Zaragoza, Xerez in stalemate
The two bottom clubs in La Liga could only draw in round 18 of La Liga after Real Zaragoza and Xerez played out a goalless draw.
Zaragoza and Xerez are separated by six points and this was a real chance for Xerez to close that gap but the draw meant the spoils were shared and the gap remained six points.
The other team in the relegation zone Tenerife also a managed a one-all draw against Almeria and so stays two points ahead of Zaragoza.
At the top of the table, Barcelona has increased its lead at the top to five points following its 4-nil thrashing of Sevilla and Real Madrid's loss to Athletic Bilbao.
The Barca match was goalless going into half time but after the break Barca scored four to be just four goals shy of a half century of goals this season.
Valencia increased its grip on third place after a 4-1 win over Villareal. Valencia is now just three points behind Real Madrid and five points ahead of Mallorca in fourth.
. After the last round I took at look at the winning trends in La Liga and this week I will take a look at the drawing trends:
|Draw at half time, draw at full time||31||68.9|
|Home team leading at half time, draw at full time||9||20.0|
|Away team leading at half time, draw at full time||5||11.1|