Match facts: Malaga look to go third

Facts and stats ahead of Sunday's Liga matches.


Rayo Vallecano v Osasuna

Rayo have won just one of their last five top-flight meetings with Osasuna (D2 L2).

Osasuna have only won on one of six visits to Vallecas in Primera (D1 L4).

The last two top-flight clashes between Rayo and Osasuna ended goalless (May 2003 and November 2011).

The Madrid side have drawn none of their last 14 league games at home (W6 L8).

The rojillos have won back-to-back league games on the road for the first time this season: they haven’t won three in a row on the road since May 2006.

Osasuna have drawn the most games away from home in LigaBBVA this season (eight).

Rayo have lost the most games at home in La Liga this season (eight).

Rayo’s last six league goals at home have come in the second half of games.

Osasuna’s last eight league goals away from home have been scored by different players.

The rojillos are without a win in their last nine top-flight meetings with sides from Madrid (D4 L5).

Real Madrid v Valencia

The blancos have won their last five league meetings with Valencia, averaging 3.2 goals per game.

Unai Emery’s men have failed to score in their last three league visits to the Bernabéu, and only Espanyol (61) have lost more games at Real Madrid (58) in Primera.

The only three matches Real Madrid failed to win at home last season in La Liga were all in April: Barcelona (D), Sporting (L) and Zaragoza (L).

José Mourinho’s men are unbeaten in 15 consecutive LigaBBVA games (W13 D2). The club record is 31 (to 88/89).

Valencia head to Madrid on a run of three league games without a win (D1 L2), taking just 10 of a possible 27 points available from their last nine on the road.

One goal per game to the end of the season would be enough for Real Madrid to set a new record for most goals in a season in Primera (current record is 107 from 89/90).

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored more goals (37) than more than half (11) of the teams in Primera this season, and is just three off his record-setting 40 from 11/12.

Roberto Soldado has scored three goals in three matches against Real Madrid for Valencia in La Liga.

Clós Gómez was in charge of Valencia’s last league win at the Bernabéu: 3-2 in 2007/08.

If the league had started on January 1st, Valencia would be 17th.

Málaga v Racing

Since their refoundation, Málaga have won 10 of their 19 top-flight meetings with Racing (D4 L5).

The blanquiazules have won their last four league meetings with Racing, three of them away from home, averaging three goals per game.

Last time out, Betis ended Málaga’s best league run of the season so far (six games unbeaten).

The Andalucians have lost only three of their last 15 league games at the Rosaleda (W10 D2), and are the 3rd-best side at home in La Liga this season (32 pts from 45).

Racing have only won six of their last 42 league games on the road (D14 L22), and have the fewest away wins in La Liga this season (one).

The verdiblancos have drawn six of their last seven league matches in Andalusía (L1).

Just four of the 22 sides to have taken 47 points (assuming 3pts/win) after 30 games in Primera previously finished in the top four.

Salomón Rondón is Málaga’s top goalscorer in the league since their last promotion (23 goals), with six more than his nearest rival (Duda 17).

Mallorca v Granada

Mallorca have won just one of their five top-flight meetings with Granada (1-0 in March 1961).

The Baleares have scored eight goals against Granada in Primera and conceded 13.

Granada hold the record for most goals scored at Mallorca in the history of La Liga: 6-4 in 69/70.

Caparrós’ side have lost just one of their last five league matches at home, against Barcelona (W3 D1).

Granada are, along with Betis, the only side yet to draw away from home in the league this season.

The Andalucians have drawn none of their last 16 league games (W6 L10).

Mallorca have scored the fewest goals in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season (3).

Mallorca have lost the most games at home after scoring the opening goal in La Liga this season (3).

The bermellones have conceded in their last seven league games, two short of their worst run this season (9).

Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla

Athletic have won their last two league meetings with Sevilla.

Sevilla have conceded the fewest goals in the second half of league matches away from home this season (5).

Athletic and Sevilla have drawn none of their last 10 league matches at San Mamés (four home wins, four defeats).

Bielsa’s side have failed to win their last two league games at home, something that has not happened since December.

The hispalenses are on a run of three straight league wins for the first time within a season since November 2009.

Sevilla have won two consecutive away games within a single season in the league for the first time since September 2010.

Athletic have only won half of their games (6/12) after opening the scoring at home in the league this season.

Just one of the last eight goals scored by Bielsa’s side in the league has come in the first half: Susaeta vs Real Sociedad.

Manu del Moral has scored in three straight games in Primera for the third time in his career.

Manu del Moral has scored four of Sevilla’s last five league goals on the road.

Levante v Atlético

Levante have won just one of their last eight top-flight matches against Atlético (D1 L6).

Levante have won all three top-flight games in which they have scored at home to Atlético.

This is the first time ever that Levante have managed 45 points after 30 top-flight games, seven more than their previous best (last season).

The colchoneros are without an away win in their last five LigaBBVA matches (D3 L2).

Atlético are, along with Real Sociedad, the side who have picked up the fewest points after conceding first in LigaBBVA this season.

No side has conceded a higher % of their goals in the second half of LigaBBVA games this season than Atlético (69%).

Levante are, along with Rayo, the only LigaBBVA side yet to drop a point in the last 15 minutes of matches this season.

Simeone’s men are the only side yet to pick up a point in the last 15 minutes of LigaBBVA matches this season.

Atlético’s midfielders have scored just 12% of their goals this season, the lowest proportion in La Liga.

Falcao has scored in five of his side’s last six league games, his best run this season.

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