• Athletic have only won one of their last 23 league meetings with Barcelona (D7 L15); 3-1 in May 2006 with Iraola on the scoresheet.
  • The Basque giants have conceded at least one goal in each of their last 15 home league meetings with Barcelona.
  • Barcelona will play their first game in Athletic’s new stadium; their first ever trip to the old San Mames in La Liga ended in a 5-1 defeat.
  • Alexis Sanchez, who has scored in four of his last five league appearances, was the last Barcelona player to score in the old San Mames.
  • Athletic have conceded just 5% of their goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season; a league-low. Barca have conceded 50% of their goals in this period; a league-high.
  • Valverde’s side have won a league-high 14 points from losing positions this season; 11 of them on home soil.
  • The Lions have only played one league game on a Sunday at their new stadium so far, drawing 1-1 against Valencia.
  • Neymar has won more fouls than any other player in La Liga this season (46); an average of 3.83 per game.
  • Athletic have scored a league-high seven headed goals this season.
  • Seven of Barcelona’s 10 previous league meetings with sides managed by Ernesto Valverde have ended level (W1 L2).
  • Cesc Fabregas has participated in six of Barcelona’s last 10 league goals (four goals, two assists).