With Athletic Bilbao currently in mid-table, they have a chance to gain some ground on Seville, when going head-to-head on Saturday in the La Liga. Ranked 9th in the La Liga, Athletic Bilbao have collected 21 points from 16 games. On 31 points, Seville see themselves ranked as number 2 after 16 matches.
Too many recent draws have halted Athletic Bilbao in their progress. Their upcoming match with Seville could be a good opportunity to return to winning a match instead.
Athletic Bilbao are relatively average in the art of goal-scoring these days. The hosts this coming Saturday claimed a steady 8 goals in their previous 10 matches. An average of 0.8 goals per game. They simultaneously allowed their opponents 8 goals, or an average of 0.8 goals a game. They clawed out a clean sheet 3 times in this run.
Ahead of their upcoming La Liga match, Seville have an ample average of 1.7 goals per game in their last 10 matches. They scored a tolerable 17 goals, while also conceding 9 goals. That amounts to an average of 0.9 per game, in which they kept their opponents from scoring 5 times. Here are some betting predictions from BetFootball
Stats and facts for Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla.
- Athletic Bilbao did not win the last 7 matches in a row;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Athletic Bilbao's last 8 of 10 matches;
- Athletic Bilbao conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 2.5 in Athletic Bilbao's last 4 of 6 matches.
- Sevilla scored in the last 14 of 16 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Sevilla's last 4 of 6 matches;
- Sevilla scored the last 4 matches in a row when playing away.
Current form — Athletic Bilbao v. Seville
Athletic Bilbao continue to look blunt
Athletic Bilbao have been a tad mediocre in their last 3 matches, where a win has failed to come their way. Against Granada they gained a point in a 2-2 draw, before coming up short against Real Madrid who ran out 1-0 winners. Lately, they managed to steal a point in a 0-0 with Getafe.
Seville in nice flow.
Seville have seen it all in their last 3 matches, which brought home 4 points. They first shared the points in a 0-0 draw with Cordoba, before claiming 3 points in a 1-0 win against Villarreal. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Salzburg.
Athletic Bilbao v. Sevilla — fixture history
The latest match between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla was a close affair, with Athletic Bilbao grabbing a small 1-0 victory.
Athletic Bilbao have been able to win 50% of their last 10 encounters against upcoming Sevilla in the La Liga. In other words, they have a 5-1-4 recent record, with the latter winning 40% of the matches.
Over 2.5 goals only came out as a winning bet 3 times in the past 10 matches between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla. Both teams found the back of the net 4 times in those 10 matches. When looking for value football bets with your football betting strategy, adding both teams not to score to accumulator look the smart move.
Current standings in the La Liga
Looking at the La Liga standings right now, the difference between these opponents is 10 points. Athletic Bilbao cannot squeeze past Sevilla in the standings anytime soon, but will be eager to reduce or at least maintain the current gap. Sevilla, number 2 on 31 points, will do their part to widen the distance to their upcoming opponents on Saturday.
Despite having scored just once lately, Raul Garcia is one of the players from Athletic Bilbao who we expect to be hitting the net again quite soon. Similarly, Sevilla have Lucas Ocampos on top of the list with 3 goals to his account at this point. Equally, more goals are to be expected from him.