LaLiga – Match-day 8: Seville v Athletic Bilbao

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Next Saturday at 6:30pm GMT, on matchday 8 of the LaLiga, we will see Seville play Athletic Bilbao at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan.

Champion’s League hopefuls Athletic Bilbao, travel to Seville on Saturday, as third takes on seventeenth in the League.

It’s five points so far for Seville this season, going into this fixture

Seville will be eager to return to some kind of winning form, having lost their last game to Atletico Madrid, which itself followed a draw to Villarreal, this fixture could be the opportunity.

Also, suffering four losses in seven games is a terrible run of form for any club, Jorge Sampaoli’s Seville will know this and will be hopeful of turning it around. With five points (1W, 4L and 2D), they are established in seventeenth position in the League having won one game, drawn two matches, and lost four matches.

Playing at home, Seville have drawn one game and lost two games.

Victory for Seville would take their points tally to 8 so far this season.

Going into Saturday’s game, Jorge Sampaoli without five of his players, due to illness or injury.

Athletic Bilbao’s campaign so far has seen them accrue 16 points this season

With Athletic Bilbao having secured all three points on their two previous outings, Ernesto Valverde’s men will doubtless be looking to retain their run after this fixture.

Also, Athletic Bilbao keep finding ways to win, having secured five victories in their last six fixtures is astonishing this season, contributed significantly to their rise up the table. Now they have 5 matches won, 1 games lost and 1 duels drawn; that’s why they currently sit in third place, with a total of 16 points having won five fixtures, drawn one game, and lost one game.

Athletic Bilbao have won two meetings of their two League matches on the road this season.

A win in this fixture would take Athletic Bilbao’s points to 19 in the League.

Good atacking and defensive team

So far, Athletic Bilbao’s defence has been outstanding, as they have conceded four goals. Athletic Bilbao will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (16). Their stand out attacking players have been Alex Berenguer (3), Oihan Sancet (3), and Inaki Williams (3).

Athletic Bilbao’s ever growing list of players missing due to injury or illness to be a concern for Ernesto Valverde, ahead of this Saturday’s fixture against their opponents.

Seville v Athletic Bilbao – Head-to-Head.

Regarding their historical duels the two teams have previously met each other 59 times with the result being 28 victories and 12 draws for Seville. Further, the two sides have been unable to break the dead-lock on nine occasions out of the last 13 meetings, resulting in draws. In their most recent meeting of this fixture was May 2022 and the score line ended up with a 1-0 win for Los Nervionenses.

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