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Sevilla hosts Athletic Bilbao

Sevilla hosts Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in a very intriguing game from the 19th round of La Liga. For these two teams this is going to be a first game for the new year. That’s our La Liga predictions for this clash in the beautiful capital of Andalusia.

Sevilla are doing pretty well so far, being third in the league with 34 points, only behind the leader Barcelona and the second Real Madrid. In 18 games played in La Liga so far, Julen Lopetegui’s team won 10 times, made 4 draws and suffered 4 losses. As long as they are in the Top 4, Sevilla can be satisfied with their performance.

In the previous round Los Rojiblancos enjoyed their 10th win for the season. Sevilla paid a visit to the newcomer Mallorca and beat their opponents with 2-0. Diego Carlos opened the score for Sevilla, while Ever Banega from a penalty kick doubled the visitors’ lead.

For their next game Sevilla will be without Nolito, Escudero, Javier Hernandez and Munas Dabour who are all injured.

Athletic Bilbao are 7th in La Liga with 28 points, but just two points behind the 6th Getafe and the Europa League zone. The Basques are not really in their best shape as they won just two points in their last three matches in the league. They need to improve their form in order to chase some bigger goals for the season.

Last round Athletic made a solid performance, though, visiting Real Madrid at the Bernabeu and winning a point with a 0-0 draw. It’s always a good thing when you avoid the defeat at this stadium, so the Basques were pretty happy with this point.

Against Sevilla on Friday Athletic will be the veteran striker Aritz Aduriz and Oscar De Marcos, who are injured.

That’s our La Liga predictions for the game between Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao in La Liga. That’s a pretty tough game for both teams, so we are sure it’s going to be competitive.