• Espanyol have gone five games without defeat against Bilbao in La Liga (W3 D2), their last defeat coming back in 2010 at the old San Mames (2-1).
  • The Lions have not won away at Espanyol since 1998 (D5 L10), when Julen Guerrero earned them a 1-0 win.
  • The Catalan side have kept two consecutive clean sheets in La Liga; they have not kept three in a row since January 2012.
  • Javier Aguirre’s side are one of only five remaining unbeaten sides in La Liga.
  • The last time Athletic had nine points after four league games was back in 2009/10, when Joaquin Caparros was in charge.
  • The Basque side have lost just one of their last six away league games (W2 D3) and that came in the Bernabeu.
  • Espanyol have scored the lowest percentage of goals in the first-half this term (17%).
  • Together with Atletico, Athletic have enjoyed goals from a joint-league-high seven different players this season.
  • Ernesto Valverde has only won one of his six games against former club Espanyol as a La Liga manager (D3 L2).