What the stats say ahead of LaLiga matchday 29
Levante and Huesca have met in three LaLiga games previously (D3) and both sides have scored at least one goal in each clash.
Levante are unbeaten in their last seven home LaLiga games against newly-promoted teams (W3 D4), their longest such run in the competition since October 1963-November 2007 (GP11 W7 D4).
Huesca have won only three of their 33 away LaLiga games and in those three wins they scored at least two goals: 2-1 vs Eibar in August 2018, 2-0 vs Girona in February 2019 and 3-1 vs Real Valladolid in January 2021.
Levante have lost two of their last three LaLiga games (W1) as many defeats as in their previous 13 matches in the competition (W5 D6).
Huesca have drawn a joint-league-high four games nil-nil this season, while Levante are one of four teams yet to be involved in a nil-nil draw in the competition this term.
Huesca have collected only five points thanks to goals scored in the second half in LaLiga this season, fewer than any other side.
Jorge de Frutos has provided seven assists in LaLiga 2020/21 – only four Levante players have made eight or more assists in a single LaLiga season in the 21st Century: José Campaña (nine in 2018/19), Valdo (eight in 2010/11), Barkero (eight in 2011/12) and José Luis Morales (eight in 17/18).
Rafa Mir has scored eight goals in LaLiga 2020/21 and he is close to equalling the best tally by a Huesca player in a single season in the top-flight (Chimy Ávila, 10 in 2018/19).
Roger Martí has scored at least 11 goals in three consecutive LaLiga seasons, the record for a Levante player in the competition.
Paco López has overseen 129 games in LaLiga for Levante, more than any other manager for the Granotas in the competition (Luis García, 128).
Granada CF v Villarreal CF
April 3, 2021
Granada and Villarreal have met 13 times in LaLiga, with seven Villarreal wins and two for the Andalusian side (four draws).
Granada are winless in their last nine LaLiga games against Villarreal, failing to score in five of them (D4 L5).
Villarreal have won only four of their last 15 away LaLiga games (D7 L4), after winning four in a row on the road before this current run.
Villarreal have won only one of their last six LaLiga games against Andalusian sides (D3 L2), after winning four of their previous five against such opponents in the competition (D1).
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno has scored four braces in all competitions this season, his joint-best tally in a single season (alongside last season).
Villarreal’s Gerard Moreno has scored two goals in his last two LaLiga appearances against Granada (one at Nuevo Los Cármenes and another at La Cerámica), one more than in his previous five games against them in the competition.
Only Tottenham Hotspur (48) and Manchester United (47) have played more games in all competitions this season among teams in the Top Five European Leagues than Granada (46, alongside Manchester City).
Granada’s Roberto Soldado has scored at least 10 goals in all competitions in two seasons in a row for the first time since the 2013/14 term (six seasons in a row).
Villarreal’s Unai Emery has failed to win his last four games as a manager against Granada (D2 L2), after winning his previous six.
Granada’s Diego Martínez has managed three games in all competitions against Villarreal (all in LaLiga), failing to win in those three games (D2 L1).
Real Madrid v SD Eibar
April 3, 2021
Eibar have won only one of their 13 LaLiga games against Real Madrid, losing 11 times to the Whites (D1, 1-1 in October 2016 at Santiago Bernabéu).
At home, Real Madrid have scored in each of their six LaLiga games against Eibar, scoring 16 goals on aggregate (2.6 per game) and conceding only three (keeping three clean sheets).
Eibar have failed to win in their last nine away LaLiga games (D4 L5), their longest winless run away from home in the competition since October 2018-April 2019 (GP13 – D7 L6).
Real Madrid have lost only one of their last 14 LaLiga games against Basque sides (W10 D3), after winning only three of their previous nine against such teams in the competition (D2 L4).
Karim Benzema has scored in his last six appearances for Real Madrid in all competitions (eight goals), equalling his best scoring streak for the Whites (six in a row between January and February 2016).
Eibar’s Kike García has been involved in 10 goals in LaLiga 2020/21 (eight goals and two assists), his best tally in a single season in the top-flight.
Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema has been involved in seven goals in his last four LaLiga appearances against Eibar (5 goals and 2 assists), including one goal and two assists in his last game against them.
Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio has scored in his last two games in all competitions and the last time he scored in three in a row was in May-August 2016 (three games, four goals on aggregate).
Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane is unbeaten in LaLiga against Eibar as a manager, with eight wins and one draw against them in the competition.
Eibar’s José Luis Mendilibar has only won two of his 22 LaLiga games as a manager against Real Madrid and both wins were at home (D3 L17).
CA Osasuna v Getafe CF
April 3, 2021
Osasuna have only won two of their last 14 LaLiga games against Getafe (D7 L5).
Osasuna have scored at least two goals in five of their 23 LaLiga games against Getafe, failing to score in 14 of them.
Getafe have failed to win in their last seven away LaLiga games against Osasuna (D4 L3), after winning in three of their first four at El Sadar against them in the competition (L1).
Getafe have lost their last five away LaLiga games, their longest run without a win away from home in the competition since January-April 2016 (7).
Osasuna have lost five of their last nine home LaLiga games against sides from Madrid (W2 D2), as many defeats as in their previous 23 games at El Sadar against such teams in the competition (W10 D8).
Getafe have scored only 21 goals after 28 LaLiga games in 2020/21, their lowest tally at this stage of a season in the top-flight. They have collected just 28 points after 28 games this season – they last picked up fewer at this stage of a season in the competition in 2015/16, when they were relegated.
Osasuna’s Ante Budimir has played only one LaLiga game against Getafe, as a Mallorca player – scoring two goals, but this will be his first appearance at home against them in the competition.
Jaime Mata is the only Getafe player to have scored against Osasuna in LaLiga, in the reverse fixture this season, since Miku in September 2013 with a brace against the Navarre side.
Getafe’s José Bordalás has overseen seven games against Osasuna as a manager in all competitions and he’s lost only one (W3 D3), a 1-3 defeat as Alavés boss in Liga Smartbank in March 2016 at El Sadar.
After winning his first LaLiga game as a manager against Getafe, Osasuna’s Jagoba Arrasate has failed to win in his last five games against them in the competition (D3 L2).
Deportivo Alavés v Celta de Vigo
April 4, 2021
After losing 2-0 in the reverse fixture this season, Alavés could lose the two games in a single LaLiga season against Celta de Vigo for the first time.
At home, Alavés have played more LaLiga games against Celta de Vigo without a defeat than against any other opponent (GP12 – W9 D3).
Celta de Vigo are unbeaten in their last four away LaLiga games against Basque sides, alternating a draw and a win in these games (W2 D2), keeping clean sheets in the last three. They won 2-0 vs Athletic at San Mamés in their last of such game.
Alavés have collected only 23 points after their first 28 LaLiga games in 2020/21, their lowest tally at this stage of a season in the Top-flight (counting three points per win).
Celta de Vigo won their last away LaLiga game, 4-3 vs Huesca in March and they last won two in a row away from home in the competition in January 2018 (3).
Alavés have lost a league-high 17 points from goals conceded in the second half of games this season.
Alavés’s Lucas Pérez has failed to score in his seven appearances in LaLiga in 2021. He scored one goal and assisted another in his only game against Celta de Vigo at Mendizorrotza in the competition (October 2019).
Celta de Vigo’s Iago Aspas has scored in two of his three LaLiga games at Mendizorrotza (two goals), although his team lost all three of these games.
Joselu has scored five of Alavés’s last eight goals in LaLiga, including the last three for the Basque side at home in the competition.
After losing his first three games as manager in LaLiga against Celta de Vigo, all as Sporting de Gijón boss, Alavés’s Abelardo Fernández is unbeaten in his last three matches against them in the competition, all for his current team (W2 D1).
Elche CF v Real Betis
April 4, 2021
Elche have won only one of their last five LaLiga games against Real Betis (D2 L2) – away from home in October 2013 (2-1) under Fran Escribá.
At home, Elche are unbeaten in their last five LaLiga games against Real Betis (W3 D2) since a 2-3 defeat in October 1975, with the last two finishing 0-0.
Elche have won only one of their six LaLiga games this season against Andalusian sides (D1 L4), the most recent one at Martinez Valero, 2-1 vs Sevilla in March.
After going eight home LaLiga games without a win between November 2020 and February 2021 (D5 L3), Elche have won their last two at Martínez Valero in the competition – they last won three in a row at home in the Top-flight in November 1977 (6).
Real Betis have won five of their last six LaLiga games (L1), as many wins as in their previous 14 games in the competition (W5 D3 L6).
Real Betis have collected 20 points thanks to goals scored in the second half of LaLiga games in 2020/21, the joint-highest tally in the competition this season (alongside Real Madrid).
Elche have made 115 high turnovers (regaining possession of the ball within 40 metres of the opposition goal) in LaLiga this season, at least 20 more than any other side.
Real Betis’ Cristian Tello, has been involved in three goals in a single LaLiga game just once (168 appearances) – against Elche, two goals and one assist in the reverse fixture this season.
Former Real Betis player; Antonio Barragán, has assisted three of Elche’s last six home goals in LaLiga. His three assists in LaLiga in 2020/21 is his best tally in a single season in the competition since 2017/18 (6).
After avoiding defeat in his first six LaLiga games as a manager against Real Betis (W5 D1), Elche’s Fran Escribá has lost his last two games against them in the competition, both in 2019 as Celta de Vigo boss.
Cádiz CF v Valencia CF
April 4, 2021
Cádiz are winless in their last six LaLiga games against Valencia, losing five of them (D1), failing to score in four games in this run and conceding three goals per game on average.
Valencia have won their last two away LaLiga games against Cádiz, keeping a clean sheet in both, their longest winning run away from home against them in the Top-flight.
Valencia have failed to win their last four away LaLiga games against Andalusian sides (D1 L3), after winning their previous five against such teams in the competition.
Cádiz have won only one of their last 10 LaLiga games (D3 L6), the most recent one played at home, 1-0 vs Eibar on 6th March, they last won two in a row at Ramón de Carranza in the competition in June 1991 (3).
Valencia are winless in their last five away LaLiga games (D1 L4), losing the last three without scoring a goal. The last time they lost four in a row away from home in the competition was in October 2012 (failing to score in these four games).
Cádiz have created a league-low eight 10+ pass secuences this season.
Cádiz are one of three sides who are yet to score from outside the box in the Top 5 European leagues this season, alongside Verona and Augsburg.
Valencia have conceded a league-high 24% percetage of their goals this season from outside the box (9/38).
Cádiz’s Álvaro Negredo has scored 11 goals in LaLiga against Valencia (13 appearances), more than against any other opponent, he once scored four goals in a single game in the competition, in June 2013 against Valencia as Sevilla player.
The last 10 away goals for Valencia in LaLiga have been scored by different players; while the only Valencia player to score more than one goal away from home in the competition this season is Maxi Gómez (3).
Sevilla FC v Atlético de Madrid
April 4, 2021
Sevilla have failed to win in their last eight LaLiga games against Atlético de Madrid (D4 L4), since a win 1-0 at home in October 2016 under Jorge Sampaoli.
Under Diego Simeone, Atlético de Madrid have lost only one of their nine away LaLiga games against Sevilla (W4 D4). Prior to this period, the Madrilean side had lost four of their previous five (W1).
Atlético de Madrid are unbeaten in their last five away LaLiga games against Andalusian sides, winning the last three (D2), while they last won four in a row in January 2014 (4).
Sevilla have collected 55 points after 28 games in LaLiga this season (W17 D4 L7), their joint-second highest tally at this stage of a season in the top-flight, after 2016/17 (57 points) and 2014/15 (also 55 points).
Atlético de Madrid have won 66 points in 28 games in LaLiga this term; in the previous five seasons in the competition when a team had won as many as 66 points at this stage, they went on to win the title that season.
Atlético de Madrid have a league-high 15.7% shot conversion rate this season, while this is the highest for the Madrilean side in a single LaLiga season since 2003-04 (as far back as Opta data is available).
Atlético de Madrid’s Koke Resurrección has scored seven goals against Sevilla in 19 LaLiga appearances, at least four more than against any other opponent in the competition. Koke has also provided three assists against them in the competition, to go along with his seven goals.
Atlético de Madrid’s Luis Suárez has scored in three of his last four games against Sevilla at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán – all them coming as a Barcelona player between 2016 and 2019 (three goals in total).
Sevilla have scored four headers within their last eight goals in LaLiga, with each one scored by a different player (Munir El-Haddadi, Diego Carlos, Luuk de Jong and Youssef En-Nesyri). This is just one fewer headed goal than they managed in their previous 31 strikes in LaLiga this season (five).
Atlético de Madrid’s Diego Simeone has lost just three of his 22 games against Sevilla as a manager in all competitions (W10 D9), while two of those defeats were in the Copa del Rey. His only defeat against them in LaLiga came back in October 2016 (0-1).
FC Barcelona v Real Valladolid
April 5, 2021
Barcelona have won 13 of their last 14 LaLiga games against Real Valladolid, with the only exception being their 0-1 defeat away from home in March 2014. They have won each of the most recent five meetings.
At home, Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 13 LaLiga games against Real Valladolid (W10 D3), since a defeat 1-2 in November 1997 under Louis Van Gaal.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 18 LaLiga games (W15 D3), since a 1-2 defeat against Cádiz last December – their longest unbeaten run in the competition since April 2019 (23 games – W18 D5).
Real Valladolid have won only one of their last 11 LaLiga games – 2-1 vs Getafe in March – although they have drawn six times within this run (L4).
Real Valladolid have only kept three clean sheets in LaLiga this season; the joint-fewest of any team, alongside Levante.
Barcelona have scored 11 goals from build-up sequences in LaLiga this season (spells of play featuring 10+ passes); the joint-most of any team within the top five European leagues in 2020-21, alongside Paris SG.
Fabián Orellana has been directly involved in three of Real Valladolid’s last four goals in LaLiga (two goals and one assist). The Chilean, however, has played more games without scoring against Barcelona than against any other opponent in the competition (16).
After scoring four braces in his first five LaLiga appearances against Real Valladolid in LaLiga (three for Real Sociedad and one for Atlético de Madrid), Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann has failed to score in his last three games in the competition against them.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has been directly involved in 23 league goals in 2021 (16 goals and 7 assists), more than any other player in the top five European leagues. The Argentinian has had a direct hand in eight goals in his last four LaLiga games against Real Valladolid (4 goals and 4 assists).
Real Valladolid’s Sergio González has lost all seven of his games as a manager against Barcelona in LaLiga, his worst 100% losing record against any opponent in the competition.
Real Sociedad v Athletic Club
April 7, 2021
Real Sociedad have won five of their last six LaLiga games against Athletic (L1), after winning only one of their previous eight against them in the competition (D5 L2).
Athletic have lost their last three away LaLiga games against Real Sociedad, scoring just one goal in each, while they last lost four or more in a row away from home against them in the competition in April 1982 (14).
Athletic have won only one of their last eight LaLiga games against Basque sides (D3 L4), 2-1 vs Eibar in September 2020, while Real Sociedad have lost only one of their last nine such games (W6 D2) – 0-2 in June 2020 vs Alavés.
Real Sociedad have lost their last two LaLiga games, vs Granada and Barcelona, after previously being unbeaten in seven games in the competition (W4 D3).
Athletic have lost only one of their last eight LaLiga games, 1-2 vs Atlético de Madrid in March, although five of these games have ended in draws (W2).
Real Sociedad have failed to win each of their five home games in LaLiga this season when they have conceded the opening goal (D2 L3), while Athletic are winless in their eight away games in the competition this season when they have conceded first (D2 L6).
Real Sociedad (76) and Athletic (84) are the two teams who have faced the fewest shots on target in LaLiga this season.
Real Sociedad’s Mikel Oyarzabal has scored in two of his last three LaLiga appearances against Athletic at the Reale Arena – one goal in April 2018 and another in February 2019.
Iñaki Williams (4) and Raúl García (4) have scored eight of Athletic’s last nine goals in LaLiga against Real Sociedad, with the only other one in this run being netted by Iker Muniain.
Athletic’s Marcelino García Toral has overseen more games without losing in LaLiga against Real Sociedad than against any other opponent (15 – W11 D4).