Ath Bilbao – Sevilla SOCCER PICKS
Athletic Club and Sevilla face in San Mamés Barria, in a match for this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals). In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 5 wins and 1 loss in the last 6 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 10-14-2017, in a match for the First Division that ended with Athletic Club’s victory by (1-0). The only goal of the match was scored by Mikel Vesga (43 ‘). In this game the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
The home team reaches this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated Huesca, after an away win by (0-4) and a victory by (4-0) at home in the tie previous. This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 24 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 5 wins, 5 draws and 5 losses at their stadium, with 19 goals scored and 19 conceded. The team comes to this match after a win away with Celta de Vigo by (1-2). In the last 10 home matches Athletic Club has won 3, tied 5 and lost 2. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 11 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 5 of their 12 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Atletico Bilbao arrives at this game motivated, after a triumph outsider, by 1-2, in the displacement to the field of Celta de Vigo: Muniain and Iñaki Williams scored the goals of the victory. It is possible that the local team prefer the right lateral corridor to attack, taking advantage of the depth offered by right-back Ander Capa. Despite being a team that likes to play in its own midfield, it also manages to leave very easily for the counterattack. It should be noted that at the defensive moment Atlético Bilbao is usually a very aggressive team, giving little space to rivals. Coach Gaizka Garitano will not be able to count on Mikel Rico, Iñigo Lekue and Alex Remiro, for being injured.
The visiting team reached this phase of the Copa del Rey (8th Finals) after having eliminated the Villanovense, with a victory by (1-0) at home and a draw by (0-0) away in the previous tie. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 28 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 11 wins, 2 draws and 2 losses at their stadium, with 32 goals scored and 9 conceded. The team comes to this match after a draw at home with Atlético Madrid by (1-1). In the last 10 away matches for all competitions, Sevilla won 2, drew 5 and lost 3. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches. In 15 matches, they suffered the first goal 4 times and only managed 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 17 away matches for all competitions: he scored 11 of his 31 goals between the minutes (76′-90 ‘); He suffered 9 of his 18 goals between the minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Sevilla enters this game after a home draw, a ball, at the reception of Atlético de Madrid. The visiting club usually acts in a 5-3-2, privileging a style of game faster, of constant transitions. In this tactical drawing, the two players responsible for throwing the panic in the opponent’s defensive are André Silva and Ben Yedder. In any case, Sevilla manages to practice good football possession of the ball, progressing on the field through short passes. The technician of the strangers will not be able to count on Maxime Gonalons and Aleix Vidal, to be injured.