Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla FC Match Analysis and Prediction

Come Sunday the 13th, Athletic Bilbao will be looking for an opportunity to improve their position from the relegation area when they host the Sevilla FC at San Mames. Sevilla seems to be doing well in the La Liga this season as opposed to Athletic Bilbao who is hovering around the most dreaded relegation zone. The odds of this game are more in favor of Sevilla to win as they have had an impressive start into the season so far.

Things do not look impressive for the 17th La Liga table placed, Athletic Bilbao. Maybe this match will proffer them the opportunity to improve their chances. However, if their Copa del Rey 5th round match against Sevilla FC on 10th January 2019 where they were humbled 3-1 is something to go by, then they have an uphill task.

Sevilla FC, on the other hand, is the cup contenders this far at position 3 and nothing can draw them back from this focus. They are holding fingers to win this match and pray for Athletic Madrid to lose Levante earlier on Sunday. This will enable them to ascend to number 2.

Nonetheless, it is not prudent for Sevilla FC to underrate Athletic Bilbao as they will be playing like a wounded lion ready to strike. Their position at the La Liga table plus the defeat Sevilla meted on them on Thursday is not something they have forgotten yet.

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Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla FC Head to Head

The two teams have played each other 32 times so far. Of These, Athletic Bilbao has won 11 matches and lost 18 matches to Sevilla FC. The two have drawn 3 times. On average during these meetings, the teams have averaged 3.2 goals per match. Here is a short look into their last few Primera division heads to head matches:

  • Sevilla 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
  • Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Sevilla
  • Sevilla 1-0 Athletic Bilbao
  • Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Sevilla
  • Athletic Bilbao 3-1 Sevilla
  • Sevilla 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
  • Sevilla 2-0 Athletic Bilbao
  • Athletic Bilbao 1-0 Sevilla

Goals Scored

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Team News

Athletic Bilbao will be playing devoid of some of their key players who are nursing injuries. Players who have been ruled out during the fixture include Yuri Berchiche, Mikel Rico, Raul Garcia and Inigo Lekue. However, there is some relief for Bilbao as Alex Remiro is back in training and is expected to make an appearance in this match.

Sevilla FC will hopefully use the services of Aleix Vidal Parreu who is back after nursing injuries. However, the team will miss the services of Maxime Conalons who is nursing a broken ankle. Also, Daniel Carrico and Franco Vasquez are out due to suspension.

Predictions and Odds

You can get the latest odds here

odds sevilla athletic bilbaoThe two sides have the pressure to perform. Athletic Bilbao is under the pressure to get as far as possible from the relegation zone. The only way to achieve this is starting now. On the other hand, Sevilla are number 3 in the Primera Division. They need to keep the cup within grasp. Any slight slip will put them a distant far from that most coveted silverware. Here are our best bets for the fixture.

  • Athletic Bilbao to win
  • Both teams to score
  • Over 2.5 goals scored
  • Atletico Bilbao scores first

 

 

 

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