• Athletic have won three and drawn six of their last 11 league meetings with Malaga, losing just twice.
  • Malaga have drawn six league games against Bilbao since the start of the 2008/09 season; more than against any other side.
  • Athletic only won one of their final four home meetings with Malaga at the old San Mames, but that was their biggest ever victory against the Andalusian side (3-0).
  • Gaizka Toquero’s final league goal at the old San Mames came in that 3-0 victory over Malaga in 2012.
  • The Lions’ last seven league goals against Malaga have all arrived in the second-half.
  • Athletic have claimed 15 points from losing positions on home soil this term; the most of all La Liga sides.
  • If they win in the San Mames, Malaga will equal their best ever run of consecutive away wins in La Liga since reformation (four, set in 2004/05).
  • Aritz Aduriz has scored seven of Athletic’s last 10 league goals.
  • Nourredine Amrabat has directly participated in more away goals than any other Malaga player in La Liga this season (one goal, four assists).