Match facts: Malaga visit Espanyol

Liga facts: week 29

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Real Zaragoza v Atletico Madrid

Real Zaragoza are on a run of three straight league defeats against Atletico and have conceded in each of their last seven meetings with the rojiblancos.

The Manos have only won one of their last eight matches at home to Madrid sides in Primera (D2 L5).

Atletico have beaten Real Zaragoza in five of their last seven top-flight meetings (D1 L1).

The Rojiblancos have drawn on 20 visits to Real Zaragoza in Primera, only Espanyol have drawn as many matches there (20).

Simeone’s men are on a run of four league away games without a win (D3 L1).

The Manos are unbeaten in their last two at home in the league (W1 D1), their best run since September/October (three games).

Atletico have scored in their last six league games, their joint-best run this season.

Falcao has scored a higher proportion of his side’s goals than any other player in LigaBBVA this season (49%, 19/39).

Zaragoza have scored the highest proportion of their goals in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season (42%).

Levante v Osasuna

Osasuna have won just one of their four matches at Levante in the top-flight (L3).

Levante have scored in all but one of their matches against Osasuna in Primera (the 0-2 defeat in October).

The side from Navarre have lost just one of their last seven league matches on the road (W2 D4).

Osasuna are unbeaten in their last six LigaBBVA meetings with sides from the Comunidad Valenciana (W5 D1).

JIM’s side have scored the same number of goals as they have conceded at home in the league in 2012 (nine).

Osasuna have only had more points (40) after 28 games once before in Primera (2005/06).

Both Juan Ignacio Martinez (46.4%) and Medilibar (39.5%) have managed a higher win % than their predecessors at their clubs in La Liga.

Levante are, along with Rayo Vallecano, the only side yet to drop a single point in the last 15 minutes of La Liga games this season.

Against Levante Miguel Flano will play his 200th game with Osasuna: of current players only Patxi Punal has made more appearances for the Rojillos.

Espanyol v Malaga

Since Malaga CF’s foundation, they have drawn just one of their 21 top-flight meetings with Espanyol (12 wins for the Andalucians, eight for the Catalonians).

The Pericos have won their last five league matches at home to Malaga in the league, conceding just two goals in the process.

Malaga have won their last two league meetings with Espanyol (both at home).

Santi Cazorla has scored more goals from direct free kicks than any player in Europe’s top-five leagues this season (four).

Espanyol have won nine of their last 11 league games at home to Andalucian sides in LigaBBVA (D1 L1).

A win against Pellegrini’s men would mean Espanyol have won three straight league games at home for the first time since December 2010.

Malaga have conceded in their last eight league matches on the road.

Malaga’s last three league wins over Espanyol have been by the same scoreline: 2-1.

Athletic Bilbao v Sporting Gijon

Athletic have lost just one of their last 20 league games against the Asturians, 1-2 in October 2009 (W12 D7).

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have lost just one of their last 10 league games at home to Sporting (W7 D2).

The Lions’ last two league wins at home to Sporting in the league have been by the same scoreline (3-0).

On the road, Sporting are without a win in seven league games (D1 L6).

The Basque side have lost just one of their last seven league matches at San Mamés: last time out against Valencia (W4 D2).

Sporting have won just one of their last 27 league meetings with Basque sides (D10 L16).

Athletic have scored the most headed goals of any side in Europe’s top-five leagues (16).

Real Betis v Racing Santander

Racing have won just one of their last 15 matches at Benito Villamarin in the top-flight, 2-0 in May 1998 (D8 L6).

The last four league draws between the sides have ended with the same result (1-1).

Racing have won just two of their last 18 top-flight meetings with the side from Seville (D8 L8).

Racing are without a win in their last six visits to Andalucian sides in the league (D5 L1).

Real Betis have scored in eight consecutive top-flight games at home for the first time since 2004/05 when they scored in every home game (22).

Racing have won just one of their last 14 league matches on the road: 2-0 at Osasuna in January (D5 L7).

Pepe Mel’s side are without a win in five in La Liga (scored five, conceded 11).

Racing are on a run of four straight league defeats: they have not gone five in a row since 2002/03.

Only Soldado’s (15) and Messi’s (16) goals in La Liga this season have earned their sides more points than Ruben Castro’s (12).

Granada v Sevilla

Granada are unbeaten in their last five matches at home to Sevilla in LigaBBVA, managing just one win though (D4).

Sevilla have only scored on one of their last five trips to Granada in the top-flight.

The Granadinos have won just two of their last 16 meetings with Sevilla in Primera (D6 L8).

Sevilla have lost just one of their last 13 matches at other Andalucian sides in the top-flight: 1-2 at Malaga in their last one (W9 D3).

Granada have only failed to score in one of their last eight league games at home.

Sevilla have won just two of their last eight league games on the road (D1 L5).

Siqueira is the top-scoring defender in La Liga this season (5).

Three of Granada’s last four league wins at home have been by the same scoreline: 2-1.

Granada have lost four of their last five league games, but have won three of their last four at home.

Rayo v Villarreal

Rayo have only beaten Villarreal once in the Spanish top-flight (D2 L4).

The Amarillos have scored in all seven of their meetings with Rayo in Primera.

Villarreal have managed just one win in their last 19 away games in LigaBBVA (D5 L13).

Rayo’s biggest-ever away win in Primera came at Villarreal in their first meeting in the competition (5-1 in 00/01).

Rayo have won their last two league matches at home; they have not won three in a row at home in LigaBBVA since April-May 2002.

A win for Rayo over Villarreal, this season would be their best-ever top flight campaign after 29 games (40 points).

Villarreal are on a run of six league games without a win (D2 L4), conceding 12 goals and scoring five.

Only Messi (1.26) and Cristiano Ronaldo (1.18) have scored more goals per game this season than Diego Costa (0.86) in La Liga.

Rayo have had the second-most goals scored by substitutes at home in La Liga this season, while Villarreal are yet to score through a player from the bench on the road.

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