Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Prediction & Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla LaLiga Prediction by LeagueLane

Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 11 December 2021
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
Venue: Estadio San Mamés.

Sevilla will be disappointed with themselves. All they needed was a win against minnows Salzburg the last match-day in the CL to make it to the knockouts.

However, they were reduced to ten men on the pitch due to a red card, and they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat. And thus will have to take part in the Europa.

By all means, they will be desperate to make amends, and we can expect a fierce performance this Saturday at the Estadio San Mamés.

Chances for a Sevilla win is even higher, considering that their opponents Bilbao are going through a long, struggling stretch of performances.

Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for Bilbao.
  • However, Sevilla had recorded five of the last nine overall wins.
  • Since 2014, only twice have the guests kept clean sheets at this stadium.
  • The latest match-up at this stadium had ended in a 2-1 win for the hosts.

Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla Prediction & Analysis

Bilbao were held to a goalless draw the last match-day on the road, by the 19th placed Getafe. They are also on a seven-game winless run, and have failed to score in four of their past five games.

On the other hand, Sevilla registered a 1-0 win at home the last game week in the league, against Villarreal. They were also unbeaten in 10 of their past 13 fixtures. Two of these three defeats had come in the Champions League, while the third had come against Real Madrid.

Considering these observations, as well as the defensive prowess of Sevilla, expect a win for them this Saturday.

However, note that Bilbao are at home, and in spite of all of their issues, they too have a great defense. Likely, expect a low-scoring affair this weekend at the Estadio San Mamés.

Key Stats for Betting

  • Sevilla are placed second in the table, trailing only behind Real Madrid. Do note that they also have a game in hand.
  • Only three other teams have conceded more goals than them in the entire competition – Real Madrid, Atleti, and Betis.
  • Meanwhile, Bilbao have won just four times all through the league campaign, and they have scored the same number of goals as that of the dead-last placed Levante.
  • Bilbao and Sevilla have been the best defensive teams in the whole of the Spanish top flight this season. Both have conceded just 11 goals apiece, and everyone else has conceded more.

Tips for Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla

  • Draw No Bet: Sevilla @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Correct Score: 1-0 Sevilla @ 8.00 (7/1).