Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla – La Liga : Bilbao still hasn’t convinced after Valverde’s departure…
He spent many years leading the team and despite still having quality in terms of players, the team hasn’t been able to show fluid and capable football.
Bilbao’s difficulty to build up plays forces them to resort to the individual quality, a lot of times looking to explore the speed of players like Iñaki, and crosses to the box because they feel they don’t have other alternatives.
The result of that lack of confidence is their 13th place, which is way too low for a team fighting for the European spots,
who got only 8 points up until this point and is on a 4-match winless streak, with 3 of those matches being losses.
Sevilla has been losing a lot more, even losing their Team Manager, but the team is still performing and still getting good results, being once again in the top spots of the league table, currently occupying the 2nd position of La Liga with 16 points.
The team is still leading their group in the Champions League, a competition that has forced Sevilla to rotate their players but it hasn’t hurt their results, which shows the strength of their squad and the fact they’re in good form.
Sevilla arrives here clearly in better form but Bilbao is a very strong team at home and they know they need to start performing better. Still, against a strong opponent,
I expect Bilbao to continue insisting a lot on the crosses, so I believe we will see some corners on this match. Sevilla is always a team with a great offensive ability, which also causes a lot of corners to happen.
Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla – Betting Tip and Prediction:
On statistical terms, Bilbao averages 6.3 corners conquered per match, at home, while Sevilla gets an average of 4 corners per match as visitors,
but I believe they will play with more intensity against Bilbao. On the other hand, they have also allowed a lot of corners,
with an average of 7.3 corners allowed per match. Due to Bilbao’s recent style, I believe that number might be very accurate on this match.
In any way, I believe that the line is too low for this match, since this match has every condition to have a lot of corners.
|Over 8 corners||