Match facts: Euro duo push on

Facts and stats ahead of the weekend's Liga matches, as Europa League finalists Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid look to fourth place.

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Real Betis v Atletico Madrid

Atlético have kept a clean sheet in their last four top-flight wins over Real Betis.

Only Barcelona have scored in as many consecutive home games in LigaBBVA as Real Betis currently (12).

Just one of Atlético’s last nine goals against Real Betis in Primera has been scored by a Spanish player (Raúl García in December 2007).

Atlético had 31 shots against Real Betis earlier this season, their most in a league match this season.

Atlético hold the record for second-most shots in a LigaBBVA match without scoring this season (31 vs Betis), after Real Madrid vs Valencia.

The four sides from Madrid are the only teams not to have picked up any points thanks to goals scored in the last five minutes of La Liga matches this season.

Gabi has committed the most fouls in the Spanish top-flight this season (80) and the third-most in Europe’s top-five leagues.

Rubén Castro has been on the scoresheet in five of the last six league matches in which Real Betis have found the net.

Levante v Granada

The only previous top-flight meeting between Granada and Levante was the Andalucians’ 2-1 home win earlier this season.

Levante are without a win in their last three league games, conceding three, two and one goals successively.

The Andalucians have only won one of their last seven league games on the road (vs Racing), and all four away wins this season have been by a single goal.

Granada are, along with Nice, the only side in Europe’s top-five leagues whose defenders (11) have scored more goals than their strikers (10) this season.

Levante have had more goals scored by African players (17) than any other side this season in LigaBBVA.

Gustavo Munúa is the only keeper to have saved more than one penalty in La Liga this season (2).

Udine’s side are, along with Real Betis, the only side to have won every away game (3) in which they have scored the first goal this season.

Levante are, along with Sporting, the only side in La Liga this season for whom every red card has been for two yellows (4).

Real Zaragoza v Athletic Bilbao

Real Zaragoza have only won one of their last five league meetings with Athletic (D1 L3).

At home, the maños have four of their last five league meetings with Athletic (L1), all of them by a single goal.

Manolo Jiménez’s men have only lost one of their last five league matches at home in La Liga (W2 D2), scoring exactly once in the last four.

Bielsa’s men are unbeaten in four consecutive league games for the first time in 2012 (W3 D1).

Against Racing, Athletic ended a run of six league games without a win on the road (D2 L4), their longest such run this season.

Against Racing, the leones kept a clean sheet for the first time in eight league games away from home.

Zaragoza have won eight of their last nine top-flight matches at home to Basque sides, only losing to Athletic in December 2009.

Real Zaragoza have scored a higher proportion of their goals in the last 15 minutes of games than any other side in La Liga this season (41%).

The maños’ last six league goals at home have all been scored by different players Dujmovic, Aranda, Apoño, Postiga, Abraham and Luis García.

Fernando Llorente has scored twice as many headed goals (10) as any other player in La Liga this season, and more than any player in the competition since 1998/99.

Villarreal v Osasuna

Villarreal have only won one of their last nine top-flight encounters with the rojillos (D4 L4).

At El Madrigal, the Yellow Submarine have only won one of their last five at home to Osasuna in La Liga (D2 L2).

Just one of the 23 top-flight meetings between these sides has ended goalless (March 2008).

Osasuna have lost two consecutive league games on the road for the first time this season.

Osasuna have scored a higher % of their goals in the first half than any other side in La Liga this season (58%).

Lotina’s men have dropped the most points owing to goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of league games this season (13).

Villarreal have drawn the most home games in LigaBBVA this season (9).

Villarreal have won none of the six league games in which Marcos Senna has not featured this season (L4 D2).

Osasuna’s last eight league goals on the road have been scored by different players: Nino, Raúl García, Roversio, Cejudo, Lekic, Ibra, Nekouman and Lamah.

Real Sociedad v Racing Santander

Real Sociedad have lost only two of their last 12 matches at home to Racing at Anoeta in Primera (W8 D2).

Racing have failed to score on their last three La Liga visits to Real Sociedad: they have never failed to score there four times in a row.

Racing are on a run of 16 league games without a win (D6 L10), their worst streak ever in the Spanish top-flight.

Always assuming three points for a win, Racing have five fewer points after 34 games this season than they have ever had at this stage before in the top-flight (26).

Real Sociedad have drawn their last four league games, the only side to have done this in LigaBBVA this season.

Philippe Montanier’s side have scored in their last seven league games, their best run of the campaign.

Only Athletic (39%) have scored a higher proportion of their goals from headers than Racing (38%) in La Liga this season. Real Sociedad have conceded the fewest headed goals this season though (4).

Álvaro Cervera is yet to win in nine league games in charge of Racing.

The txuri-urdin are yet to win after conceding the first goal at home in La Liga this season (D2 L3).

Real Sociedad have conceded the most goals in the first 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season (10), and the joint-most in the first 15 minutes of the second half (12).

Stuani has an identical league record with Racing this season as he did with Levante last season: 30 games played, 8 goals scored (4 at home, 4 away).

Real Madrid v Sevilla

Sevilla have only taken points on three of their last 23 visits to the Bernabéu (W2 D1 L20).

The last two league meetings between the sides ended with the same result: a 6-2 win for Real Madrid.

Sevilla are without a win in their last nine visits to play sides from Madrid in the league (D2 L7), despite taking the league in five of them. Their last win in the capital was at Real Madrid (4-3 in 2008-09).

Since 2003 there have been only three occasions of a side scoring with every shot in a match: two of them were by Sevilla and one of them in the Bernabéu (March 2010).

José Mourinho’s side are unbeaten in 19 league games (W16 D3), the club record is 31 between 87/88 and 88/89.

Sevilla have won only one of their last four league matches (D1 L2). Their last away match saw them suffer their joint-heaviest defeat this season (1-5 at Getafe) along with the 2-6 defeat vs Real Madrid.

A win for Real Madrid in this match and defeat for Barcelona would see them crowned winners of La Liga.

Should Real Madrid win their last four games of the season, they would set a new record for most points in a single La Liga campaign (100, beating Barça’s 99 from 09/10).

Álvaro Negredo has scored six goals in Sevilla’s last six league matches.

Khedira and Ronaldo’s goals against Barcelona set a new record for most goals scored by a single team in a La Liga season (109).

Only Real Madrid and Barcelona have had more shots than Sevilla in the league this season, while only two sides have a lower goals-to-shots ratio.

Mesut Özil has made the most assists in La Liga this season (16), while Jesús Navas has made the most for any player outside of Real Madrid and Barcelona (9).

There have been 88 goals scored in league games between these sides over the last 10 seasons, more than between any other two sides in La Liga (Atlético-Barcelona 77).

Malaga v Valencia

Málaga have only beaten Valencia once in the league (May 2001) since they reformed (D6 L14).

The boquoneros have scored just one goal in their last five league games at home to Valencia combined.

Málaga have lost their last five against Los Che in the league and are without a win in 17 (D4).

Failure to win today would put Málaga on their second-longest run of games without a win in the league this season (four games, they went six between December and January).

Valencia’s last three league games have seen the winning side bag four goals.

Just one of Valencia’s last 15 league goals against Málaga has been scored by a foreigner (Banega).

Santi Cazorla has scored the most goals from outside the box in La Liga this season (8).

Valencia have benefitted from the joint-most opposition own goals in LigaBBVA this season (4).

Málaga have received the most fouls in the league this season.

Roberto Soldado’s last match at La Rosaleda saw him bag a hat-trick in Spain’s friendly win over Venezuela.

Manuel Pellegrini has only lost one of his six league matches as a manager at home to Valencia in the league (W5).

Rayo Vallecano v Barcelona

Rayo have won three of their 12 league matches at home to Barcelona (D6 L3), with all wins being by a single goal.

The franjirrojos have drawn more matches at home to Barcelona in Primera than they have against any other side (6).

Barcelona have only won three of their last nine league clashes with Rayo (D3 L3).

The azulgranas are without a win in their last four league visits to Rayo and have lost their last two (1-2 in 01/02 and 0-1 in 02/03).

Rayo have lost six of their last seven league games (10 goals scored, 17 conceded), though their win was also their biggest-ever in the top-flight (6-0 vs Osasuna).

Barcelona have not lost two consecutive league matches since May 2009 (vs Mallorca and Osasuna).

32 league goals away from home is so far Barcelona’s lowest tally for a full season under Guardiola (49 in 10/11, 41 in 09/10 and 44 in 08/09).

Messi has scored in his last six league away games (nine goals in total), a goal in his next match would see him equal Eto’o’s run in 07/08.

Roberto Soldado is the only Spanish player to have scored more league goals at home this season than Michu (10).

Barcelona only have a lower win % away at Real Madrid (20.7%) than they do at Rayo Vallecano (25%, min. five games played).

Getafe v Mallorca

Getafe have won three of their last four league meetings with Mallorca (L1).

The azulones have won their last three at home to Mallorca in the league, but have never won four in a row at home to the same side in the top-flight.

Mallorca have won seven league games against Getafe in the last eight seasons. They have only one more over the same period against Zaragoza (eight).

Getafe’s last two league games at home to Mallorca have ended 3-0, the previous one was 4-1.

Luis García’s side have won four consecutive league games at home (11 goals scored only two conceded). Getafe have never won five in a row on home turf in Primera.

Caparrós’ side have won two of their last four away games in the league.

Diego Castro’s goals (seven) have won his side more points (eight) than any other player who is not his side’s top scorer (Higuaín and Agirretxe also eight).

Only Susaeta, Cejudo and Toquero have set up as many headed goals (five) as Diego Castro in LigaBBVA this season.

Espanyol v Sporting de Gijón

Espanyol have won just four of their last 17 top-flight meetings with Sporting (D6 L7).

The blanquiazules have only won one of their last eight league matches at home to Sporting (D4 L3).

The Asturians’ last four league wins over Espanyol have been by the same scoreline: 1-0.

Sporting have beaten Espanyol 26 times in Primera, they only have more wins against Sevilla (27).

Pochettino’s men have won just one of their last seven in the league (D3 L3), only Rayo (3) and Racing (2) have picked up fewer points in this period.

The sporinguistas are on a run of 10 league games without a win away from El Molinón in La Liga (D2 L8), the last time they as long in a single season was in 1998 (21 games).

Only Villarreal (13) have dropped more points due to goals conceded in the last 15 minutes of league games this season than Sporting (8).

Espanyol have won eight of the nine league matches in which they have opened the scoring at home in the league this season.

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