• Athletic have gone four games in a row without a victory over Betis (D1 L3); their last victory came back in 2009 when Joaquin Caparros was in charge.
  • The Green-and-Whites won their last two league visits to the old San Mames with an average of four goals per game to their name.
  • Ernesto Valverde;s side attempted 16 shots in their opening match at their new stadium; the most they have had in a game this season.
  • Athletic have the opportunity to win three successive home league games for the first time since February 2011.
  • Betis have only won five points from five games this season; their worst start to a top-flight campaign since promotion two seasons ago.
  • Benat, who has scored for Betis on their last two trips to Bilbao in La Liga, scored his first goal for Athletic in the first game at the new San Mames.
  • Ruben Castro has scored in each of Real Betis’s last three meetings with Athletic.
  • Only one Andalusian side has defeated Athletic Bilbao at their own ground since the start of 2012, but that was Betis themselves (3-5, August 2012).
  • Salva Sevilla has participated in each of Real Betis’s last three league goals this season (two goals, one assist).