Spanish La Liga Primera Opta Facts - 13-14 February
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Atletico Madrid v Barcelona
- Atletico have beaten Barcelona only twice in their last seven league meetings; however, the Colchoneros have had the better in the last two at the Calderon.
- Atletico have netted eight goals in their last two home games against Barca, but have conceded 14 in their last three in La Liga against the Blaugrana.
- Barcelona have won only once in their last seven visits to the Calderon (6-0 in May 2007).
- Atletico have picked up only one point from the last three match-days of La Liga, scoring only one goal in the process.
- Barcelona are still the only undefeated side this term in La Liga (17 wins and five draws), and are on a run of five consecutive wins.
- The goal conceded to Roberto Soldado last Saturday ended a run of four consecutive clean sheets kept by the Catalans in the league.
- Away from home, Pep Guardiola's side have won their last five fixtures, conceding only one goal in the process.
- Barca boast the best attack (52 goals scored) and best defence (11 conceded) in La Liga this season.
- Barcelona have scored the most headed goals this season in La Liga (11), Atletico the fewest (one).
- Atletico have dropped the most points (16) from leading situations this season in La Liga.
- Barca are the only side who have not been behind so far this term.
Espanyol v Deportivo La Coruña
- In the last six league meetings between these two sides both Espanyol and Deportivo have won three.
- Espanyol and Deportivo have shared only one draw in the last 10 occasions they have met in La Liga.
- Espanyol have won their last two games at home against Deportivo; prior to this, the Galicians had won twice in a row at Espanyol's ground.
- Espanyol have won only one of their last four league fixtures this season.
- However, at home Mauricio Pochettino's side are unbeaten in their last four games (three wins).
- Deportivo have managed only two wins over the last nine match-days of La Liga - three defeats and four draws complete the record.
- Three of the last four away games for Deportivo have ended in a draw - their defeat to Mallorca completes the record.
- Espanyol have already conceded 12 goals in the final 15 minutes of play so far this term - a league-high.
Getafe v Almeria
- Getafe and Almeria have met five times in the top flight so far - Getafe won the first two meetings, Almeria the last two, with a 2-2 draw in between.
- In their two previous meetings played at the Coliseum, the hosts are unbeaten with a 4-2 win a 2-2 draw.
- Getafe have won only one of their last five league fixtures, losing three and drawing one.
- Míchel's side have netted only three goals in the past six match-days.
- However, at home Getafe are unbeaten in their last five games, with a goalless draw against Racing interrupting a run of four consecutive home wins.
- Almeria have won only two of their last 11 league games, including the 3-1 victory against Sporting, last Sunday.
- Juan Manuel Lillo's side have managed only two points in their last seven games on the road, and have failed to keep a single clean sheet away from home since last season (their 2-0 win at Racing, back in May 2009).
Racing Santander v Malaga
- In the last eight meetings between these two sides in the top flight there have been three wins for each and two draws.
- In Santander, the hosts are unbeaten in their last five games, three wins and two draws.
- Overall, Racing are unbeaten in six league games, (three wins and as many draws, including the last two at home).
- Malaga have kept three clean sheets in their last four La Liga fixtures, against Getafe, Atletico and Deportivo.
- Malaga's 2-0 win at Atletico Madrid ended a run of 12 winless games away from home for the Andalusians in La Liga.
- Malaga are, alongside Barcelona, the only side yet to concede a goal in the opening 15 minutes of play.
- Racing have gained the most points from trailing situations (nine).
Real Valladolid v Real Zaragoza
- The last three meetings between these two sides have all ended in wins for Real Valladolid.
- Real Zaragoza have managed to beat Real Valladolid only once in their last 23 trips to Valladolid, in February 2004.
- Real Valladolid are winless in the last six match-days of this campaign, and have picked up only two points in the process.
- Onésimo Sánchez's side boast only one win in their last 13 games of la Liga (a 2-1 win over Sporting Gijon, back in December).
- Real Zaragoza have won their last two league fixtures (against Tenerife and Sevilla).
- Away from home, a 3-1 win in Tenerife in their last game ended a run of four consecutive defeats for Real Zaragoza.
- That was Real Zaragoza's first win in 25 games on the road in La Liga.
Sevilla v Osasuna
- Sevilla are unbeaten in their last seven league meetings with Osasuna.
- However, the Andalusians have been held to a draw in four of these games, managing to win only three, including the last one, back in September.
- Sevilla have conceded only six goals in their last 10 meetings with Osasuna, and have not conceded any in the last two.
- Sevilla have lost five of their last seven games in La Liga, two wins complete the record.
- However, at home Manolo Jiménez's side have won their last two games, against Almeria and Valencia.
- Osasuna are on a run of four consecutive wins in La Liga; the last time they managed five in a row, was between November and December 2006.
Sporting Gijon v Valencia
- Valencia have taken all three points in three of the last four trips to Gijon in La Liga.
- The hosts' last win over Valencia was in March 1997 (2-1).
- Sporting have lost their last four league games, and have managed only one win in the last nine match-days of this campaign.
- Manuel Preciado's side have lost their last two home games against Racing and Barcelona, both by 1-0.
- Valencia have won only one of their last four games on the road in La Liga.
Tenerife v Mallorca
- Mallorca are unbeaten in their last seven meetings with Tenerife in the top flight (four wins and three draws).
- Tenerife have failed to score a single goal in their last three meetings with Mallorca in La Liga.
- Mallorca last visited Tenerife's ground in March 2002, on that occasion the game was goalless.
- Tenerife's last win over Mallorca at home was in 1991 (2-1).
- Tenerife have not won a single game in the last eight match-days of La Liga (five defeats and three draws), and managed only one success in their last seven at home.
- Mallorca have collected only one point from their last four fixtures on the road in La Liga.
- Tenerife have won only four of the eight games in which they have taken the lead in this season.
Villarreal v Athletic Bilbao
- Athletic's 3-2 win back in September ended a run of six consecutive wins for Villarreal in this fixture in La Liga.
- Prior to that win, Villarreal had been unbeaten in the previous nine meetings with the Basques, winning eight of those.
- At the Madrigal, Villarreal have won their last five meetings with Athletic, keeping a clean sheet in the last two.
- Villarreal have won only one of their last six league fixtures, losing three of the last four.
- Athletic have managed only one point in their last four away games of this campaign, as a result of their 1-1 draw at Malaga.
- Villarreal have already shipped eight goals this term in the first 15 minutes of play - a league-joint high.
Xerez v Real Madrid
- The only previous meeting between these two sides was Real Madrid's 5-0 win back in September at the Bernabeu.
- Xerez have only won one of their last 14 league games, at home against Mallorca.
- That win ended a run of four consecutive home defeats for newly-promoted side, Xerez.
- Real Madrid have won their last three league fixtures.
- The Merengues have conceded only two goals in the last seven match-days of La Liga.
- Away from home, Manuel Pellegrini's side have won only one of their last three games in La Liga, failing to score on two occasions.
- Xerez have conceded 10 headed goals this term - a league-high.
- Real Madrid have been the most prolific side of La Liga in the first 15 minutes of play (eight goals scored).
- The Merengues have also been the most prolific in the final 15 minutes of play, alongside Barcelona (12 goals).
- Real Madrid are the only side of La Liga to have won all of the games in which they have taken the lead in so far (16).
- Xerez have won only two of the six games in which they have taken the lead this term.