• Real Madrid have won 15 of their last 16 league meetings with Athletic, only losing once in this run (0-1 in 2010 at the old San Mames).
  • The Whites have won eight successive games against Bilbao at the Bernabeu in La Liga; they have never won nine in a row against them on home soil.
  • Three of Real Madrid’s last four home games against the Lions have ended in 5-1 wins.
  • Only against Getafe (seven) has Cristiano Ronaldo scored more La Liga goals at the Bernabeu than against Athletic (six).
  • Gorka Iraizoz has conceded more goals from the penalty spot to Cristiano Ronaldo (four) than any other La Liga keeper, but is also one of only three to save one from the Portuguese winger.
  • Athletic have only received two yellow cards this season; a league-low (Ander and Laporte).
  • Karim Benzema has scored in two successive league games; he has not beaten this record in a single campaign since 2010/11 (four consecutive games scoring).
  • Ernesto Valverde has won three of this four league games against Real Madrid as Athletic manager, including the Basque side’s last victory in the Bernabeu (2-0 in 2005).
  • Of all goalkeepers to make more than five saves this season, Diego Lopez has the best save percentage (85%).
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has had a league-high 20 shots without scoring this season.
  • Mesut Ozil has created a league-high 10 chances this season but is yet to register his first assist.