Match: Sevilla vs. Athletic Bilbao Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Thursday, 14 April
Start time: 20:05 GMT
Sevilla host Athletic Bilbao in the second leg from ¼-finals of the Europa League. The match is starting at 20:05 GMT on Thursday, April 14, and will be playing at “Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán”. Andalusians achieved significant success with 2:1 in the first leg, but the Basques are known the irreconcilable spirit and will do everything possible to turn the score in their favor.
Sevilla is just a step away from qualifying to the Europa League semi-finals for the third time thanks to a magnificent victory “San Mames” in the first collision. Given that their chances of a Champions League place in La Liga are quite small, Unai Emery’s team will try to win your ticket for most commercial European club competition Europa League again. Sevilla is a series of 12 consecutive wins in this competition on home soil and therefore the fans are hoping for another victory to his team.
Unai Emery will not be able to rely on Eber Banega, who is suspended while Daniel Carrico is injured. Benoit Tremoulinas does is questionable for the meeting is expected on the day of the match to make it clear if he could help his team to qualify for the next stage.
Athletic managed to end a run of four games without a win in all competitions, beating Rayo Vallecano 2:0 in the Primera after goals from Raul Garcia and Inaki Williams. Ernesto Valverde is still hoping that his team can turn things clash on Thursday, as it relies on the top scorer of the tournament Aritz Aduritz. The veteran has 15 goals to his account in the Europa League, scored a goal in the first leg of the “San Mames” but the question is whether he can find a crack in the defense of Sevilla again and led The Lions to the semifinals.
Ernesto Valverde will be without Merino and Laporte in the confrontation that heal injuries. The young star of Basque Inaki Williams a slight injury, but is expected to recover in time for the visit of “Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán”.
The current form of Sevilla at home is very good and I think we will try to secure a place in the semi-finals in an emphatic manner, despite the fact that they can afford a draw in the second leg against Los Leones. Certainly the team of Unai Emery expects it hard match, but they will be able to rely on counter-attacks, as visitors will seek hit and expect to record a second straight win against Bilbao.