Will Athletic Club’s excellent form continue in the first La Liga game back after the internationals?
Last time out, Ernesto Valverde’s team beat Rayo Vallecano in a five-goal thriller at home.
Oihan Sancet on target, as were the two Williams brothers, Iñaki and Nico, the latter bagging his first-ever La Liga goal.
This means Athletic Club have now won four of their last five, scoring four away to both Cádiz and Elche in this period.
So, the Lions kick off in fourth place, looking to go within two points of the leaders ahead of the rest of the weekend’s fixtures.
Newly-promoted Almería would also settle for their current position, sat 16th after six matches.
Rubi’s team did beat Sevilla at the end of August, but then lost all three matches in September, all by the same 1-0 scoreline.
The most recent of those, coming against Mallorca at Son Moix, a bitterly disappointing result for los Rojiblancos.
So, a home win seems likely at San Mamés.