• Athletic have only won one of their last four league meetings with Elche, however that was their most recent one and the only game in this run in which they scored (D1 L2).
  • Elche played 19 league games at the old San Mames without a single victory (D5 L14); this will be their first game at the new San Mames.
  • Elche are the only current La Liga team to have never won an away game against Athletic Bilbao.
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side are unbeaten on home soil this season, winning four and drawing one.
  • Los Ilicitanos have won their last two away league games; they have never won three away league games on the trot in the Primera.
  • Elche have won the same number of away games this season as they managed in each of their last two Primera campaigns in total (84/85 and 88/89).
  • Mikel Rico has scored two home goals for Bilbao already this season; he only scored one goal at Los Carmenes in his entire spell with Granada.
  • Alberto Botia has received a league-high six yellow cards this season; he was Sevilla’s most booked player last term (11).
  • Markel Susaeta has made more assists than any other Athletic Bilbao player since his debut in 2007/08 (30).