In their last two matches, Athletic Bilbao have beaten Sevilla – home and away in the league and Copa Del Rey. That is just about enough to give them the confidence they need going into this match and having turned their fortunes with a five – match unbeaten run in the league, they will look at this as a winnable game. Having gone winless away from home in La Liga for the entire season, they picked their first win on the road in their last away match, against 17th placed Celta Vigo, that coming after a well worked draw with Champions League contenders Deportivo Alaves. Villarreal on the other hand, are the team with the second least wins in the season, having managed just three wins in the entire campaign and they head to this game winless in their last six while they have managed just one clean sheet in their last 13 league matches. Playing at home, they have picked just one win in 10 league matches. One of their three wins this season came away from home against Athletic Bilbao. Three of the last four meetings between the two sides have produced over 2.5 goals but generally, this have not been a high scoring game in the last seven meetings. In 39 meetings in history, Villarreal have picked 17 wins and Athletic Club 12.