• If they win their respective qualifiers, Athletic and Real Sociedad will both play in Europe next term for only the fourth season (82/83, 88/89, 98/99).
  • The side from Bilbao have lost their last three league derbies against Real Sociedad.
  • On home soil, Athletic have only lost one of their last nine in the league against the side from Donostia (W7 D1), but that was last season (1-3).
  • Ernesto Valverde’s side have lost just two of their 18 home league games this season (W13 D3), scoring in all of them.
  • The last time these sides met on week 37 of the season, Real Sociedad won 3-1 away from home (2001).
  • Arrasate’s side are unbeaten in three away league games (W1 D2); their best away run of the season.
  • Ander Herrera has scored in his last two league outings; he has never scored in three in a row in La Liga.
  • Carlos Vela has participated in six of Real Sociedad’s last eight league goals (four goals, two assists).
  • Only Real Madrid (165) and Barcelona (144) have had more shots on target at home than Athletic this season (113).