have lost the most points in games they led at home in La Liga this season (15).

o Athletic have scored eight goals from corners, more than any other La Liga side this season.

o Abelardo Fernandez's side have scored the fewest goals from set piece situations in La Liga this season (4).

o Aritz Aduriz has already scored 17 goals in La Liga this season and he is just one goal behind his best tally in a single La Liga season (18 in 2014/15).

o Sporting have conceded just 13% of their goals in the last 15 minutes of their games, the lowest rate in La Liga this season.

Valencia - Atlético

o Valencia have lost just one of their last 12 league games at Mestalla against Atletico (W7 D4).

o The Che side have won just one of their last eight league games at home (D5 L2), 2-1 against Espanyol and they have conceded in all of them.

o Atletico have conceded only 11 goals in La Liga this season, a record of a La Liga side after the opening 27 games.

o Simeone's side have won in five of their last six league trips and they lost the only game when they conceded (2-1 against Barcelona).

o Paco Alcacer is just one goal behind his record for most goals scored at Mestalla in a La Liga season, six goals last term.

o Atletico de Madrid have conceded the fewest shots in La Liga this season, both total (261) and on target (63).

o No side have conceded more headed goals in La Liga this season than Valencia (9).

o Atletico have scored with the most different players in La Liga this season (14) and Valencia are one of four sides with the fewest (9).

o Saul Ñiguez has scored seven goals for Atletico this season (all competitions), as many as Fernando Torres (4) and Luciano Vietto (3) combined.

o Denís Chéryshev has already scored two goals in five appearances for Valencia in La Liga, two fewer than in the complete last season for Villarreal.

Espanyol - Rayo Vallecano

o Rayo Vallecano are the only side in La Liga this season who have never lost away from home against Espanyol in the top-flight (W9 D5).

o The Periquitos have won just one of their last five league games at home against Madrid sides (D2 L2), 1-0 against Getafe.

o The Vallecas side have gone 11 games away from home in La Liga without scoring (D5 L6), his worst run since 201 (12).

o Espanyol have lost just two of their six home games with Constantin Galca in charge (W2 D2).

o Rayo Vallecano have conceded the most errors leading to goals in La Liga this season (9).

o No player in the current Espanyol squad has scored against Rayo in the top-flight.

o Manucho has scored four goals in the last three games, as many as in his previous 35 appearances.

o Rayo Vallecano (58) and Espanyol (53) have conceded the most goals in La Liga this season.

o Espanyol have conceded 53 goals in La Liga this season, their worst record after the opening 27 games of a La Liga season since 1955-56 (55).

o Rayo Vallecano have scored 27% of their goals in the opening 15 minutes of their games, the highest rate of a La Liga side this season.

 

 
 
 

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