• Athletic Bilbao have only won one of their last 15 league meetings with Villarreal (D3 L11), conceding at least once in all 15 games.
  • The Yellow Submarine have only lost one of their last six visits to Botxo in the Primera (W4 D1).
  • The side from Bilbao have conceded the first goal in all three games at the new San Mames but have not lost any of them (W2 D1).
  • Marcelino’s side have lost only one of their four away league games this term (W2 D1).
  • Villarreal have won a league-high 128 fouls this term, while Bilbao have committed a league-high 80.
  • As Bilbao manager, Ernesto Valverde has won three of his four meetings with Villarreal in La Liga (L1).
  • Only Barcelona (10) have had more unique goalscorers than Athletic and Villarreal this season (8).
  • Aduriz is the only current Athletic player who has scored on home soil for the Lions against Villarreal in La Liga, doing so back in February 2006.
  • Cani has assisted four of Villarreal’s last five league goals.
  • Giovanni dos Santos has scored four goals in eight league games for Villarreal this season; he is now just two short of his record La Liga goal haul (six in 2012/13, with Mallorca).