• Athletic have won more games (67) and scored more goals (272) against Espanyol than against any other side in their top-flight history.
  • The Basque side are without a win in six league meetings with Espanyol (D2 L4).
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side are unbeaten in five league games (W3 D2); they have not gone six or more without defeat since 2011 (eight).
  • The Catalans are winless in four away league games (D2 L2), only scoring in one of these games (2-2 at Valencia).
  • Athletic have scored a league-high nine headed goals on home soil this season, with six different players finding the net this way.
  • Ernesto Valverde has only won one of his seven meetings with Espanyol as a La Liga manager (D3 L3), though this was in his first spell with Athletic.
  • The Red-and-Whites have conceded just three goals in the final 15 minutes this term; a league-low.
  • Aduriz has already equalled his record number of assists in a single La Liga campaign this term (seven, also achieved in 2008/09 with Mallorca).
  • Sergio Garcia has participated in seven of los Periquitos’ 11 away league goals this term (five goals, two assists).
  • Only Athletic (19) have taken more points with goals scored in the second-half than Espanyol (13) this season.