Athletic Bilbao host Sevilla in the second instalment of the club’s playing three matches against each other in the space of six days, due to playing home and away in the Copa del Rey. Sevilla are unbeaten in nine league games while Athletic Club haven’t tasted defeat in four outings in the division.
Where and when: San Mamés Barria, Bilbao – 13 January, kick-off 15:15
Where you can see Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla: William Hill, Eleven Sports
Last time: Goals from Luis Muriel and Franco Vazquez saw Sevilla overcome Athletic in their previous meeting in March last year, but the last tie at the San Mamés saw the home side win 1-0 thanks to Mikel Vesga’s goal.
|Correct score: 0-0||15/2||Offer|
|Under 1.5 goals||9/4||Offer|
|Andre Silva Anytime Scorer||13/8||Offer|
Athletic Bilbao vs. Sevilla Predictions and Preview
Since replacing Eduardo Berizzo at the helm, Gaizka Garitano is undefeated as Athletic Bilbao boss – picking up eight points from his four games at the helm.
Along with draw against Alaves and Real Valladolid, the Basque giants have defeated Girona and Celta Vigo – whom they defeated 2-1 on Monday night.
Sevilla sit third in the standings, one place and two points behind Atletico Madrid, having been held 1-1 in four of their last fives games – at Alaves, Valencia and Leganes, before a draw against Diego Simeone’s side.
Pablo Machin’s side had won ten home games in a row in all competitions before that Atleti draw, but are without an away victory in five attempts.
If you fancy the away side to be leading at both half-time and at the final whistle, such odds are available at 19/5.
One to watch for Athletic Bilbao: Iker Munain is up to five La Liga goals for the campaign for the Basque club and netted in Monday’s victory at Celta Vigo. The in-form winger is at 11/4 to find the net in this game.
One to watch for Sevilla: Andre Silva has been on fire for Pablo Machin’s side this season following his season-long loan arrival from Milan. The Portuguese international has netted eight league goals already this season and is priced at 13/8 to net here.
Long shot: Athletic Bilbao have conceded just twice across their last four home games in all competitions while Sevilla have conceded just five goals in their last nine games. Odds of this game to finish scoreless are at 15/2.