Two of La Liga’s hardest-to-beat teams go head-to-head when Athletic Club host Villarreal on Saturday at 8pm (UK time).
Though they sit ninth and 12th in the table, respectively, both sides have lost just one game each so far this season, with draws proving their undoing.
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Where to watch Athletic Club vs Villarreal on TV:
- UK: La Liga TV
- US: ESPN+
Athletic Club vs Villarreal previous line-ups & injury news:
- Athletic Club (1-0 vs Alaves): Simon; Lekue, Vivian, Martinez, Balenziaga; Berenguer, D. Garcia, Vencedor, Munain; Williams, R. Garcia.
- Villarreal (1-4 vs Young Boys): Rulli; Foyth, Albiol, Torres; Pino, Parejo, Capoue, Coquelin, Alfonso; Moreno, Danjuma.
Yuri Berchiche and Peru Nolaskoain have had operations and are now sidelined long-term. Unai Nunez is a doubt with an ankle injury.
Boulaye Dia has been absent for Villarreal’s last two games and remains a doubt here, as is Raul Albiol who had to be stretchered off against Young Boys after taking a shot to the face.
Athletic Club vs Villarreal: Five key stats…
- Villarreal coach Unai Emery is winless in his last four trips to Athletic in La Liga, losing three of them (D1), after winning in the previous three.
- Athletic have lost just one of their last nine home games against Villarreal in La Liga (W4 D4), a 0-3 defeat in September 2018.
- Yeremi Pino has been involved in Villarreal’s last three away goals in LaLiga (1 goal, 2 assists).
- Raúl García has scored the winning goal in Athletic’s last two La Liga wins at San Mamés against Villarreal — in November 2016 and March 2020, both 1-0.
- No side has lost fewer La Liga games this season than Athletic Club and Villarreal, who have only suffered one defeat each. That leaves them level with Real Sociedad, Real Madrid, Sevilla, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, who are all placed seventh or above in the table.
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