Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Match Analysis & Prediction
27/04/2023 11:00 pm
With a spot in next season’s Champions League Qualifiers within reach, Athletic Bilbao look to add three more points to their La Liga total on Thursday at San Mames Barria against Sevilla.
The hosts currently sit in seventh place in the table on 46 points, while Sevilla are placed 12th on 38 points.
With eight matches remaining, Athletic Bilbao trail sixth-placed Villarreal by a point for a place in the Conference League Qualifiers, while they are eight points adrift of fourth-placed Real Sociedad.
Bilbao won their last La Liga match 2-1 at Power Horse Stadium – Estadio de los Juegos Mediterraneos against Almeria, extending their unbeaten run to five games.
At San Mames Barria this season, Athletic Bilbao have recorded seven wins, three draws and five losses in 15 La Liga matches.
Sevilla enter the contest off the back of a 2-1 victory over Villarreal at home, which saw them extend their unbeaten run to four matches, leaving them nine points behind their sixth-placed opponents for a spot in the Conference League Qualifiers.
Los Nervionenses have played on the road 15 times in the league this season, earning 16 points from 45 available through a record of four wins, four draws and seven lossess.
When the two sides last met in La Liga action, they played out a 1-1 draw at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in October, with Oliver Torres and Mikel Vesga scoring for either side in the first and second half respectively.
Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla Head to head
In the 59 previous meetings between these two teams across all competitions, Bilbao have claimed 18 victories while Sevilla have won 28, and they have drawn in 13. Sevilla have scored 84 goals and conceded 65 in the process.
31/10/2020Athletic Bilbao2Sevilla1La Liga
03/05/2021Sevilla0Athletic Bilbao1La Liga
11/12/2021Athletic Bilbao0Sevilla1La Liga
22/05/2022Sevilla1Athletic Bilbao0La Liga
08/10/2022Sevilla1Athletic Bilbao1La Liga
Athletic Bilbao Team News
Athletic Bilbao are expected to line up in a 4-2-3-1 formation, which will see Inaki Williams, Oihan Sancet and Nico Williams start behing lone striker Gorka Guruzela.
Yuri Berchiche, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez and Oscar de Marcos would be tasked to shield Unai Simon in goal.
Athletic Bilbao's Last 5 Matches
01/04/2023Athletic Bilbao0Getafe0La Liga
04/04/2023Athletic Bilbao1Osasuna1Copa del Rey
08/04/2023Espanyol1Athletic Bilbao2La Liga
15/04/2023Athletic Bilbao2Real Sociedad0La Liga
22/04/2023Almeria1Athletic Bilbao2La Liga
Sevilla Team News
Sevilla are also likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Rafael Mir likely to start as the lone striker.
Suso, Oliver Torres and Bryan Gil would start just behind Mir, with Pape Gueye and Ivan Rakitic expected to feature in midfield.
Sevilla's Last 5 Matches
07/04/2023Sevilla2Celta Vigo2La Liga
13/04/2023Manchester United2Sevilla2Europa League
20/04/2023Sevilla3Manchester United0Europa League
Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla: Odds and Predictions
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