Liga - Match facts: Matchday seven

Thu, 13 Oct 14:46:00 2011

Facts and figures ahead of the weekend's action in La Liga.

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Athletic v Osasuna

Athletic have only failed to score once in six league matches this season (vs Malaga).

However Bielsa’s men are the only side who are yet to keep a clean sheet in La Liga this season.

Osasuna have failed to score on their last four league trips to San Mames.

The Navarre side have only won one of their last six league meetings with the Basque outfit.

The Lions have conceded almost half (four of nine) of their goals this season between the 61st and 75th minutes.

Athletic and Osasuna are the only two teams to have drawn twice after taking the lead in a Liga game this season.

The Basque side have seen the joint-most red cards at home in Primera this season (two, along with Sevilla).

Fernando Llorente has had the most headed shots in La Liga this season.

All five of Osasuna’s league goals this season have been scored by Spanish players.

Osasuna have scored the most goals from corners in the league this season (three).

Getafe v Villarreal

Getafe have won their last two league matches at home to Villarreal, keeping a clean sheet in both.

The Azulones have never failed to score at home to Villarreal in Primera (seven games).

There have been six red cards in total over the last five league meetings between the sides at the Coliseum.

Getafe have conceded just two goals in total over their last six matches at home in the league.

Villarreal are without a win in their last eight away games in La Liga, failing to score in six of these.

Miku has bagged four of Getafe’s six league goals this season.

Eight of Villarreal’s last nine first-half league goals have been scored by Giuseppe Rossi, including all three this season.

Getafe are yet to score a goal from a set piece situation in the league this season.

Getafe have conceded the most goals in the last 15 minutes in the league this season (five).

Only two sides (Osasuna and Real Zaragoza) have conceded more goals than Villarreal (11) in the league this season.

Levante v Malaga

Malaga have won three of their four league meetings with Levante in the top flight by a 1-0 scoreline (plus one 1-3 defeat).

All four of Malaga’s goals against Levante in Primera have been scored by foreign footballers.

The Granotas have lost just one of their last 12 matches at the Ciutat de Valencia (three draws).

Both of these sides are making their best-ever starts to a top-flight campaign, while Levante are top of the league for the first time (joint with Barcelona).

Malaga have scored the most goals from outside the area in the league this season (four, all by Cazorla).

Duda has played in five of Malaga’s six league games this season: the only one he missed was the opening day defeat at Sevilla.

Manuel Pellegrini has made the fewest changes to his starting line-up from one game to another in the league this season (five).

Levante have conceded the joint-fewest goals in the league this season, all of them between the 61st and 75th minute.

Malaga have scored the most goals from set pieces in the league this season (seven).

Muniz Fernandez’s games have seen more goals than any other referee’s in the league this season.

Mallorca v Valencia

Valencia have only failed to score in one league match this season, also their only defeat (vs Sevilla).

The Valencians have won on three of their last five league visits to Mallorca.

Only one match between Mallorca and Valencia on the island has ended goalless (in 2004/05).

Mallorca have been saved by their own woodwork on seven occasions in the league this season, more than any other side.

Valencia have made the most changes to their starting line-ups between one match and other in La Liga this season (22).

Los Che have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of league matches this season (three).

Valencia have lost just one of their last 10 league games (one win).

In 2011, Mallorca have taken 23 points from 14 home games, but just seven from 14 on the road.

Rayo Vallecano v Espanyol

Rayo have only won one of their last 11 league meetings with Espanyol.

Five of the 10 clashes between the sides at Rayo have ended in a draw (two wins for Espanyol, three for Rayo).

Espanyol are unbeaten in their last seven league matches against Rayo (four wins, three draws).

The Periquitos have scored in their last five league matches at Vallecas (two wins, two draws, one defeat).

The Catalonians have lost all of their away matches, while Rayo are yet to win at home in the league this season.

This will be the third time that Raúl Tamudo has met his former club Espanyol (where he is all-time top scorer) in the league: he failed to score in the previous two.

The Franjirrojos are, along with Villarreal, the team who have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of the second half this season (three).

Only Getafe’s players (23) have been shown more yellow cards in La Liga this season than Rayo (22y, 1r) and Espanyol (22y, 3r).

Rayo midfielder Michu has won the most aerial duels so far in Primera (29).

Only two players over 30 (Pandiani and Luis García) have appeared for Espanyol in the league this season, between them they have played just 159 minutes.

Real Zaragoza v Real Sociedad

None of the last 12 league clashes between Real Zaragoza and Real Sociedad have ended in a draw.

Real Sociedad have the stronger record in head-to-heads between these sides in Primeira, winning 39 games to Real Zaragoza’s 26 (26 draws).

Zaragoza have won five of their last six league matches at home to Real Sociedad.

Despite this, Real Sociedad have scored on their last seven trips to the Manos’ ground in the top flight.

The Aragonese side have failed to score in two of their three matches at home in the league this season.

Zaragoza have lost every match in which they have conceded the first goal in the league this season (two).

Real Sociedad have lost their last two league matches, their poorest run since April.

Real Sociedad have scored the most headed goals in the league this season (four).

Zaragoza have committed the most fouls in La Liga this season (110, along with Athletic), while Real Sociedad have committed the second-fewest (69).

Aguirre’s side have conceded the most goals so far (13) and have faced the most shots (117) in Primeira this season.

The Aragonese side have conceded the most penalties in the league this season (four).

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