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The Andalusian-Basque Festival Weeks are in Phase Three! Seville and Athletic Bilbao will face each other for the third time in a week this coming Wednesday. The first knockout round in the Copa del Rey won the Andalusians from Sevilla deservedly 3-1. In the Spanish La Liga, however, the Basque clearly ranked worse in the ranking but retaliated with a 2-0 home win. In the third direct duel in a row is thus decided not only on which of the two teams the leap to the last eight of the national cup competition creates, but also who in the small private feud in the middle of a long season in the best-of-three mode the upper hand keeps.
The advantages are definitely on the side of Sevilla FC, who on the one hand is allowed to play in front of a home crowd and on the other hand has the clearly better starting position. Bilbao needs at least three own goals at the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán to even hope for the quarter-finals. Thus, early in the game could offer large spaces for the favorite, which undoubtedly have the quality in their own ranks, in order to exploit them. Moreover, it does not seem unlikely that the Basques will go into this second leg of the Cup with a thousand per cent concentration, as the signs on the one hand, as mentioned, are very poor and, of course, the relegation battle in La Liga is logically the highest priority. A sovereign home victory should be in the range of the possible, which is why in the match Sevilla vs.. Athletic Bilbao our forecast due to the odds offered even aims that the Machín-Eleven sets the course already in the first half to success.
After initial difficulties, the Sevilla Futbol Club has meanwhile settled again in the top flight of the Spanish La Liga. With 33 points after 19 matchdays, the Europa League record winner is currently in third place, but with only one point ahead of fifth place, he must be on the right footing in the fight to qualify for the UEFA Champions League group stage 2019 / 2020 will not worsen in the coming weeks. The shape curve of the team of Pablo Machín recently showed not necessarily up, because the Andalusians have been waiting for three league games on a threesome and could also decide only one of the past six matches in the top Spanish league for themselves. But: In that period, there was also only one defeat – last weekend in Bilbao. The “Rojiblancos” will then reciprocate on Wednesday evening in the Copa del Rey to the Basque and want to bring in an important threesome for their own self-confidence, before the following Saturday, the heavy away game at Real Madrid on the program.
The starting position before the round of 16 knockout rounds in the Cup could hardly be better, especially since the first leg was won 3-1 away exactly one week ago. The question will therefore be whether Coach Machín gives one or the other actor from the second guard a chance from the beginning or whether he uses this with relatively little pressure charged competitive game to allow the ease to return or to train automatisms. Regardless of which pros will ultimately be on the green grass, Sevilla will be the favorite against Bilbao in terms of odds – and with good reason. In front of their home crowd, the Red-Whites were able to win 13 of the 16 competitive games. The only defeat is about five months in the past (two draws). It is an open secret that Sevilla is extremely strong in the home and is often playfully superior to their opponents on their own field. Alone in nine of these 16 matches, the Andalusians already led at halftime and left after 90 minutes as well as the winner. Why not against the Basques on Wednesday evening? Who gives a corresponding tip on HT 1 / FT 1 between Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao, receives maximum betting odds of very respectable 2.65 at Bwin. Nolito and Maxime Gonalons will not be available. Possible, however, are the debuts of the newcomers Maximilian Wöber and Munir El Haddadi.
For a long time, Athletic Bilbao was one of the biggest disappointments of the current La Liga season. Thanks to a significant increase in recent weeks, the Basques are now on the way out of the table cellar. As before, the lead of the 15th to the first relegation place is only three points, so that the descent ghost could not be displaced for good. Given that the team of coach Gaizka Garitano, who has been in charge since the beginning of December, none of the last five La Liga matches has lost, but it would have to go with the proverbial devil, should be the good quality red-whites also have to fear for the league to the end. Nonetheless, it seems clear that the number one priority is the league and not the Copa del Rey. For example, it is difficult to explain why Bilbao had no chance against Sevilla in the 1-0 home cup against hosts Sevilla three weeks later to sweep the same opponents out of their own stadium three days later. Here lies thus a first argument buried, which offers between Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao the prognosis on a Heimerfolg Einkehr.
From a statistical point of view, it should be noted that the Red & Whites won only one of the previous nine away games in La Liga. On the other hand, there are five points divisions and three bankruptcies. Interesting also: In three of the recent five encounters in a foreign country, the Basque scored no own goal. Finally, the question should be thrown into the room, to what extent the responsible persons actually still chances to get ahead. If the outsider really wants to make the surprise, he would depend on pressure from the beginning and early goals. On the one hand, it may be a challenge, but on the other hand there is a risk, because in many cases, there is a stronger offensive urge with defensive gaps, so even a quick counter-goal in the middle of the first half can not be ruled out for the Sevillistas. Some players are definitely out with Alex Ramiro, Inigo Leuke, Raul Garcia, Mikel Rico and Aritz Aduriz.
Sevilla vs Ath Bilbao head to head matches
13.01.19 LL Ath Bilbao Sevilla 2 : 0
10.01.19 CDR Ath Bilbao Sevilla 1 : 3
03.03.18 LL Sevilla Ath Bilbao 2 : 0
14.10.17 LL Ath Bilbao Sevilla 1 : 0
02.03.17 LL Sevilla Ath Bilbao 1 : 0