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What numbers say ahead of LaLiga matchday 23

What the statistics are saying ahead of LaLiga matchday 33 as Atletico Madrid look to derail Barcelona title charge and Madrid face a rejuvenated Getafe team.
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CD Leganés – Sevilla FC

30 June 2020

Leganés have won one of their last three encounters against Sevilla at Butarque in LaLiga (D1 L1), 2-1 in March 2018.

Sevilla will face Leganés away from home in LaLiga for the fourth time. They have had a different manager in each of the last three seasons: Jorge Sampaoli (W1), Vincenzo Montella (L1) and Pablo Machín (D1).

Sevilla are unbeaten in their last two LaLiga trips to Madrid (W1 D1), against Getafe and Atlético de Madrid – the last time they were unbeaten in three consecutive away league games against Madrilean sides was in 2016, under Unai Emery.

After losing six of their first eight games at Butarque in LaLiga this season (W1 D1), Leganés have just lost two of their last eight league home games (W3 D3), but they’ve failed to win in their last four (D3 L1).

Sevilla have drawn their last four LaLiga games – the last time they drew five or more consecutive games in the top-flight was back in 1964, under Otto Bumbel (six).

Only FC Barcelona (12) have scored more goals from outside the box than CD Leganés (9) in LaLiga this season.

Lucas Ocampos is Sevilla’s top-scorer in LaLiga this season with 12 goals, four of them coming from the penalty spot. The last Sevilla player to score four or more penalty goals in a single LaLiga season was Kevin Gameiro in 2015/16 (four).

Sevilla’s Youssef En-Nesyri, will face Leganés away from home in LaLiga for just the second time, losing the first such encounter with Málaga in March 2018 (0-2).

Leganés manager Javier Aguirre is winless against Sevilla in his last eight meetings in LaLiga (D1 L7), after winning seven of the previous eight matches (L1).

Sevilla manager Julen Lopetegui has met Leganés five times across all competitions, more than any other opponent in his managerial career. He is unbeaten versus Leganés (W4 D1).

RCD Mallorca x RC Celta

30 June 2020

Celta de Vigo have won just one of their last eight meetings against Mallorca in LaLiga (D3 L4), 2-0 at Balaídos in March 2006, after winning their previous five such matches against them in the competition.

Celta de Vigo are winless their last three LaLiga games in Mallorca (D1 L2), since a 4-2 victory in January 2004.

Mallorca have only lost two of their last 17 home games against Galicians sides in the Primera and Segunda División combined. Both defeats came against Deportivo de La Coruña (one of them in Primera División and the another in Segunda).

Mallorca have only collected one point of the possible 15 since LaLiga restarted in June (D1 L4), failing to score in three of the five games played.

Celta de Vigo have only lost one of their last 10 LaLiga games (W4 D5), keeping a clean sheet in six of the last eight.

Mallorca are one of just two LaLiga teams yet to win after conceding the first goal of the game this season (D1 L20).

Mallorca have scored seven goals from the penalty spot in LaLiga 2019/20 – only once have they scored more in a top-flight single season since 1998/99, (8 in 2002/03).

Celta de Vigo have only scored four away goals in LaLiga since the start of 2020 and Iago Aspas (one goal and two assists) has been involved in three of them.

Celta’s Iago Aspas has been involved in two goals in his two meetings versus Mallorca in Primera División (one goal and one assist).

Mallorca’s Vicente Moreno, is winless in his two managerial meetings in all competition versus Celta de Vigo (D1 L1), one of them in charge of Xerez and the other in charge of Mallorca

FC Barcelona – Atlético de Madrid

30 June 2020

Atlético de Madrid are winless in their last 19 matches against Barcelona in LaLiga (D5 L14). Only against Real Madrid (23 games between 2000 and 2013) have they gone longer without a victory against a single opponent in the competition’s history.

Since the beginning of the 2017-18 season, Atlético de Madrid have failed to win any of their LaLiga games in Catalonia (P7 D3 L4), failing to score on four occasions.

Only Real Madrid (105) have scored more away goals against Barcelona than Atlético de Madrid in LaLiga history (101 level with Valencia).

Barcelona have won their last eight home LaLiga games, including all the seven played under Quique Setien, keeping a clean sheet in the last four. The last time they won five or more without conceding in LaLiga was between April and December 2011 (12) under Pep Guardiola.

Since the LaLiga restart in June, Atlético de Madrid’s Diego Costa has been involved in four goals in five league appearances (two goals and two assists), as many as in his previous 14 matches in the competition (two goals, two assists).

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 11 LaLiga goals against Atlético de Madrid in the Diego Pablo Simeone era, more than any other player during this period.

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored 31 goals against Atlético de Madrid in all competitions: 17 of them at Camp Nou and 25 of them coming in LaLiga.

Barcelona’s Luis Suárez has directly been involved in 14 goals in his 18 meetings with Atlético de Madrid in all competitions (eight goals and six assists).

Atlético’s Diego Pablo Simeone is winless against Barcelona in his 16 managerial LaLiga encounters (D5 L11), more than versus any other opponent in the competition.

Barcelona’s Quique Setién has only won one of his seven managerial meetings with Atlético de Madrid (D1 L5), 1-0 while in charge of Real Betis. His sides have also failed to score in six of those seven meetings.

D. Alavés – Granada CF

1 July 2020

Alaves and Granada have only met once in the top-flight at Mendizorroza, with Alavés winning 3-1 in September 2016 thanks to Edgar, Camarasa and Deyverson goals.

Alavés and Granada have faced 13 times in the Primera and Segunda División combined, with five victories for Granada, four for Alavés and four draws. The Andalusian side have only lost one of their last six games against Basque sides (W3 D2 L1).

Alavés are unbeaten in their previous six home meetings with Granada in the Primera División (W3 D3), conceding just two goals and keeping four clean sheets in the process.

Granada are winless in their last nine LaLiga games in the Basque Country (D1 L8) conceding 26 goals in total (2,9 per game) and losing their last six in a row.

After four unbeaten home games in LaLiga (W3 D1), Alavés lost 0-1 in their last match at Mendizorrotza against Osasuna. They last lost back-to-back home matches in the competition in April / May 2019 under Abelardo Fernández.

Granada are unbeaten in their last four away games in LaLiga (W1 D3) and will be aiming to go five without defeat on the road for the first time in the top-flight.

Carlos Fernández is currently on his longest goalless streak in LaLiga in 2020 (three), failing to score with any of his last seven attempts (six of them in the last LaLiga MD against Eibar).

Alavés’ Víctor Camarasa has scored more goals against Granada than against any other opponent in LaLiga (three). Indeed, he’s had a hand in three goals in his two appearances against them in the competition as an Alaves player (two goals and one assist)

Alavés’ Asiert Garitano has won three out of his five managerial games versus Granada in all competitions (L2), including their two home meetings against Granada.

Granada manager Diego Martínez won his only previous game against Alavés, 3-0 in the reverse fixture this season.

Valencia CF x Athletic Club

1 July 2020

Athletic Club have lost four of their last six LaLIga games against Valencia (D2), having gone unbeaten in their previous eight (W4 D4).

Valencia have scored more LaLiga goals against Athletic Club (271 goals in 169 games) than against any other opponent in the competition.

Athletic Club have won just 14.3% of their away games against Valencia in LaLiga, their lowest away win percentage against an opponent in the competition (minimum of 80 games).

Valencia have scored in each of their last 17 home games in LaLiga (29 in total), going unbeaten during this period (W10 D7) – their best scoring streak at home in the competition since April 2014 (25 games).

Athletic have only lost one of their last seven LaLiga matches (W4 D2), 1-0 against Barcelona on June 23, having gone 10 consecutive games without a victory in the competition previously, between December 2019 and February 2020 (D5 L5).

After losing 1-0 in Pamplona and 2-0 in Villarreal, Valencia could lose three consecutive league games without scoring for the first time since January 2008 under Ronald Koeman.

Valencia’s Rodrigo Moreno has been involved in a goal in each of his last three league appearances at Mestalla (two goals and one assist), last doing so in four consecutive home games in the competition in April 2018 (four goals).

Asier Villalibre has scored in two of his last four league appearances for Athletic (2 goals, both as a sub), having scored in just one of his previous 15 matches in the competition.

Since he joined Athletic ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, no LaLiga player has a better conversion rate from the penalty spot than Raúl García (88% – 15/17 min. 15 penalties taken).

Athletic’s Gaizka Garitano is winless in his last five managerial meetings against Valencia in LaLiga (D1 L4), with his sides netting just two goals in the process.

Real Betis – Villarreal CF

1 July 2020

Villarreal have only lost two of their last ten meetings with Real Betis in LaLiga (W5 D3).

Villarreal have scored in 14 of their last 15 games at Benito Villamarín in the top-flight (W4 D4 L7), netting 21 goals in total (1.4 per game on average).

Real Betis are looking to win at home against the three LaLiga teams from Valencia this season, following victories against Levante (3-1) and Valencia (2-1).

Betis are unbeaten in their last four LaLiga games at Benito Villamarín, alternating between a draw and a victory (W2 D2), while they have scored in each of their last 30 home matches (51 goals on aggregate) – their best scoring streak at home in the top-flight.

Villarreal have won their last two LaLiga away games without conceding – the last time they won three on the bounce in the competition, keeping a clean sheet in each, was in January 2018, all by a 1-0 scoreline.

This game will see the team with the most goals scored from corner situations in LaLiga this season (Real Betis, 8) face the side that have conceded the second most goals in this manner (Villarreal, 7, alongside Mallorca and just behind Levante with 9).

Villarreal’s Paco Alcácer, is looking to score in three consecutive LaLiga MD’s for the first time since November 2015 (four games as a Valencia player).

Sergio Canales has been involved in two of the three goals scored by Real Betis at home in LaLiga since the restart of the competition in June (1 goal & 1 assist).

Villarreal’s Carlos Bacca has been involved in four goals (three goals and one assist) in six matches against Real Betis in LaLiga.

Alexis Trujillo is winless in his two managerial home games in charge of Real Betis in LaLiga (W1 D1). As a player he faced Villarreal twice, once in LaLiga (May 1999) and once in the Segunda division (September 1993), winning both matches with Betis.

R. Valladolid CF – Levante UD

1 July 2020

Levante have won their last two last LaLiga meetings against Real Valladolid by the same scoreline (2-0 – both victories coming on home soil).

Real Valladolid and Levante have met on five occasions at José Zorrilla in the Primera Division: three wins for the local team, one for the away team (D1).

Real Valladolid are winless in their last eight games versus Valencian sides in the top-flight (D4 L4), failing to score in six games in the process (two goals in total).

Real Valladolid have only won one of their last 10 home LaLiga games, 2-1 against Espanyol in February, although they have drawn six of them (L3).

Levante are unbeaten in their last two away LaLiga meetings (W1 D1) – only once previously have they gone three matches unbeaten on the road under Paco López (a run of five between October and December 2018).

Real Valladolid have conceded a league-high 48.6% of their goals in LaLiga 2019/20 in the last 15 minutes of the game (18/37) this season.

Levante’s Enis Bardhi is just one goal away from equaling Mustafa Riga’s record of 17 league goals and becoming the joint top-scoring non-Spanish player for Levante in LaLiga.

Real Valladolid’s Nacho Martínez, has been involved in three goals in five home appearances against Levante in LaLiga, more than against any other opponent in the competition on home soil (2 goals & 1 assist).

Real Valladolid’s Sergio González has only lost two of his seven managerial meetings against Levante in all competitions (W2 D3); however, those defeats have come in the last two games.

Levante’s Paco López has only lost one of his three managerial LaLiga games against Real Valladolid (W2); however, that defeat did come in his only game at José Zorrilla.

SD Eibar x C.A. Osasuna

2 July 2020

Osasuna are unbeaten in their three LaLiga games against Eibar (W1 D2), winning their only game at Ipurua (3-2 in October 2016).

Osasuna are unbeaten in their last four trips to Basque Country in LaLiga (W3 D1), keeping a clean sheet in the three this season under Jagoba Arrasate (W2 D1).

Eibar have won their last two league games and will be aiming to win three on the bounce for the first time this season, last doing so in January 2018 (three).

Osasuna won their last LaLiga away game, 0-1 against Alavés, and will be aiming to win back-to-back matches on the road in the top-flight for the first time since March 2001, under José Luis Mendilíbar (the current Eibar boss).

Only one of Eibar’s last four goals at Ipurúa in LaLiga have come from open play (two from the penalty spot and from a corner situation). Indeed, only one of Osasuna’s last six away goals have come from open play (two penalties, two direct free kick’s and one corner).

Since Fabian Orellana joined Eibar in January 2018, they have lost half of their LaLiga games without the Chilean on the pitch. (G12 W3 D3 L6).

Eibar’s Kike Garcia has been involved in three goals (two goals and one assist) in his last three LaLiga starts, including a goal and an assist in the last LaLiga MD against Granada.

Osasuna’s Enric Gallego scored his first LaLiga brace last time out against Leganés – prior to this, his last goal in the competition came against Eibar in April 2019, in his only appearances versus them in LaLiga as a Huesca player.

Eibar manager José Luis Mendilibar is winless in all nine of his top-flight meetings against his former side Osasuna (D6 L3), losing only one of the five games played at El Sadar in the process (D4).

Osasuna’s Jagoba Arrasate is winless in his two meetings against Eibar in the top-flight, one with Real Sociedad (0-1 in 2014) and the another with Osasuna (0-0 in the reverse fixture), with his sides failing to score in both games.

Real Sociedad x RCD Espanyol

2 July 2020

Espanyol and Real Sociedad have alternated between a win and a defeat in their last four LaLiga meetings, with Real Sociedad winning the reverse fixture 3-1 at RCDE Stadium earlier this season.

Espanyol have only won one of their last six away LaLiga games in San Sebastián (D2 L3), 3-2 in September 2015 under Sergio González.

Real Sociedad are winless in their last three LaLiga home games (D1 L2), losing the last two. They last lost three on the bounce on home soil in the competition in February 2007, under Miguel Ángel Lotina (a run of four).

Espanyol are winless in their last six LaLiga away games (D2 L4) failing to score in the last three; the last time they went four or more games in a row on the road without scoring was in 2011 (a run of 8).

Real Sociedad are winless in their last five LaLiga games (D2 L3), last going six consecutive matches without a victory in 2015 (P6 D4 L2).

Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzábal has been involved in 16 goals in LaLiga this season (9 goals and 7 assists) and is only one goal involvement away from equaling his best tally in a single top-flight campaign (17 in 2017/18 – 12 goals & 5 assists).

Raúl de Tomás has failed to score in the his last five LaLiga games for Espanyol having scored in each of his first four appearances for the club in the competition.

Real Sociedad’s Willian José has scored five goals in his last four LaLiga matches against Espanyol, more than versus any other opponent in the competition for Real Sociedad.

Real Sociedad’s Imanol Alguacil has won two of his three managerial meetings against Espanyol in LaLiga (L1), winning his only game as a local manager versus the Catalonian side.

Francisco Rufete could become in the first Espanyol manager to lose his first two managerial games in LaLiga since Ernesto Valverde in the 2006/07 campaign (0-1 v Nastic at home and 3-0 v Zaragoza at La Romareda).

Real Madrid x Getafe CF

2 July 2020

Getafe are winless in their last 12 meetings with Real Madrid in LaLiga (D1 L11). Their last victory against them in the competition came back in August 2012 (2-1 at Coliseum).

In the José Bordalás era (since August 2017), Getafe have conceded three goals in a single LaLiga game on four occasions, twice against Real Madrid (including the reverse fixture this season).

Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 11 home LaLiga games versus Madrilenian teams (W8 D3), keeping clean sheets in each of the last four (W3 D1).

Real Madrid are the only LaLiga team to win all five games since the competition restarted (three clean sheets). The last time they won six consecutive matches in the competition in a single season was back in 2016/17, when they won the title.

Getafe are one of the three LaLiga sides to have two different players score at least 10 goals this season (Ángel Rodríguez 10 and Jaime Mata 11) along with Alavés (Lucas Pérez 11, Joselu 10) and Barcelona (Leo Messi 21, Luis Suárez 13).

This game will see the side with the most yellow cards across the Top 5 European leagues this season (Getafe with 110) face the team with the fewest in LaLiga (Real Madrid, 61).

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has scored in three of his last six LaLiga home games (3 goals), as many as in his previous 39 home matches in the competition.

Getafe’s Jorge Molina has scored five goals in his 12 LaLiga games against Real Madrid, more than against any other opponent in the competition but only one has been scored for Getafe.

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has been involved in nine goals in his last nine games versus Getafe in LaLiga (five goals and four assists); however, he has failed to score in his last three matches against them.

Getafe’s José Bordalás is winless against Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid as a manager in LaLiga (P16 D2 L14), with his sides failing to score in 11 of those 16 matches.

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