Athletic Bilbao is presently in ninth place in the table, with 13 points after eight games. So far in the league, they have three victories, four draws, and only one loss. They are coming off a 1-0 win over Alaves in La Liga over the weekend. They’ve played a number of low-scoring games, with an average of under a goal per match and only four goals conceded in eight games. They have a decent home record at the San Mames, having won two, drawn one, and lost one match. Due to the postponement of the match versus Real Madrid, they have had a long rest. Inigo Martinez along with Inaki Williams are the leading goal scorers for them with two goals each, with Iker Muniain leading the assists list with three assists. Asier Villalibre, Aitor Paredes, and Peru Nolaskoain are the only three players who could miss the next clash against Villarreal.
Villarreal began their La Liga campaign with four consecutive draws against Granada, Espanyol, Atletico Madrid, and Mallorca, as well as a win over Elche. They got a mixed bag of results after that. As a result, they are currently in 12th place in La Liga with 11 points from eight games, with two wins, five draws, and a loss. They hold the best away record in the league, having drawn all four of their away games. So far in the league, they have only scored nine goals and conceded five. Villarreal’s leading goal scorer is Arnaut Danjuma, who has four goals to his name. With three assists, Yeremi Pino leads the team in assists. With the exception of Boulaye Dia, Unai Emery has the majority of his players available for selection due to injury.