• Athletic have won their last four league meetings with Almeria, scoring an average of three goals per game in these victories.
  • The last time the Lions won a league game having been reduced to nine men was against Almeria back in 2010 (1-0).
  • Ernesto Valverde has never beaten Almeria in three games against them as a La Liga manager (D1 L2).
  • Mikel Rico is currently the top scorer for Athletic at the new San Mames (four goals).
  • If they win this game, Athletic will end the first half of the season with as many home wins as they managed in the whole of last season (eight).
  • Almeria have kept three successive league clean sheets, their second best ever run without conceding in the top-flight (six in 2007/08).
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side have gained a league-high 15 points from losing positions this season. Francisco’s side have lost the most from winning positions (12).
  • Only Alvaro Negredo in 2008/09 (four) has scored more penalties for Almeria in a single La Liga season than Verza has this term (three).
  • Gaizka Toquero has had more shots without scoring than any other La Liga striker this term (12).