• Barcelona have won their last nine home league meetings with Athletic; their best ever home run against the Basque side.
  • Athletic will be hoping to become the first side to do the double over Barca in La Liga this term.
  • Ernesto Valverde has drawn four of his five previous league games at the Camp Nou as a manager (L1).
  • The Catalans have won 30 of their last 31 home league games, losing only to Valencia in this run (2-3).
  • The side from Bilbao are unbeaten in seven away league games (W3 D4); their last defeat came at Real Sociedad back in January (2-0).
  • Barcelona have already lost two games to Basque sides this season; the first time this has happened since 2001/02 (Athletic and Alaves); the last season Athletic Club won at the Nou Camp.
  • Only on two previous occasions have Bilbao had 62 or more points after 33 league games (assuming three points for a win); these two seasons were also their two most recent title-winning campaigns (82/83 and 83/84).
  • Athletic have scored a league-high 17 headed goals this term, while Barca have conceded a league-high 30% of their goals to corners.
  • Lionel Messi (17) and Aritz Aduriz (12) have scored more goals than any other La Liga players in 2014 so far.
  • Aduriz, scorer of nine of his side’s last 13 league goals, has scored more times this term than in any other previous top-flight campaign (15).