• Athletic have only lost one of their last nine league meetings with Valladolid (D2), scoring exactly twice in eight of these nine games.
  • Indeed, Athletic’s last four home league wins over Valladolid have all been by the same scoreline: 2-0.
  • Athletic have not been shown a single yellow card in three of their last four league meetings with the side from Castilla.
  • Markel Susaeta has scored more goals against Real Valladolid than any other side in La Liga (four).
  • JIM have never drawn a league game against Athletic Bilbao (W3 L2), whilst Ernesto Valverde has never drawn one against Valladolid (W3 L4).
  • Athletic won as many home games in the first half of this season as they managed in the entire 2012/13 campaign (eight).
  • On the last occasion Athletic had 36 or more points after 19 games (assuming three for a win) in La Liga, they went on to win the league (83/84).
  • Real Valladolid have failed to score in their last two league games; they have not gone three without a goal since April 2010 (four).
  • Athletic’s defenders have scored more goals than those of any other side this term (seven).