Spain: La Liga
Match start: 13:00 (GMT+2)
During one of the central matches of the 8th round of Spanish La Liga Ath Bilbao from Basque at San Mames will host Sevilla from Andalusia. The opponents take absolutely different tournament positions prior to the forthcoming meeting. While the guests are now the main chaser of Barcelona the main football club from Basque has really surprised its fans with extremely low tournament position.
Ath Bilbao (the head coach José Ángel Ziganda)
The main loss of the football club during last shoulder season became the transfer of the head coach Ernesto Valverde to Barcelona. Alas! As for today the loss of so experienced specialist is irreplaceable for Ath Bilbao.
And though, even all leaders of the team are taking their previous positions, the hosts of San Mames started to lose points during the matches against the teams over which it was gaining easy victories earlier. And after its last fiasco at Estadio Mestalla during away match against Valencia (3:2) Ath Bilbao has fallen at the 13th position – 8 points (+2=2-3).
Sevilla (the head coach Eduardo Berizzo)
The current game of the main club of Andalusia makes rather strange impressions, as Sevilla demonstrates absolutely different football at its Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán Arena and beyond. And if during two away matches against Getafe (0:1) and Girona (0:1) the team of Eduardo Berizzo had won over its opponents due to its skills, during the match against Atlético Madrid (2:0) last year’s winner of the Europa League was like unskilled fresher.
Despite absolutely opposite places at the current tournament bracket that teams are taking, the chances to win according to bookmakers are absolutely miserable. But now in favor of Sevilla speaks the fact of future away battle against Spartak Moscow during the 3rd round of the group stage of the Champions League. And that is why here the most actual is the bet on hosts don’t lose.
Ath Bilbao – 2.45, draw – 3.40, Sevilla –2.80;
Bilbao (Asian Handicap 0) - odds 1.81 Pinnacle