Athletic Club vs Sevilla Betting Preview – 10/01/2019

Athletic Club vs Sevilla Betting Preview – 10/01/2019

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Athletic Club vs Sevilla

A promising Sevilla side will travel to San Mamés Stadium to face Athletic Bilbao this Thursday in the Copa del Rey Round of 16, looking to kick off with a strong result in this two-legged fixture. It has been a tough season for Athletic Club thus far and after 18 games they find themselves down in 17th place, two points clear of the relegation zone. Their opponents, Sevilla, are having a much stronger season and find themselves in third place as possible title contenders. These two sides will face each other in three consecutive games as they meet in a league fixture in between their two Copa del Rey games.

As mentioned above, Athletic Club have had a tough time in La Liga this season with their performances not granting them much success. Their performances in the Copa del Rey have certainly been their best of the season with them making light work of Heusca in the previous round, beating them 8-0 over two legs. Although the hosts are having a poor season they arrive as slight favourites to take the ‘W’ for this fixture and you can back them with Betway for a price of 8/5. Bilbao arrive as favourites partly down to having the home advantage and due to their recent form which has proven them a hard team to beat. Over the last five games, they are unbeaten and have secured three victories across all competitions.

Athletic Bilbao’s performances have improved in recent games as they have become much stronger at the back and they will need to continue to be defensively strong as they go up against the second highest scoring side in the league. Over the last five games, Bilbao have kept three cleans sheets and SkyBet are offering odds of 2/1 to keep another clean sheet in this fixture. Iñaki Williams and Muniain are the clubs joint top goalscorers this season with five apiece and you can back them to score at bet365 for prices of 13/8 and 11/4 respectively.

Pablo Machín will be hoping his Sevilla outfit will be able to sweep aside their opponents in all three of their upcoming fixtures and if their form this season is anything to go by, then they have a real chance. Sevilla’s last defeat came seven games ago and since then they have secured three victories and four draws, however, they remain underdogs for this cup clash. Bet365 have the travelling side to win at 7/4. Manchin’s side have been enjoyable to watch this season due to their attacking mentality which has paid off as they are the second highest scoring side in the league. Three of Sevilla’s last five wins have seen them score 2 or more goals and Betway have them to score over 1.5 goals priced at 13/8.

One player the hosts will have to watch out for is Ben Yedder who has been lethal in front of goal this season for Sevilla. The forward leads with the most goals for his club with nine and Bet365 have him to score anytime at 13/8. Three of Sevilla’s last five games have seen them score and concede and SkyBet have both teams to score at 4/5.

Recommended Bets:

Both teams to score at 4/5 SkyBet – BET HERE

Sevilla to win at 7/4 Bet365 – BET HERE

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