Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
Spain – La Liga
Date: Saturday, 18th May 2019
Kick-off at 15.15 UK/ 16.15 CET
Venue: Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla).
Sevilla dropped their intensity at crunch time, and as a result, failed to stake a confident claim on a Champions League spot. They still do have a shot at making it, but need a win in this game, and would depend on at least two other results.
Whatever the outcomes of that game may be, Sevilla will go all in, and try to make the most of their final home game.
Bilbao needs at least a point from this match to ensure they take part in at least the qualification rounds for the Europa. Two teams are circling after the seventh spot of Athletic, and should the Basque outfit lose this game, it might undo all their hard work this season.
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao Head-to-head (h2h)
- 13 of the last 17 wins belong to the home teams.
- Bilbao found the back of the net in the last three clashes.
- 14 of the last 17 wins at this venue went to the hosts.
- Bilbao won the last two cup games at this venue.
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao Prediction
The venue of the clash has almost had a say in the outcome, whenever these two took the opposite sides of a pitch. 13 of the last 17 h2h wins went to the home teams, and 14 of the last 17 at this stadium went to Sevilla.
The hosts need to deliver in this game, for a shot at Europe’s premier competition. It helps that Bilbao was winless in 16 of their last 22 away ties, whereas Sevilla won 17 of their last 24 attempts at home, and had a nine-match winning streak at home at one point. They were also unbeaten in 20 of their last 24 games in front of their home crowd.
As such, expect a victory for the hosts this weekend, but keep note that the visitors are desperate too. They need to lock in the European spot they currently are in possession of, and they have delivered when it mattered the most in the last two cup games. They surely can perform under pressure, and count on them to score at least a goal this Saturday.
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips
Sevilla to Win @ 1.75 (3/4)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.60 (3/5).