• Real Sociedad have won two consecutive derbies with Athletic in the league; they have not won three in a row since 1981.
  • The Red-and-Whites have only lost two of their last five league trips to the Anoeta, however (W2 D1).
  • Athletic have already played a game at the Anoeta in La Liga this season, but they did so as the home side (2-0 v Osasuna back on matchday two).
  • The Lions have scored on 11 of their last 13 visits to San Sebastian in the Primera (an average of 1.5 goals per game), although they have failed to score in two of their last three.
  • With two goals apiece, Antonie Griezmann and Carlos Vela scored in both meetings with Bilbao last season.
  • Ernesto Valverde has only lost one of his four Basque derbies as a La Liga manager (W2 D1).
  • Antonie Griezmann has scored 11 league goals this season, his best ever top-flight goals haul.
  • Mikel San José has scored more goals than any other defender in La Liga this season (four).
  • Athletic have only conceded one goal in the final 15 minutes of a game all season; a league-low.
  • Athletic have not recorded more points after 17 games of a La Liga season than they have this campaign since 1955/56, while Real Sociedad last enjoyed a better start in 2003/04.