Ath Bilbao – Sevilla PREDICTION & TIPS
Athletic Club and Sevilla measure forces in San Mamés Barria, in a match for the 8th day of the First Division. At this stage, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which has 4 wins and 1 loss in the last 5 games. In fact, the last time these two teams disputed a game in this stadium was in 24-09-2016, in a party for the First Division that finished with the victory of Athletic Club by (3-1). The goals of the match were scored by San José (26 ‘), Balenziaga (66’) and Aduriz (90 ‘) for Athletic Club, and S. Nasri (55’) for Sevilla. In this match the house factor can be decisive, since the Sevilla presents considerable differences in its results at home and as a visitor.
After 2 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses, the home team is currently in 13th place with 8 points won. In his last game, he lost with Valencia away by (3-2), after in the previous match to have tied for (3-3) away, in a match against Malaga. This is a team that presents similar results at home and abroad, so it is not usually affected by the home factor, since in the last 30 games it has 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In their last 10 games at home Athletic Club has 4 wins, 3 draws and 3 losses.
For this competition, he has not won for the last 4 games. His attack has marked regularly, since he scored goals in 5 of the last 7 matches for this competition. In 11 games, he only managed 1 comeback in all 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Athletic Bilbao is going through a difficult time in La Liga, because it did not win 4 games ago, in which it accumulated 3 losses and 1 tie and goes in search of a recovery to move away of the zone of descent. The home team is characterized by a medium defense and attack, having scored 9 goals, being the ninth worst attack of the competition, and suffered 9 goals, having the eighth most solid defense, being necessary a better performance of the systems offensive and defensive to get to fight higher in the classification. Athletic Bilbao conquered only 44% of the points, comes from a defeat against Atletico Madrid and needs to be more regular against their fans, even if it is the fifth team that conceded the least goals at home in the league. For the confrontation with Sevilla, coach José Ángel Ziganda will not be able to count on Iker Muniain, due to a knee injury.
After 5 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss, the visiting team is currently in 2nd place with 16 points won. In their last game, they won at home (2-0), after in the previous game to have lost out in a match against Atletico Madrid by (2-0). This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 6 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 10 wins and 5 draws in his stadium. In the last 10 matches played as a visitor for all competitions, Sevilla won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their defense has been very solid, having only conceded goals in 2 of the last 7 games, and their attack has marked regularity, as he scored goals in 6 of the last 7 games for this competition. This is a team that usually scores many times first: opened the scoring in 10 of their last 12 games, out of these 10 reached the break in lead in 2 and managed to maintain the lead until the end of the 90 ‘in 8.
Sevilla are having an excellent performance in La Liga, have won 5 of the last 6 matches and want to maintain the good phase to continue in the fight between the first classified. The big secret for the big campaign so far has been the solid defensive system, having suffered only 3 goals and is the second most solid defense of the competition, while the attack has been presented in a reasonable way and is the ninth best, with 9 goals scored, needing a better performance of his offensive sector. In Sevilla’s game, Sevilla won 2 of the 3 matches they played in the national championship, but scored only 2 goals in those games, being the fourth worst attack as a visitor among the 20 La Liga teams. For the confrontation with Athletic Bilbao, the coach Eduardo Berizzo will not be able to count on the defenders Nicolas Pareja and Daniel Carriço, both by injury.
Ath Bilbao – Sevilla – Our prediction
This confrontation tends to be less animated, considering that it faces two teams with attacks that have not yet found the best form in the Spanish Championship and that have found some difficulty to balance the networks, being that both scored 9 goals in 7 games and are the ninth worst attack of the competition.
Ath Bilbao – Sevilla FREE TIPS
Ath Bilbao – Sevilla – Draw @ 3.30
Both teams to score / YES @ 1.85
Under 2.5 Goals @ 1.90