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FC Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao 18.05.2019 – La Liga

FC Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao / La Liga – This is definitely one of more interesting matches of the last La Liga round this season. Two neighbours in the table, sixth-places Sevilla and seventh-positioned Athletic will meet in Seville, where the home team doesn’t want to stay where it is now and instead wants the fourth place for which it needs to win, while Athletic can accept its current position but to stay there for sure it needs a draw at least. Athletic won their match played in the first part of season by 2-0.

FC Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao begins 18.05.2019 at 16:15 CET

FC Sevilla

The only good thing for Sevilla before the last round is that they will qualify for the Europa League for sure. That is in their pocket but they want the Champions League, which, realistically speaking will be very hard to reach. They can blame no one but themselves for three-game losing streak and winning just one match out of five previous. They lost to Girona and then to Leganes at home without scoring a single goal, while draw with Atletico has left a glimmer of hope. Sevilla must win and Getafe and Valencia must lose which is not overly realistic to expect, so all they can do is to say goodbye to their fans in a dignifying manner. Banega and Escudero are in the team for this match.

Probable lineups FC Sevilla: Vaclik – J. Navas, Kjaer, S. Gomez, Escudero – Mesa, Banega, Sarabia, Vazquez – Munir, Ben Yedder

Athletic Bilbao

It seems that the match is more important for Athletic than the home team. We have said before that Sevilla need a miracle to qualify for the Champions League but Athletic could very easily stay without the Europa League. Behind their heels are two teams with whom they have negative head-to-head score and they have by three points fewer. Espanyol meets Real Sociedad in the last round and one of the will win, so Athletic must at least pull a draw. They did a good job in the previous round when they won Celta at home by routine 3-1 with goals scored in the first half. Munian and Berchiche are questionable for this match.

Probable lineups Athletic Bilbao: Herrerin – Capa, Yeray, I. Martinez, Berchiche (de Marcos) – Benat, Dani Garcia – Ibai Gomez, Raul Garcia, Muniain (Cordoba) – Williams

FC Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao PICK

Sevilla will play to win but it is very questionable will triumph be enough to reach the Champions League. Athletic has its calculation and it shows that one points can take them to the Europa League. Consequently, they will fight back and we expect to score at least one goal.

Pick: both teams to score

Stake: 5/10

Odds: 1.67 at 10bet (down to 1.57 can be played)

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