Understanding La Liga Team Stats
Spanish La Liga squads gain three points in the standings for a win, no points for a loss and one for a tie. The La Liga league table is an important source of team stats, along with match summaries. Some popular La Liga stats by team displayed are points, goal difference, goals for and against, shots and shots on target, and possession percentage.
Goal difference is an aggregate measure of a team’s goal scored subtracted by goals against throughout the season. It can be a big factor in breaking ties in the La Liga title race and La Liga table in general. The first tiebreaker is head-to-head points, followed by head-to-head goal difference. If teams can’t be separated by the first two, general goal difference comes into play.
These aren’t the only soccer team stats used for betting. A team’s record against the goal line, SU record, and home/away record are all important. Clean sheets are a useful measure to assess a defense and goalkeeper, and cards are worth tracking for suspension purposes. Check out the latest La Liga news and betting analysis.
La Liga 2 - Segunda Division
La Rosa Liga 2, also known as the Segunda Division, is the second-tier Spanish soccer league. There are 22 teams in La Liga 2, with seven divisional movements each season. The bottom three teams from La Liga are relegated to La Liga 2 each season.
Meanwhile, the top two La Liga 2 teams and the winner of the promotion playoff take their place each season. La Liga 2’s bottom four teams are relegated to the third-tier Primera Division RFEF. The Primera Division’s two group winners are promoted to La Liga 2, along with the two promotion playoff champions.
La Liga Relegated Teams by Season
In the current chapter of Liga 1’s unfolding journey in the year 2023, there are clubs that have recently descended from the pinnacle of Spanish soccer to embrace the competitive challenge of Liga 2. This transition is known as relegation, a factor that injects an element of unpredictability into the sport we love.
Relegation marks a significant crossroads for a team. It’s a moment that examines their mettle, their ability to strategize effectively, and their capacity to adapt to new circumstances. In the lower tiers of soccer, these relegated teams have an opportunity to come together, brainstorm fresh concepts, and strive to reclaim their position among Liga 1 contenders.
Below are the teams that have transitioned from the grandeur of Liga 1’s stage to the fierce competition of Liga 2, where soccer’s essence is still, if not more, at top level.
- Matchday 33 brought the inevitable for Elche as their defeat against Almeria confirmed their relegation from La Liga.
- Throughout the La Liga season, Elche struggled to find their footing in the league, facing numerous managerial changes and achieving only a handful of wins.
- Their first victory came after 20 matchdays, and their performance remained lackluster. The upcoming summer will require a rebuilding effort for Elche, as several first-team players fell short of expectations.
- The competitive nature of LaLiga2 will test their ability to bounce back.
- Espanyol’s relegation to the second division has been sealed after a draw against Valencia.
- Following the outcome of their match and Cadiz’s victory, Espanyol will find themselves in LaLiga Smartbank next season.
- Despite hoping for a miracle, Espanyol’s survival chances dwindled as they needed a win against Valencia and favorable outcomes in other matches.
- Samu Lino’s equalizer in the 93rd minute sealed their fate, bringing a disheartening end to their season.
- On the final day of La Liga, Real Valladolid faced a 0-0 draw against Getafe, leading to their relegation from the league.
- Six Spanish teams were at risk of relegation, with only a win ensuring safety. However, Valladolid’s efforts fell short, marking the end of their La Liga journey.
- Alongside Espanyol and Elche, Valladolid’s fate was sealed in the relegation zone
The teams that descended from the La Liga, on this 2022-2023 season, and moved into the La Liga 2. Here’s the list of the relegated teams:
- After spending the last three seasons in La Liga, Granada C.F. were relegated in 2021-22. Granada lost just one of their last six matches but were the losers of a four-team relegation battle. Getafe, Mallorca and Cadiz all finished just one point ahead of 18th-place Granada. By some measures, Granada didn’t have an awful season. They managed to score more goals than 11 other teams and had the best goal difference of any relegated team in the last three years.
- Levante had the worst defense in La Liga by a wide margin and finished in 19th place in 2021-22. Only six teams scored more goals than Levante but they conceded close to two goals per game, dooming them to relegation. Levante won five of their last nine La Liga matches but still finished the season four points outside of safety. They lost leading scorer Jose Luis Morales ahead of their first Segunda Division season for six years.
- Alaves scored the fewest goals and had the worst goal difference in La Liga in 2021-22. Usually, that’s a surefire recipe for relegation. Sure enough, Alaves finished in last place and gained just 31 points throughout the season. Thus, their six-season run in La Liga came to an end. Joselu, who scored nearly half of their goals last season, is off to Espanyol.