• Real Sociedad have won four of their six league meetings with Malaga since their most recent promotion in 2010 (D1 L1).
  • Malaga have scored exactly twice on each of their last three league trips to the Anoeta but have only won one of those games (0-2 in 2010/11).
  • Carlos Vela has scored in three of the last four league meetings between these sides (three goals).
  • Mounir El Hamdaoui scored a hat-trick and provided an assist on his first league start for Malaga last weekend.
  • Real Sociedad are winless in three league games (D2 L1); their worst run since the start of 2013 so far.
  • With their 5-0 victory over Rayo last weekend, Malaga picked up their biggest league win since 2005 (5-0 v Betis).
  • Claudio Bravo has the best save percentage in La Liga this season (82%), while Willy Caballero has the second best (80%).
  • Vitorino Antunes is one of only two defenders to have provided two (or more) assists this season, alongside Rafita.
  • Bernd Schuster has only lost one of his six meetings with Real Sociedad as a La Liga manager (W3 D2).