Preview: Sevilla VS Athletic Bilbao

The 2023-24 edition of La Liga is back in action with another round of matches this week as Sevilla lock horns with Ernesto Valverde’s Athletic Bilbao side in an important encounter at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan on Thursday.

Sevilla (also known as Sevilla FC, Sevilla Fútbol Club or Seville) and Athletic Bilbao (commonly referred to as Ath Bilbao or Athletic Club) meet again 8 months after the La Liga match which Sevilla won 0-1. Sevilla are aproaching the match after a defeat from Atletico Madrid on December 23. The coach and the players will probably put extra effort in the defense as they have been conceding goals for 9 consecutive home matches now.

Athletic Bilbao, on the other hand, are approaching the match in a good mood securing victories in 2 straight games against Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid extending their unbeaten streak to 10 matches.

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Sevilla have lost to Atletico Madrid in their previous match while Athletic Bilbao are on a winning streak – they have won Las Palmas and Atletico Madrid in their previous 2 matches. Overall, Sevilla have won 5 of their last 20 matches, losing 8 and drawing 7, while Athletic Bilbao have won 12 of their last 20 matches, losing 2 and drawing 6.

Sevilla have won twice (0-3 against Granada CF on 20th of December and 0-2 against Atletico Astorga on 7th of December) and lost 4 times (1-0 against Atletico Madrid on 23rd of December, 0-3 against Getafe on 17th of December, 2-1 against Lens on 13th of December and 1-0 against Mallorca on 10th of December) in their most recent 6 matches.

Athletic Bilbao have won 4 times (1-0 against Las Palmas on 21st of December, 2-0 against Atletico Madrid on 16th of December, 0-3 against Cayon on 8th of December and 4-0 against Rayo Vallecano on 2nd of December) and drew twice (1-1 against Granada CF on 12th of December and 1-1 against Girona on 28th of November) in their most recent 6 matches.


Sevilla and Athletic Bilbao have met 6 times since October 2020. Sevilla have won 3 times, 1 match ended in a draw while Athletic Bilbao have won twice. The most recent match between them took place on April 28, 2023 at the La Liga of Spain where Sevilla won 0-1. Sevilla have scored 5 goals in these 6 head-to-head matches in total while Athletic Bilbao have scored 4.

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