Four matches are scheduled to be played in La Liga on Saturday and there’s plenty to keep followers of Spanish football interested throughout the day. In this preview, we focus on Athletic Bilbao’s home match against Sevilla which should prove to be an exciting contest as both sides go in search of all three points.
Bilbao hit a rocky patch
Athletic Bilbao are down in 16th place in La Liga with their stats for the season showing two wins against four defeats with four goals scored and six conceded already. The six points collected means they are just one better than Huesca and the relegation zone which ramps up the pressure on the home side heading into busy autumn.
Bilbao prepare for this game having lost three of their last four, including defeat to Osasuna on the road a week ago. Garcia netted from the penalty spot with 81 minutes on the clock to earn his side the victory while piling more misery on Athletic who know a big performance is needed if they are to get anything out of this weekend’s outing.
Sevilla winless in three
Sevilla make this journey placed 13th in the La Liga pecking order with their stats returning two wins and a draw against a couple of defeats. The visitors have scored five goals and conceded four so far, the seven points collected meaning they are two better than the bottom three and three behind Osasuna and the top seven.
How Sevilla fare in the coming weeks will have a major say on how the rest of their season goes. If they are able to put together a decent bit of form, they will climb the table and put pressure on the European places but if they continue to struggle, they’ll soon drop further down the list. The visitors are winless in their last three league games and have lost each of their two most recent goes.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla prediction
Both teams are under pressure to perform here and pick up a much-needed win to get their campaign back on track and that could make for a nervy afternoon. Defeat here would be disastrous for either club so we could see the managers set-up defensively in a bid to cut out the errors that have been costing the team.
La Liga odds
Athletic Bilbao can be backed at odds of 2.975 with 22bet or there’s 2.616 about Sevilla winning and 2.99 the draw.
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