• Almeria have only won two of their nine league meetings with Athletic (D2 L5), and only one of them came on home soil (2-1 in 2009).
  • The Lions have scored in all nine previous league clashes with Almeria (22 times in total).
  • Athletic won 6-1 in this season’s reverse fixture against Almeria; their biggest victory at the new San Mames.
  • Verza has scored more penalties than any other La Liga player this season (seven); the last Spaniard to net more in a campaign was David Villa in 2008/09 (eight).
  • Almeria have the opportunity to equal their longest ever La Liga winning run (four); set by Unai Emery’s side in 2007/08.
  • If they win this game, Athletic will set a new record for most points for a team finishing fourth in a 20-team La Liga season (72).
  • Almeria have won more penalties this season than in any previous top-flight campaign (nine).
  • Athletic have scored a league-high 18 headed goals this term; their record for headed goals in a season with Fernando Llorente playing is 19 in 2011/12.
  • The Lions have gained a league-high 21 points from losing positions this term.