Sevilla, having just secured a thrilling last-minute triumph over Villarreal, aim to stretch their unbeaten record to seven games as they take on Athletic Bilbao at San Mames in a Thursday night fixture.
The home team leads Sevilla by eight points in the La Liga standings with their own run of six unbeaten matches. Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao is only one point behind the European qualification spots after securing a challenging 2-1 win against Almeria. Goals from Nico Williams and Oscar de Marcos saw them through, marking their third successive victory.
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Sevilla goes into the forthcoming game on the heels of a nail-biting victory over Villarreal. In that match, Youssef En-Nesyri found the back of the net in the 94th minute, prompting celebrations at the Roman Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium.
Athletic Bilbao-Sevilla match preview
Sevilla is currently ranked 12th in the La Liga standings and has been inconsistent throughout the season. In their last game, the Andalusian team narrowly beat Villarreal with a score of 2-1 and aims to repeat their success in the upcoming fixture.
Meanwhile, Athletic Bilbao started the season with a strong showing, but their form has since dipped. They currently sit in seventh place in the league table. The Basque team managed to secure a 2-1 win over Almeria in their recent match and approach this game with confidence.
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Thus, one can expect an exciting match ahead as both sides appear to be level in terms of performance and current form.
Athletic Bilbao possible starting lineup:
Simon; De Marcos, Alvarez, Martinez, Berchiche; Herrera, Vesga; Williams, Sancet, Williams; Guruzeta
Sevilla possible starting lineup:
Dmitrovic; Montiel, Nianzou, Bade, Telles; Gueye, Rakitic; Suso, Oliver, Gil; En-Nesyri
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Athletic Bilbao-Sevilla prediction
Sevilla has shown signs of improvement in the past few weeks and has generated a sense of revival throughout the club. They are currently participating in the Europa League and are determined to secure a place in the top half of the La Liga standings this season.
Although Athletic Bilbao has demonstrated inconsistency in recent weeks. They have a solid track record at home against their opponents in the upcoming match. The two teams seem to be evenly matched currently, and the game could end in a draw.
Prediction: Athletic Bilbao 1-1 Sevilla
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Date, kick-off time, venue
Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla will compete against each other in the La Liga at the San Mamés Barria in Rafael Moreno Pitxitxi Kalea, Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain on April 28, at 1:30 am (IST).