Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Soccer Betting Tips
Is the San Mamés a red cloth for Sevilla?
After a year in the Europa League, Sevilla should definitely be back in the Champions League next season. Looking at the table in Spain, it becomes clear that the starting position of the Andalusians four games before the end is quite comfortable. The fourth in the table is six points ahead of the fifth.
The men of coach Julen Lopetegui want to take the possibly already decisive step late Thursday evening. The odds of the best bookmakers indicate a close and competitive duel at eye level. There is no clear favorite and the predicted number of goals also implies an exciting game.
Since we place the chances for both clubs at around 50:50, it seems to us the most sustainable to play the tip for the home win between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla. Even on the two-way market (Draw No Bet), odds beyond 2.00 are offered. One of the arguments for the Basques is the fact that they only once lost out in the current season at home and also represent the best defense with only ten goals conceded.
Athletic Bilbao – Statistics & current form
Athletic Bilbao still has every chance of participating in international business in the final sprint. In LaLiga, Bilbao takes the chase role because the Basques are ninth, three points short of seventh.
However, anyone who believes that coach Gaizka Garitano’s team focuses exclusively on winning the first national title since 1984 has been deceived after the restart. With three wins and two draws and two bankruptcies, the record after the compulsory break is quite impressive, especially when you consider that the two defeats against FC Barcelona and Real Madrid came about and were 0-1 at most.
Athletic Bilbao difficult to beat at home
How difficult it was to beat the Basques at home became clear again at the weekend when a penalty converted by Sergio Ramos gave the leader the three points. From the remaining three home games after the interruption, the Red and Whites have now posted seven points and expanded the home balance, which is strong, to nine wins, four draws and four defeats.
As fifth of the home table, whose defeats in their own stadium were all unfortunate and who defeated FC Barcelona at home and scored a point against Atletico Madrid, it is therefore in our eyes not at all too daring to make a prediction of Bilbao between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla . This does not change the fact that central defender Àlvarez and Raul Garcia are injured or suspended on Thursday, two key players.
Probable lineups of Athletic Bilbao:
Simon – Yuri, Martinez, Nunez, Capa – Lopez, D. Garcia – Cordoba, Munian, Marcos – Williams
Last games from Athletic Bilbao:
07/05 2020 Athletic Bilbao 0 – 1 Real Madrid
07/01 2020 Valencia 0-2 Athletic Bilbao
06/27 2020 Athletic Bilbao 3 – 1 Mallorca
06/23 2020 Barcelona 1 – 0 Athletic Bilbao
06/20 2020 Athletic Bilbao 1 – 0 Real Betis
Sevilla – Statistics & current form
After we already wrote at Athletic Bilbao of a good balance after the restart, this naturally also applies to Sevilla FC. The Andalusians have remained unbeaten in seven La Liga games since mid-June, but only celebrated three victories during this period. Nevertheless, the latest results were enough to take pole position in the battle for the final Champions League spot.
With a six point lead four game days before the end of the season, not much should burn. But watch out! Since in Spain the direct comparison is drawn in the event of a draw and Sevilla only took one point against the fifth from Villarreal in two games, in the event of a bad final sprint there is still a risk of slipping to fifth place, which in view of the premier class is only due to a title win to be corrected in the Europa League final tournament.
Sevilla with three wins and four draws after the restart
However, the team of coach Lopetegui does not necessarily want to let that matter. Instead, the next big step towards fourth place should be made on Thursday evening. Before the Athletic Bilbao duel against Sevilla, the forecast should take into account that the White-Reds are the second best away team in La Liga and have had eight successes abroad.
After the restart, there was only a three in four guest appearances. With the exception of the 3-0 win against Leganes mentioned, keeper Vaclik always conceded at least one goal in the remaining matches. Twice even two.
Whether the Czech goalkeeper can even participate on Thursday is still in the stars, as he was recently injured in the flattering 1-0 win against Eibar. Otherwise, the former Spanish national coach has hardly any significant losses. A certain rotation cannot be ruled out due to the strict schedule.
Probable lineup of Sevilla:
Bounou – Escudero, Carlos, Kounde, Navas – Banega, Fernando, Jordan – Haddadi, de Jong, Ocampos
Last matches from Sevilla:
07/06 2020 Sevilla 1 – 0 Eibar
06/30 2020 Leganes 0-3 Sevilla
06/26 2020 Sevilla 1 – 1 Real Valladolid
06/22 2020 Villarreal FC 2 – 2 Sevilla
06/19 2020 Sevilla 0 – 0 Barcelona
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Direct comparison
We open the sales to the head-to-head balance with a bang. In fact, the Basques have all won their last nine home games against Sevilla in La Liga. So we have to go back to 2009 in order to be able to write the last Andalusian point win in San Mamés. In general, it is a pairing of home wins. The respective host was last to win in this duel twelve times in a row. It is quite possible that this series will be expanded on Thursday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Soccer Betting Tips
We are looking forward to a real treat in the Spanish La Liga late Thursday evening. Athletic Bilbao meets Sevilla. According to the betting odds, the guests are slightly favored, although it must be noted that the home team has always won in the past twelve La Liga duels.
Consequently, in our eyes it is not an option to place bets on the fourth place, even if he is the second best away team in the league and has not lost since the restart. The picture of the positive Nervionenses yield after the forced break has to be relativized anyway, since the Lopetegui-Elf could only win three of their seven matches.
Key facts – Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla tips
Bilbao has nine home wins in 17 games and just ten goals conceded
Sevilla won just three of the seven matches after the restart
The last nine games in the Basque Country all went to the home side
The Basques, meanwhile, lost two matches after the interruption, but presented themselves very strongly in the 0-1 defeats against Barcelona and Real Madrid. In general, the home record with nine wins in 17 matches is very good. The outstanding defensive is also an argument to justify the tip on home win between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
Betting Tips: Draw-no-bet: Athletic Bilbao
LaLiga – Upcoming Matches
⚽ 07/09 2020 Eibar – Leganes
⚽ 07/09 2020 Mallorca – Levante
⚽ 07/09 2020 Athletic Bilbao – Sevilla
⚽ 07/10 2020 San Sebastian – Granada
⚽ 07/10 2020 Real Madrid – Deportivo Alaves
⚽ 07/11 2020 Osasuna Pamplona – Celta Vigo
⚽ 07/11 2020 Real Valladolid – Barcelona
⚽ 07/11 2020 Atletico Madrid – Real Betis
⚽ 07/12 2020 Espanyol – Eibar
⚽ 07/12 2020 Levante – Athletic Bilbao