• Athletic Bilbao have won five of their last six league clashes with Osasuna, the last two both finishing 1-0.
  • The Lions have won five successive home league games against the side from Pamplona and are just one away from their best ever run of home wins against them (six).
  • Osasuna have scored just one goal in their last six trips to Bilbao in La Liga combined, and that was from the penalty spot (Nekounam in 2011).
  • Benat made his first assist for Athletic against Valladolid in gameweek one on debut for the Basque side.
  • Osasuna skipper Patxi Punal scored the first goal from outside the area in this La Liga season against Granada last week.
  • On the last three occasions Osasuna lost their opening La Liga game, they followed it up with defeat in their second clash.
  • Valverde’s side are one of just two (with Villarreal) not to see a single player booked on the opening day.
  • Markel Susaeta, who scored the first Bilbao goal this season, was also the last player to score for Athletic against Osasuna.
  • No player made more crosses on the opening week of La Liga than right-sided Osasuna man Marc Bertran (13)