Sevilla take on Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga on Saturday afternoon from 3.15pm and followers are sure to get a game worth watching as both sides need the points for different reasons. Here are our top Sevilla v Athletic Bilbao betting tips.
An In-Depth Look at the Match
The hosts are winless in their last three, following back-to-back defeats with a draw last time out. That share of the spoils helped to steady the ship following a difficult couple of weeks, but they remain in with a chance of finishing in the top-four this season, Valencia in fourth just two points better at last count.
That’s encouraging but time is running out to cover the difference and that makes this a must-win for the locals if they are to have any chance of achieving a Champions League slot. They were last seen fighting out an impressive 1-1 away to Atletico Madrid, a game they were expected to lose by just about everyone who follows the top league of Spain. Another draw can’t be written off at 13/5 with Bet365, while the home win is favourite, priced 4/5 with the same firm. That’s sure to pop-up in a few accumulators.
Bilbao in With a Shout
Athletic Bilbao start seventh in the table and have a chance of improving to the top-six and grabbing a Europa League berth. They are still in the running to end in the best four and qualify for the Champions League but that is highly unlikely and to have any chance of that they would need a big win here followed by another next time, with the teams around them in the division stumbling to a couple of defeats. A top-six is a much more realistic outcome and that’s something that will interest them in the final fortnight.
Athletic Bilbao have put together a strong recent run of form at this late stage of the season, winning two and drawing one of their last four. They were last seen beating Celta Vigo 3-1 at home on a day we saw the best of them, but they face a much tougher ask here and traders expect Bilbao to leave empty-handed at the conclusion of the contest. Garcia scored a quick-fire double against Vigo, Williams getting the other. An away win is 16/5 with Ladbrokes which looks on the generous side, but it’s not for us. We’ll stick with the short odds about a home cheer and use it in accas.