Sevilla will welcome Athletic Bilbao to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Friday for a game of the 19th round in La Liga. Both sides are in the upper half of the standings, with Sevilla sitting on 3rd position with 34 points, while their next opponents from Bilbao are down at 7th with six points less.
Sevilla ended 2019 with two back-to-back victories and prior to that, the side was on a run of two consecutive defeats and were winless in 3 games. Only one of their last 5 outings produced over 2.5 goals, while two saw them both to score. In the previous game at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Villarreal became the first team in 9 games to leave with all 3 points.
When is the Sevilla VS Athletic Bilbao clash?
Event: 2019-20 La Liga
Game: Sevilla VS Athletic Bilbao
Date: 4 January, Saturday
Location: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, Sevilla
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According to bet365, the betting odds of Sevilla VS Athletic Bilbao clash is fixed as:
Sevilla – 1.61
Athletic Bilbao – 5.75
Draw – 3.80
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Sevilla won the first meeting with Athletic Bilbao of the current campaign with a 2-0 score at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. The two sides met 4 times in 2019, with each of them winning twice, but Sevilla managed to eliminate Athletic Bilbao from Copa Del Rey. No draw has been registered in the 15 previous H2H clashes between these sides and it would be the least possible outcome of this fixture too. And just one of the last five encounters featured over 2.5 goals and another one witnessed goals at both ends.
Sevilla’s loss in their last La Liga home game saw their 5 game unbeaten run at home come to an end, with 4 of those fixtures producing under 2.5 goals, whoever scores the opener here could take control of the game. Despite winning just one of their 9 La Liga fixtures away from home, Athletic Bilbao have lost just one of their last 8 league games. Notably, if they lose here, it will likely be ‘to-nil’ as Los Leones have failed to score in 7 of their last 8 away league losses.
Head to Head
Of all their previous meetings in La Liga, the hosting side have emerged as winners in almost every game. Sevilla have notably won 3 fixtures out of their last 5 clashes against Athletic Bilbao. Although the visitors have established themselves as one of the best defending side in the competition, their offense lacks perseverance and they are winless over the last 3 games. Winning the odds, Sevilla have maintained their reputation in the league by winning essential games despite their mixed form.
Los Nervionenses VS Los Leones
Alongside Barcelona and Real Madrid, the hosts have a higher reputation in the competition’s history of teams that have never been relegated from the La Liga. The Los Nervionenses have lived up to their name in the current season as they take up the 3rd spot just after Barcelona and Real Madrid. As for Athletic Bilbao, they lost just one of their previous 10 matches in all competitions and are currently undefeated in the last 3. Two of their last five encounters featured over 2.5 goals, while only a single one witnessed goals at both ends. The team is on a run of not conceding in their last 3 outings and they remain hopeful of winning this game on Saturday.
Expect a slow start to this game though, as Sevilla’s La Liga home fixtures have averaged just 0.50 total first-half goals this term, in comparison to 1.63 in the second half. Since the visitors have also been a dormant side in the league, this clash will testify as to who holds the strongest defense in the competition and has mastered the art of perseverance. Although it could be an interesting clash with a gradual start, the hosts are the favorites to win this clash.