Match facts: Betis host Espanyol

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Racing Santander v Sevilla

Sevilla managed their joint-biggest away win in Primera two seasons ago at El Sardinero: 5-1 in May 2010.

Sevilla have lost on just one of their last eight league visits to Santander (W4 D3).

Racing are without a win in five at home in the league, their poorest run this season (D3 L2).

The Hispalenses have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last seven away games in the league.

The Verdinegros have had three players sent off in their last four league games at home to Sevilla.

Jose Antonio Reyes is yet to score since returning to Sevilla (11 league games).

Manu del Moral’s brace in the first meeting this season means that he has scored more goals against Racing in Primera (2) than any other side.

Sevilla, Sporting Gijon and Real Zaragoza have picked up the joint-fewest points in La Liga in 2012 (nine).

Míchel has picked up fewer points per game in the league this season as Sevilla manager (1.17), than Marcelino (1.23).

Clos Gomez has awarded the most penalties in Primera this season (seven) and the most to away side (four).

Real Betis v Espanyol

Betis have only won one of their last 11 top-flight meetings with Espanyol (D6 L4).

The Andalucians have only won one of their last 13 league matches at home to Espanyol.

The last four league meetings between Real Betis and Espanyol at Villamarin have ended in a draw.

The Verdolagas are on a run of four league games without a win (D1 L3).

Pepe Mel’s side have managed to score in their last eight games at home in the league.

The Periquitos have managed just one win in their last eight league games on the road (D4 L3).

The last time Real Betis had three players sent off in a top-flight game was against Espanyol in April 2007.

Real Betis have lost the most matches by a single-goal margin in LigaBBVA this season (10).

The Verdiblancos have picked up the most points thanks to goals scored in the last five minutes of league games this season (nine).

Espanyol’s last seven league goals on the road have all been bagged by different players.

Malaga v Rayo Vallecano

If Malaga beat Rayo, it would be their best-ever run of straight wins at La Rosaleda in Primera (five).

The Franjirrojos have drawn none of their last 15 league games (W7 D8).

Malaga have never lost at home to Rayo in Primera (W2 D2), scoring twice in each match.

Just one of Rayo’s last 12 league goals has come in the first half.

Michu is the top-scoring midfielder in La Liga this season (13).

Rayo have won all four league matches in which Diego Costa has scored.

Santi Cazorla has scored the most goals from direct free kicks in La Liga this season (four).

Only Cani and Oezil have been subbed off as often as Piti in La Liga this season (17 times).

Malaga have received the fewest yellow cards in the league this season (51).

Malaga’s last nine league goals have all come in the second half.

Maalaga (71%) and Rayo (70%) have scored the highest proportion of their goals in the second half of La Liga games this season.

Pellegrini’s men have won every league game in which they have opened the scoring in the league this season (eight).

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