Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla
BETTING & MATCH PREVIEW
On Sunday afternoon, Athletic Bilbao host Sevilla at San Mames, as the visitors attempt to stay in the race for the Spanish top-flight title.
Athletic Bilbao are enduring a difficult campaign in La Liga, sitting just one point and place above La Liga’s relegation zone. However, the home side are showing signs of recovery of late, as they are now four matches unbeaten, having recorded two wins and two draws.
Last time out in La Liga, Athletic recorded a much-needed 2-1 victory at Celta Vigo. The match was a rare high scoring match involving the home side this season, whose games have tended to be low scoring.
Athletic have struggled for wins at San Mames in La Liga of late, recording just one win in eight league outings. However, they are unbeaten in four home games in the league, even if three of the unbeaten games have finished all square.
Their recent home games in the league have been low scoring, with under 2.5 goals scored in their last four league outings.
Sevilla are currently third place in La Liga, seven points behind reigning champions and league leaders Barcelona. The Andalucian’s are nine games unbeaten in La Liga but have drawn too many games of late, with four of their last five league matches ending all square.
Pablo Machin’s team have been poor away from home of late, failing to win in five matches on their travels in La Liga. However, they have drawn their last four away games in the Spanish top-flight.
The home side look set to be without Mikel Rico, Alex Remiro and Inigo Lekue due to injury. Meanwhile, the visitors are likely to be without full-back Aleix Vidal and midfielder Maxime Gonalons.