One Last Chance for Bilbao
Sevilla already secured a spot in the Group Stage of the UEFA Champions League. Therefore, Los Blanquirrojos will play solely with the intention of saying goodbye to their fans with a victory on Sunday.
On the other hand, Athletic Bilbao must win in order to keep its Conference League hopes alive. Besides winning, Los Leones need some help from Barcelona, which faces Villarreal. Bilbao need the Yellow Submarine not to beat Barcelona.
Sevilla Considerably Better at Home
Sevilla only lost three games when playing on the road but got a draw in 10. On the other hand, they own an 11-6-1 record when playing at home. That loss was against Real Madrid (3-2) and Los Blancos had to overcome a two-goal deficit.
Los Blanquirrojos drew in their last four games. Most recently, they went to Wanda Metropolitano and drew 1-1 to Atletico Madrid. I hope you followed our betting online advice because that was exactly our prediction.
Youssef En-Nesyri scored Sevilla’s goal. This roster is so talented that Rafa Mir, the team’s top scorer, didn’t start in Madrid. Jesus Corona, Jesus Navas and Oliver Torres also came off the bench.
Defensively, we’re talking about the best team in La Liga. In fact, that’s the main reason to consider including them in your soccer picks. No other squad has allowed fewer goals than Sevilla with 30. That’s 0.8 goals per game. Los Blanquirrojos finished with a clean sheet in four of their last 10 games at Sanchez-Pizjuan.
Sevilla could climb to third place with a victory, but they would also need Atletico Madrid to lose or draw against Real Sociedad.
There are no major injuries to report for Sevilla.
Athletic: Another Good Defensive Team
Athletic Bilbao is sitting in eighth place with 55 points, one less than Villarreal. However, Los Leones have allowed less goals (35) than Villarreal (37). In fact, Bilbao has allowed less goals than Real Betis (fifth), Atletico Madrid (third) and Barcelona (second).
Last weekend, Los Leones defeated Osasuna 2-0 with goals from Alex Berenguer and Asier Villalibre. That was their third clean sheet over their last four games. As if that wasn’t enough, the visitors finished with only one shot on target.
That’s why I think Bilbao is one of the most tempting online gambling underdogs for the last fixture, especially at +195. Los Leones are one of the best teams when it comes to playing on the counter-attack. That could be enough to win in Seville.
Overall, Bilbao own a 4-9-5 record when playing on the road. Not the best, but they scored in two of their last three games. Individually, Inaki Williams is the one player you want to focus your attention on. He’s the team’s top scorer with eight goals.
The visitors have no major injuries to report, either.
Sevilla vs Athletic Club Head-to-Head
- Previous Matches: 163
- Sevilla Victories: 68 (238 goals)
- Athletic Bilbao Victories: 65 (254 goals)
- Draws: 30
Sevilla vs Athletic Game Information
- Date: Sunday
- Time: 4 p.m. ET
- Location: Sanchez-Pizjuan, Seville
- Sevilla vs Athletic Live Stream: fuboTV
As expected, the first meeting was a close one. Sevilla went to Bilbao and won 1-0 thanks to a goal from Thomas Delaney. It was a very physical game in which the referee showed seven yellow cards in total.
We’re talking about a very even series, especially over the last 10 meetings. Sevilla owns the slight advantage with a 5-1-4 record.
Sevilla vs Athletic Betting Lines
Sevilla vs Athletic Prediction
Sevilla is the better team, no doubt about it, but Los Blanquirrojos settled for simply finishing in the top four. Don’t get me wrong, they’ll still put up a good fight, but not enough to fulfill their role as betting online favorites. As for the visitors, they’ll have to settle for eighth place, because I’m predicting a draw with the total going under — just like it did in eight of their last 10 encounters.
Score Prediction: Sevilla 1, Athletic Bilbao 1