Sevilla and Athletic Club meet at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, in a match for the 38 th round of the First Division. In the last direct confrontation for this edition of the league, on 01-13-2019, Athletic Club won at home (2-0). The history of direct matches played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 6 matches won 4 and lost 2. But the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium, on 01-16-2019 , for the Copa del Rey, Athletic Club won by (0-1). Gorka Guruzeta (77 ‘) scored the only goal of the game. The condition home / away deserves particular attention, because despite this being a match between 6th and 7th of the league table, it is really a match between the 4th classified in home games and the 14th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 6 th position, with 56 points won, after 16 wins, 8 draws and 13 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against CD Leganés, by (0-3). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Atlético Madrid by (1-1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he has won 36 points, against only 20 in his away matches. For the championship, Sevilla won 17 points out of 30 possible, after 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses in the last 10 matches they played in their stadium. In 37 matches in this competition, they only won 1 comeback in the 17 matches in which they suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 18 home matches for this competition: they have suffered 7 of their 20 goals between minutes (76′-90 ‘).
Sevilla comes to this game with a draw, 1-1, in the move to the arena of Atlético de Madrid, thus registering the third consecutive game without beating in this competition: the only goal of the team was scored by Pablo Sarabia . It should be noted that the home club aims to win, to get access to European competitions next season. In this game against the fans, coach Joaquín Caparrós must act in the usual tactical system, that is, the 4-4-2, privileging possession of the ball and organized attacks. It is important to note that Sevilla has presented several defensive weaknesses, however, the capacity in the counterattack has surprised by the positive. Wissam Ben Yedder is the big star of this formation, with 17 goals scored. For this game the local coach can not count on Ever Banega and Roque Mesa, both suspended.
The away team is currently in the 7 th position of the league, with 53 points won, after 13 wins, 14 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in an away match against Real Valladolid, by (1-0). In the last match, they won in a home match against Celta de Vigo, by (3-1). This is a stronger team in their stadium, where they have won 35 points, against only 18 in their away matches. In the last 10 away league matches Athletic Club has a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 5 losses, so they have won 13 points out of 30 possible. The team has conceded goals in 8 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 matches in this tournament, they suffered the first goal 13 times and only managed 1 comeback.
Athletic Bilbao arrives at this game motivated, after a triumph, by 3-1, at the reception to Celta de Vigo, finishing a series of two matches in a row without beating in this competition: the team’s goals were scored by Raúl García ( 2) and Williams. In case of victory, the visiting club will guarantee the 6th position, which gives access to the previous rounds of the Europa League. In this away game, coach Gaizka Garitano must act with a defensive strategy, looking only for the counterattack to exploit the opponent’s back. It is important to emphasize that the visitors have great competence in the fast transitions: Muniain is very fast and eximio in the transport of the ball towards the attack. On the other hand, Williams is the best score of Athletic Bilbao, with 13 goals scored. The entire template is available for this game.