• Betis have won three of their last five league meetings with Athletic Bilbao (D1 L1), but only one of those victories was at home (2-1 in 2012).
  • The Lions have won two and lost just one of their last four trips to Seville to face Real Betis in La Liga (D1).
  • Benat, who recorded an assist against his old club in the reverse meeting, has only made three assists for Athletic this season; he made eight for Betis last term.
  • Betis have the opportunity to win successive league games at the Benito Villamarin for the first time since May 2013.
  • Athletic have still not lost successive league games this season.
  • The Green-and-Whites have only scored in two of their last five league games, with Ruben Castro getting all four goals across those two outings.
  • Ernesto Valverde has only won one of his five previous La Liga meetings with Real Betis as Athletic manager (D3 L1).
  • Only Alexis Sanchez (seven) has scored more La Liga goals than Ibai Gomez (six) in 2014.
  • Athletic have scored a joint-high 12 headed goals this season; Betis have conceded an outright-high 17 this way.