• Valencia have scored more goals against Athletic Club than against any other side in their La Liga history (258), though the Basque side have drawn more games at Valencia than at any other away ground (20).
  • Bilbao have only won one of their last 25 trips to Valencia’s stadium (D7 L17); 0-3 in December 2007.
  • Juan Antonio Pizzi is still unbeaten at the Mestalla as Valencia manager (W3 D1); Ernesto Valverde managed an eight game unbeaten run at home with los Che last term (W6 D2).
  • If they win this game, los Rojiblancos will equal their biggest winning run of the campaign (three). If they keep a clean sheet, they will have kept three in a row for the first time since February 2011.
  • Ibai Gomez and Aduriz are the joint-top scoring Spaniards in La Liga in 2014 so far (six goals each).
  • Aduriz comes into this game on the back of a hat-trick against Granada last week; his second hat-trick in La Liga (also v Zaragoza in May 2007).
  • Los Che are without a win in seven league games when Barragan has been missing (D2 L5).
  • The Basque side have conceded a league-low of just three goals in the final 15 minutes of games this season, however four of the last five they have conceded in the Mestalla have come in this period.
  • Fernandez Borbalan has shown more yellow cards to Valencia players than to players of any other side in La Liga (69).
  • Fede has been fouled more frequently than any other regular La Liga player this season (every 21 minutes on average).
  • Only Real Madrid (17) have won more points than Athletic (14) over the second round of La Liga games so far.