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Ath Bilbao vs Sevilla Prediction & Betting tips
Seville can take a giant step towards Champions League qualification on Thursday evening, if it wins with the San Mames. Athletic Bilbao, however, fights in-house for her very last chance at European football.
Athletic Bilbao managed to defend itself against league-leader Real Madrid last Sunday afternoon, but eventually had to bow its head after a striking penalty from Sergio Ramos: 0-1. Expensive point loss, as this left the Basques further behind in the battle for seventh place, which entitles them to the last ticket for the preliminary rounds of the Europa League.
Athletic Bilbao can therefore no longer afford to make any mistakes in its remaining four rounds. Any loss of point immediately means the end of the European dream. A tough job, also because trainer Gaizka Garitano cannot have access to his suspended club top scorer Raul Garcia on Thursday evening. The red and white are also quite battered in the back. Yeray Alvarez will not be present anyway, while behind the names of Inigo Martinez and Yuri Berchiche there is also a big question mark.
At Sevilla, Lucas Ocampos claimed the lead role in the hard-fought 1-0 victory over Eibar on Monday-evening. Not only did the Argentinian wing striker score for the only goal of the game, he also replaced the injured goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik with gusto in the final phase. Partly thanks to a feline reflex in the absolute final phase, he helped his team with three very important points. With only four rounds to go, Sevilla is now firmly in fourth place, six points ahead of number five Villarreal. A great achievement, as the Andalusians managed to finish in the Spanish top four only once in the last decade.
Sevilla can almost touch her starting ticket for the Champions League, although with Real Sociedad-out, Valencia-home and of course Athletic Bilbao-out, some tough matches are still waiting. It is therefore important for the men of trainer Julen Lopetegui to secure fourth place in LaLiga as soon as possible. A victory in the San Mames would be great, but a draw would not be a bad result for the visitors either, because numbers five and six (Villarreal and Getafe) were already facing each other a day earlier.
Ath Bilbao vs Sevilla head to head matches
03.01.20 LL Sevilla Ath Bilbao 1 : 1
18.05.19 LL Sevilla Ath Bilbao 2 : 0
16.01.19 CDR Sevilla Ath Bilbao 0 : 1
13.01.19 LL Ath Bilbao Sevilla 2 : 0
10.01.19 CDR Ath Bilbao Sevilla 1 : 3