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Nic Ladds 7th May 2009 - 16:45

Spanish Liga Primera Opta facts 9-10 May

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Spanish Liga Primera Opta Facts – May 9-10

Saturday 9 May

Valencia v Real Madrid

  • Four of the last five league meetings between Valencia and Real Madrid have ended in a win for the Blancos.
  • Real are unbeaten in their last four visits at the Mestalla in La Liga – two draws before two wins in the most recent games.
  • Valencia have conceded five goals in the last two fixtures, picking up only one point in the process.
  • Juande Ramos’ side are in an eight away wins run, and have kept the clean sheet six times in the process.
  • The Merengues boast the best shooting accuracy in the competition – 52%.
  • Raul & co. have managed the most goals from outside the box this term – 16.
  • Unai Emery’s side have conceded the most own goals of this campaign – four, but have scored the joint-most from a corner situation – seven.
  • Argentinean striker, Gonzalo Higuain, has bagged three goals in the last three match-days, and was also the matchwinner in the reverse fixture, back in December.

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Athletic Bilbao v Real Betis

  • Athletic have won both of the last two league meetings against Betis, on both occasion in Sevilla, but have only managed one point from the last two occasions they have hosted the Verdiblancos in Bilbao.
  • Athletic have won only three of their last 13 league fixtures, losing seven and drawing three in the process.
  • Real Betis are on a run of three consecutive defeats in the league, with two goals conceded in each of these games.
  • Jose Maria Nogues’ side have conceded in the last 13 away league games.
  • Athletic have collected the most red cards so far this term – 11.
  • Betis have scored only four headed goals so far – a league-low.
  • The Basques have taken the most penalties so far this term – 11.

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Sevilla v Mallorca

  • These two sides have shared the points in four of their last seven meetings in the top flight, with Mallorca taking all three points twice and the Andalusians winning just once.
  • Sevilla have lost the last two consecutive home games in the league, conceding five goals in the process.
  • Manolo Jumenez’s team have been awarded only two penalties this term – a league-low.
  • Sevilla striker Frédéric Kanouté has netted 12 goals in the last 13 match-days of La Liga.
  • 12 of Mallorca’s goals have been scored by substitute players – a league joint high this term.
  • Mallorca have collected 13 points from the last five match days of La Liga, as a result of four wins and a draw.

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Sunday 10 May

Getafe v Osasuna

  • This will be the tenth meeting between Getafe and Osasuna in the top flight – in the head to head, Getafe lead by four wins to three, with two draws.
  • However, Osasuna have had the better of Getafe in the last two meetings, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • Osasuna have failed to score in three of their four visits to Getafe in the league – however they managed five points in the process, as result of two goalless draws and one win.
  • Getafe have lost the last four consecutive fixtures – currently the longest run in La Liga.
  • Jose Antonio Camacho’s side have picked up only one point from the last four match days of La Liga.
  • The side from Pamplona have attempted the fewest shots on target this term – 122; however, they have scored the most headed goals in the competition so far – 15.
  • Getafe have already failed to score five of their taken penalties – a league-high.

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Recreativo v Deportivo

  • Recreativo and Deportivo will meet for the eighth time in the top flight next weekend – Recre lead by three wins to two, but Miguel Angel Lotina’s side had the upper hand in their last meeting, back in December.
  • Last weekend’s away win over Osasuna ended Recreativo’s six defeats run in the league; though Recre are still winless at home in the last six games, and have lost the last four at their home ground.
  • The side from Galicia have picked up ten points from the last four match-days of La Liga, as result of three wins and one draw
  • Recreativo have been caught offside 135 times this term – a league-high.
  • Recreativo are the only side of La Liga not to have picked up any straight red card in this campaign.
  • Neither Recreativo nor Deportivo have scored from a direct free-kick this term.

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Real Valladolid v Numancia

  • This will be the sixth top-flight meeting between Valladolid and Numancia – each side have won twice, with a draw keeping a perfect balance between them so far.
  • Valladolid are winless in the last seven match-days – currently the joint-longest run in La Liga.
  • Jose Luis Mendilibar’s side to have failed to score in the last six league games.
  • Numancia have picked up only one point in their last 11 away games of La Liga, conceding more than one goal in ten occasions.
  • Valladolid have won the fewest fouls so far this term – 469.
  • Los Rojillos have scored only one goal from corner situation this term – a league-low shared only by Getafe this season.

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Malaga v Racing Santander

  • Racing are unbeaten in the last three league meetings against Malaga, winning once and drawing twice with the same score-line (1-1).
  • Malaga have failed to win in the last five home games in the league – two defeats and three draws in the process.
  • Malaga have picked up 12 points from their last six league games on the road, as result of four wins and two losses.
  • Racing were defeated in four of the last five league fixtures, and in five of the last six on the road.
  • Racing’s players have picked up the most yellow cards of this competition – 110.
  • The side from Santander boast the worst shooting accuracy this term – only 39% of their shots have been on target.
  • Racing’s players have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season – 668.

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Almeria v Sporting Gijon

  • Sporting are unbeaten against Almeria in the top-flight, in light of three wins and two draws so far.
  • Almeria have won six of the last seven home games in the league.
  • Sporting have picked up only one point in their last seven match-days.
  • Last Sunday’s draw against Athletic was Sporting first of this campaign, and ended a six consecutive defeats run.
  • Almeria have picked up nine straight red cards this term – a league-high.
  • Hugo Sanchez’s side have scored only three goals from outside the box this term – a league-low.
  • Sporting have shipped a league-high 73 goals so far.
  • Excluding penalties, Almeria have scored only one goal from dead balls this term – a league-low.
  • Almeria are the only team in La Liga yet to score with a substitute this term.

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Barcelona v Villarreal

  • Villarreal have had the better of Barcelona in three of their last four league meetings.
  • Barcelona’s sixth goal against Real Madrid in last weekend’s Clasico was the Blaugrana’s 100th goal in La Liga this season.
  • Pep Guardiola’s players have attempted the most shots so far – 503, of which 258 were on target, a league high.
  • Barca boast both the best attack and best defence of La Liga – respectively 100 goals scored and 28 conceded.
  • The Blaugrana have been the most disciplined side of La Liga this term – only three red cards and 65 yellow.
  • Manuel Pellegrini’s players have conceded the most corners this season (218), while Barca have taken the most (230).
  • The “Yellow Submarine” have won the most fouls so far – 635.

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Atletico de Madrid v Espanyol

  • Atletico have lost on the last two occasions when they hosted the Catalans at the Calderon, with the same score-line (2-1).
  • Atletico have won four of their last five fixtures in the league, scoring 11 goals in the process.
  • Espanyol have attempted a league-low 293 total shots so far.
  • The Catalans have scored the fewest goals from open play this term in La Liga – 21.
  • Atletico boast the highest dribble success rate – 56%.
  • Espanyol have won their last four consecutive league games (currently the longest run in this competition), and are unbeaten in their last six match-days.

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