Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Preview and Prediction
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga 2016/17
Date: Saturday, 24th September 2016
Kick-Off: 17:30 UK
Venue: San Mames, Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao keen to carry on their good run of form when they welcome a strong Sevilla side to the San Mames on Saturday evening.
With a 2-1 win against Granada on Wednesday, Bilbao have notched up three straight wins in the La Liga. They suffered back-to-back defeats in the opening two matchdays of the new season, one of which was against the defending Champions Barcelona at home.
While Sevilla are unbeaten after 5 matches into the 2016/17 season. They have won in each of their three home matches and drawn their 2 away games. They currently sit 2nd in the league table with a 2 points gap with leaders Real Madrid.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Head-to-Head Stats
Sevilla travelled to Bilbao on the final matchday of the 2015/16 season and returned with a heavy 3-1 defeat. While they won the home leg 2-0 on January 2016.
Bilbao have won in each of their last 6 home matches against Sevilla in the Spanish La Liga.
The last 10 meetings between these two sides at the San Mames in all competitions saw Bilbao winning 8 times and Sevilla 2. One of Sevilla’s 2 wins came in the Europa League quarter final first leg and the other in the 2006 La Liga fixture.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Prediction
Sevilla’s overall away-form remains over the radar after two straight draws from two away games in La Liga this season. The latest came against the minnows Eibar, who finished the match with 9 men. Moreover, they haven’t won a single match on the road since May 2015. And that’s before the start of last season.
While Bilbao with strong home record against Sevilla and their recent three match winning streak emerge as clear favourites to edge this one. Fitness will be a concern for both managers as the two sides will be involved in European Competitions next week. But Sevilla already have at least 5 players in the injury table.
A correct Full Time Score 2-1 in the favour of Bilbao at 8.50 (15/2) is very much a possibility here.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
Both Teams to Score an Bilbao to win at 4.00 (3/1)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.80 (4/5).