• If Real Sociedad lose this game and Villarreal & Athletic both win, they will definitely finish in 7th place this season.
  • The Basque team are winless against Malaga at home since April 2013 (D2 L1).
  • Real Sociedad have always needed to score at least two goals to defeat the Andalusian side in the top-flight in San Sebastian.
  • Málaga have won four La Liga games in a row for the first time since January 2016 under Javi Gracia, scoring an overall of 11 goals (2.8 per game).
  • Malaga have only won one of their last eight league trips to Basque Country (D4 L3) - at Ipurua in January 2016 (2-1).
  • Real have gone four league games unbeaten in a row (W3 D1 L0). If they don’t lose this game they would equal their best undefeated run in La Liga this season.
  • Sandro has scored in his last four league appearances (five goals) - the last Malaga player to score in 5+ games in a row was Baptista in May 2011 (six games).
  • Recio scored and assisted in a single game for the first time in La Liga on the last matchday.
  • Juanmi - who scored once in the reverse fixture vs his ex-team - has netted seven of the last 14 Real Sociedad La Liga goals at Anoeta.
  • Michel has never defeated Real Sociedad as manager in the top-flight (D1 L3).