Sevilla have won their last four competitive games, and edging a narrow 2-1 win in their local derby against Betis last weekend will have given them a further confidence boost.
Jorge Sampaoli’s men have also kept three clean sheets in their last five competitive matches, which poses Athletic Club with a tough test given their awful goalscoring record away from San Mames.
Athletic Club have lost their last two away games 2-0, but bounced back from Europa League disappointment with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Granada at the weekend. Predicts,Play Bet and Win big on NaijaBet
Sevilla – Steven N’Zonzi, Pablo Sarabia and Nico Pareja all miss out due tosuspension for the home side after picking up bookings against Real Betis.
Matias Kranevitter is expected to replace the Frenchman in midfield, with Joaquin Correa likely to be deployed out on the right-hand side.Adil Rami will be partnered by Gabriel Mercado at centre-back, as Clement Lenglet is out injured, and Mariano will start at right-back once again.
Oscar De Marcos is still out with an injury, so Eneko Boveda will continue at right-back, with Aymeric Laporte expected to be fit to start in the centre of defence.
Mikel Balenziaga has a knock, but should feature, with Inigo Lekue set to continue in a more advanced role after scoring against Granada.
Sevilla have won 23 of their last 28 home matches in La Liga.
Athletic Club have failed to score in their last 4 away matches (La Liga).
Sevilla have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 4 matches against Athletic Club in all competitions.
Athletic Club have won their last 3 matches against Sevilla in all competitions.
There have been over 2.5 goals scored in 5 of Athletic Club’s last 6 games (La Liga).
Athletic Club have failed to win their last 8 away matches (La Liga).
Athletic Club have scored at least 2 goals in their last 3matches against Sevilla in all competitions.
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