• Malaga are unbeaten in nine meetings with Athletic at La Rosaleda (W6 D3), with three of their last four victories ending 1-0.
  • The Red-and-Whites have not won at La Rosaleda in the league since 2001 (2-1); the last occasion that both Julen Guerrero and Joseba Etxeberria found the net.
  • Bernd Schuster’s side have only won one of their last seven league games (D2 L4); though that was their last home game (3-2 v Betis).
  • Athletic have not drawn any of their six away league games this season (W2 L4); Malaga are yet to draw on home soil (W3 L3).
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side have scored seven headed goals this term; a joint-high with Valladolid.
  • Mikel Rico has scored three goals from just four shots on target in La Liga this term.
  • Bernd Schuster’s side have scored just one goal from a set piece situation this season; a joint-low with Barcelona.
  • The Lions have conceded just one goal in the final 15 minutes of a game this season; a joint-low with Getafe.
  • Athletic’s substitutes have scored a league-high seven goals this season; Malaga are one of only two sides (with Getafe) for whom a replacement is yet to find the net.