Athletic club hopes to turn things in their favour as they travel away from home to face Sevilla in the return leg of the UEFA Europa League Quarter Finals.
The 1-2 home defeat has caused Bilbao more woes than good leaving them with almost a no hope situation, meanwhile Sevilla will be hoping to build on their away win to back-up with their strong unbeaten home run finish off the tie on Thursday night. Moreover, Sevilla are a team with an excellent record in Europa League in recent seasons.
Sevilla are in a superb form in the Uefa Europa League, they have won 12 of their last 15 matches, their attackers are also not goal shy as they have score at least 2 goals in their last 11 matches.
Athletic club have failed to win 4 of their last 5 games in all competitions, but have won 3 of their last 5 away games.
Athletic Bilbao: Team News
Sabin Merino will miss out via injury, while Aduriz will play upfront.
Predicted Line up (4-2-3-1): Iraizoz – Bóveda, Lekue, Marcos, Etxeita – Iturraspe, Rico – García, Muniain, Susaeta – Aduriz
Sevilla: Team News
The manager would likely go with a 4-4-2 formation with Gameiro partnering Llorente upfront in the attack.
Daniel Carrico is a doubt while Marco Andreolli and Benoit Tremoulinas are injured.
Predicted Line-Up (4-4-2): Rico – Escudero, Fazio, Rami, Coke – Krychowiak, Banega, Krohn Delhi, Muñoz – Llorente, Gamiero
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao: Head-To-Head stats
Games between these two teams have always been a tough one but Sevilla have their last 3 meetings, scoring at least 2 goals in each of the matches.
Sevilla have lost 2 of their last 6 meetings and drew 1, they have also scored in 5 of their last 6 meetings
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao: Prediction
This will be a tough one to call, but Sevilla are in a more advantage playing at home with ease as they have a 1 goal lead already. With the scoring and conceding rate of goals between the two teams involved is likely that an over 2.5 goals will occur.