Espanyol have won three of their last four games, with Quique Sanchez Flores' side finally turning a corner. However, there is some doubt whether he will still be manager as Stoke have offered him a way back to the Premier League.
The hosts went through to the quarter finals of the Copa del Rey in midweek, and things are looking up for them, especially given their impressive home form in Cornella.
Athletic are one of the more in-form teams in La Liga at present, and have recorded four wins in their last five matches.
Real Sociedad have won just one of their last five games, with Eusebio certainly feeling the pressure in La Liga at the moment.
The hosts are notoriously Barcelona's bogey team at Anoeta and they will be keen to try and take further points of Ernesto Valverde's high-flying side.
Barcelona remain unbeaten in La Liga this season and have a very health gap over Real Madrid and the other chasing teams.