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Andrew Tibot 27th Apr 2016 - 13:02

La Liga Opta facts - 29 Apr - 02 May

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Sporting - Eibar

o   Eibar have won their last two games against Sporting - their final meeting in Segunda, as well as previously this season, keeping clean sheets in both.

 

o   Sporting have gone 12 league games in a row conceding at least one goal at home, which is their worst run in the top flight since 1997/98 (14).

 

o   Eibar have gone eight successive league games away from home without a win (D2 L6).

 

o   32 points taken from 35 games is the second worst haul by Sporting in a La Liga season (three points per win), following 1997/98 when they acquired just 12.

 

o   Eibar are the team with the most points dropped due to goals conceded in the second half of La Liga games this season (19).

 

o   Sporting (42.4%) and Eibar (44.02%) are the two teams with the lowest possession rate in La Liga this season.

 

o   Sporting have attempted the fewest shots on target in La Liga this season (109), and have also allowed the most on their own goal (189).

 

o   Mendilibar's side have scored fewer goals than any other team in the last ten La Liga rounds (6).

 

o   Only one of the last five Sporting league goals at El Molinon came in the first half, and it was an own goal (Krychowiak against Sevilla).

o   Adrian has already scored as many goals in La Liga this season (5) as in the previous seven combined in the top flight.

Real Sociedad - Real Madrid

 

o   Real Sociedad have won just one of their last 17 league games against Real Madrid (D3 L13), 4-2 in August 2014.

 

o   The Basque side have lost two of their last three La Liga games at Anoeta (W1).

 

o   The Whites have won nine La Liga games in a row, which is their best run since 2014 with Ancelotti in charge (12).

 

o   Away from home, Real Madrid have not lost any of their last nine league games (W6 D3), scoring an average of 2.33 goals per game.

 

o   Real Madrid are the team with the most seasons scoring 100 or more goals (eight) in the Top 5 European Leagues.

 

o   Real Sociedad have scored each of their last six league goals in the first half of their games (including Krychowiak's own goal).

 

o   Gareth Bale has scored more headed goals than any other player in the Top 5 European Leagues this season (8).

 

o   Danilo has been involved in more La Liga goals than any other defender (two goals and five assists) this season.

 

o   Cristiano Ronaldo has scored at least twice in each of his last four league games against Real Sociedad (a total of nine).

o   Xabi Prieto has scored more goals against Real Madrid than against any other La Liga side (9).

Atlético de Madrid - Rayo Vallecano

 

 

o   Atletico have lost just one of their last 12 La Liga games against Rayo (W8 D3), 2-1 at Vallecas in February 2013.

 

o   Atletico have won their last five league games against Rayo at the Vicente Calderon, which is their best run against Rayo in the top-flight.

 

o   Atletico have gone 17 Madrid derbies without a defeat (W14 D3), conceding goals in five of them.

 

o   Simeone's side have won their last five league games, while they have not gone six or more in a row since April 2014 (9).

 

o   Rayo have gone 15 league games in a row away from home without a win (D7 L8), conceding at least once in each.

 

o   Atletico have kept 22 clean sheets in La Liga 2015/16, which is their best season total in club history.

 

o   Rayo have the highest rate of goals scored in the first 15 minutes of their games in La Liga this season (31%).

 

o   Only Celta (12) have won more games by a one goal margin than Atletico (11) in La Liga this season.

 

o   Filipe Luis has already assisted more goals in La Liga this season than in any of the previous eight (4).

 

o   Trashorras has been involved in two of the last three Rayo goals against Atletico in La Liga (one goal and one assist).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Real Betis - Barcelona

o   Betis have gone nine league games against Barcelona without a win (D2 L7), losing the last five.

 

o   At the Villamarin, Betis have not won any of their last four games against Barcelona in La Liga (D2 L2), but they have scored at least once in each of the last 12.

 

o   Juan Merino's side have suffered just one defeat in their last eight home games (W4 D3), 1-0 against Malaga.

 

o   Barcelona have scored 14 goals in their last two league games, without conceding in either.

 

o   Luis Enrique has won each of his three La Liga games as a manager against Betis.

 

o   By avoiding defeat against Barcelona, Betis would officially secure their league status for the season.

 

o   Barcelona are the team in the Top 5 European Leagues with the most games having been awarded at least two penalties this season (three games).

 

o   Betis are the side with the most points won, having scored in the last ten minutes of their games in La Liga this season (8, alongside Malaga and Villarreal), while Barcelona are the only yet to have won in that period.

 

o   Luis Suarez has scored eight goals in the last two league games.

 

o   Ruben Castro has been involved in six of the last nine Betis goals against Barcelona in La Liga (five goals and one assist).

Granada - Las Palmas

 

o   Granada have lost just one of their 12 games at home in La Liga against Las Palmas (W8 D3), 1-0 in 1967).

 

o   Granada have gone five league games in a row without a defeat at Los Carmenes (W2 D3), their best run under a single manager since their last promotion.

 

o   Las Palmas have lost just one of their last six league games (W4 D1), 1-0 against Betis in their last trip.

 

o   Las Palmas have not won any of their last nine games in Andalusia in La Liga (D3 L6).

 

o   Las Palmas have won 43 points in the opening 35 games, which is their best record in a single La Liga season (equaling 2000/01).

 

o   Las Palmas are, alongside Barcelona, the side with the fewest goals scored from outside the box in La Liga this season (1).

 

o   El-Arabi has scored 14 goals in La Liga 2015/16. The last African player to have scored 15 goals in a single season was Arouna Koné for Levante in 2011/12 (15).

 

o   El-Arabi scored a hat-trick in his last league game at Los Carmenes against Levante, which was his second hat-trick for Granada in the competition.

 

o   Jonathan Viera has been involved in three of the last four Las Palmas goals in La Liga (one goal and two assists).

 

o   Viera has achieved a new personal scoring record (8) this season, and has also assisted more goals than in any of his previous La Liga campaigns (9).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Athletic - Celta de Vigo

 

o   Athletic have gone eight league games without a defeat against Celta (W4 D4).

 

o   Ernesto Valverde have not lost as a La Liga manager against Celta (W7 D3).

 

o   Athletic have lost just one of their last five league games (W2 D2) - their most recent one at San Mames against Atletico (1-0).

 

o   Celta have gone seven games in a row without a defeat in La Liga (W4 D3), which is the best current run without a defeat by a team, following Real Madrid (9).

 

o   Only Atletico (337) and Barcelona (351) have conceded fewer shots (including blocked) in La Liga this season than Athletic (363).

 

o   The Basque side have not lost a home game in La Liga this season when they have scored the first goal (W7 D2).

 

o   Iago Aspas has scored 14 goals in La Liga this season. The last Celta player to have scored 15 in a single top-flight season was Fernando Baiano in 2006/07 (15).

 

o   In his last league appearance against Levante, Iñaki Williams assisted two goals for the first time in a game for Athletic (in all competitions).

 

o   Orellana has assisted three of Celta's last four goals in La Liga away from home.

 

o   Aduriz has been involved in goals in his last three league appearances against the Galician side (two goals and one assist).

Espanyol - Sevilla

 

o   Espanyol have lost more games in a row in La Liga against Sevilla than against any other side (six, as many as against Real Madrid).

 

o   Espanyol have not won a league game against Sevilla since January 2011 - 2-1 at the Sanchez Pizjuan (D3 L7).

 

o   Espanyol have gone ten league games conceding at least one goal, which is their worst run in a single La Liga season since 2008/09 (20).

 

o   Sevilla are the only side in the Top 5 European Leagues yet to have won away from home this season.

 

o   Their previous longest run without an away win in La Liga (22 games between 2012 and 2013) ended with a 3-1 win at Cornella.

 

o   Emery has lost just two of his 16 games as a manager against Espanyol in La Liga (W13 D1), with both coming during his time at Valencia.

 

o   The Catalan side have drawn more games in La Liga than any other club in the last seven seasons (27).

 

o   Espanyol have conceded the most fouls in La Liga this season (599).

 

o   Krychowiak is the first Sevilla player to have scored two own goals in a single La Liga season since Aitor Ocio in 2004/05.

 

o   Asensio has been involved in two of the last Espanyol's last three goals in La Liga (one goal and two assists).

 

 

 

 

 

Deportivo - Getafe

o   Deportivo have gone eight La Liga games without a win against Getafe (D3 L5), which is their worst run against the Blues in the competition.

 

o   The Galician side have won just one of their last 19 league games (D10 L8), 2-1 against Levante in March.

 

o   Getafe won their last league game away from home (2-1 against Real Sociedad), after seven defeats in a row and six trips without scoring beforehand.

 

o   Deportivo are the side with the fewest wins since the start of the second half of the league campaign (one).

 

o   The Blues have dropped the fewest points due to goals conceded in the second half of their games in La Liga this season (5).

 

o   Deportivo's substitutes have scored fewer goals than any other side in La Liga this season (one - Oriol Riera against Sevilla).

 

o   Getafe are the side with the most goals conceded from the penalty spot in La Liga this season (7).

 

o   Deportivo are the team with the lowest rate of goals scored in the first 15 minutes of their games in La Liga this season (7%).

 

o   Sarabia, Getafe's top goalscorer (7) and assistant (5) in La Liga this season, assisted a goal in each of the last two games against Deportivo last season.

 

o   Lucas Perez is the Deportivo player to have been involved in the most goals in a single La Liga campaign (24, 16 goals and 8 assists) since Roy Makaay in 2002/03 (32, 29 goals and 3 assists).

 

 

 

 

Valencia - Villarreal

o   Valencia have gone six league games in a row at Mestalla without defeat against Villarreal, which is their best run in La Liga against the Yellows (W4 D2).

 

o   Valencia have not lost any of their last four league games (W3 D1), which is their best run this season.

 

o   Villarreal have lost their last two league trips, while they have not gone three in a row in the competition since March 2012.

 

o   Valencia have not lost any of their last 16 league derbies against Valencian sides at Mestalla (W10 D6), keeping clean sheets in each of the last three.

 

o   Only Atletico (90) have conceded fewer shots on target than Villarreal in La Liga this season (122).

 

o   Marcelino's side have attempted the fewest shots away from home (including blocked) of any team in La Liga this season (117).

 

o   Valencia are the side with the lowest rate of goals conceded in the first half of their games in La Liga this season (33%).

 

o   Dani Parejo is the first player to have scored four free kick goals in a single La Liga season since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2012/13.

 

o   In the last league game at Mestalla, Paco Alcacer scored his first ever hat-trick in the competition.

 

o   Soldado has played against Valencia more times without scoring than against any other current La Liga side (6).

 

 

 

 

 

Málaga - Levante

 

 

 

o   Malaga have not lost at La Rosaleda in La Liga against Levante (W5 D1), conceding just one goal in that time.

 

o   Malaga have gone five league games without a win (D3 L2).

 

o   Levante have gone eleven successive league games without a win away from home - nine of them ending in defeats (D2).

 

o   Javi Gracia has won just one of his five La Liga games against Levante (D1 L3).

 

o   Levante have lost their last six league games against Andalusian sides, all of them with Rubi as manager.

 

o   Levante have conceded the first goal of the game on more occasions than of any other team in La Liga this season (25).

 

o   Malaga have scored the fewest goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half of their games in La Liga this season (3).

 

o   Last season's Malaga-Levante meeting saw more corners awarded than any other game in the last two La Liga campaigns (21, alongside Real Madrid-Valencia).

 

o   Duda scored his most recent goal of the current season in the reverse fixture against Levante (from a free kick).

 

o   Among Levante players with at least five goals scored, Rossi has the highest shot conversion rate across the last four league seasons (25%).

 

 
 
 

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