Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla
Spanish La Liga
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019
Kick-Off at 15:15 UK / 16:15 CET
Venue: San Mames Barria (Bilbao).
Sevilla lost ground on reigning champions Barcelona at the very top of the standings with a run of four draws in past five league affairs.
Los Rojiblancos are now seven points shy of runaway leaders and will be desperate to return to winning ways on Sunday afternoon when they travel to the Basque County to take on Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria.
Claiming a three-pointer there will by no means be an easy task for the team led by Pablo Machin. The Lions may sit on the brink of the red zone, but they will head into this with an improved confidence after a thread of three wins and two draws in past five games across competitions.
Gaizka Garitano managed to instill the winning mentality into Bilbao since taking charge of the bench in December. The team picked up a 1-2 victory over Celta Vigo on Monday to make a bright start to the year. Goals came from Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams who are both going to be a massive threat to Tomas Vaclik on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Head-to-head
Sevilla were more successful historically as they lead the head to head tie by 9 wins coming into 49th encounter with the Lions.
None of past three head to head matches saw goals scored at both ends.
All of last five H2H games saw home teams snatching wins (Bilbao 3 and Sevilla 2).
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Prediction
Sevilla are unbeaten in last seven fixtures across competitions, but they won just one of last five in La Liga. Each of their four draws in past five league affairs ended with the same 1-1 scoreline. Punters who’d like to chase big longshots can go for the 1-1 correct score bet at the odds of 6.00 here.
The draw is generally the most likable of three outcomes here in our opinion. Both teams will enter the game in high spirits and we can hardly see someone to make a difference here.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla: Bet Tips
BTTS @ 1.75 (3/4)
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5).