Athletic Bilbao vs Sevilla FC : All you need to know about the match
Date: 14 October 2017
Timings: 12:00 (CET), 4:00 (IST)
Broadcast: Sony ten2 and ten2 HD, Sky sports
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Athelitic club face a serious challenge in Sevilla at San Memes in one of the interesting clashes of the La liga Santander.
Bilbao and Sevilla both contained with European football ambition meet at San Memes to decide who gets better of each other.
The home team suffered a surprising loss to Valencia in the game before the International break causing the side to give up their positive start to the campaign. The team led by Aritz Aduritz in the attack levelled the game twice but eventually presented the winner to Simeone Zaza and his Valencia teammates in 3-2 loss. But Bilbao has a strong record of recovering their status most proven at their home. They are really a hell of a opponent to fight out at San Memes with big clubs like Real and Barcelona plagued themselves in dealing with the pitch here. Athelitic club would like to take advantage of their home turf and wish to drive some errors in the Seville defense to progress. One man who would like to seize the chances of the game to give his club a huge leap forward is Inaki William. The starlet’s amazing understanding with Aduritz has turned better. Each time both played a burst of beautiful style of football emerged with their feet. That would curve down the arrogant defense of Sevilla. Bilbao will miss Munian in the forward line but Raul Garcia’s character in the midfield will be accepted. San Jose is another player who makes the most of the midfield but he will look as a defensive blocker today.
Sevilla were on the front foot in the begining of the league campaign but faced loss against Atletico in their first ever big game of the season. But things had been welcoming after that as they cruse through Malaga defeating 2-0. Today Sevilla faces one of the top sixes to prevail with points though it is hard to get those in San Memes. This year Sevilla found themselves in stunning fashion for the judgement of current Argentina national team’s coach Sampaoli which they carried nicely to this season to do better. The start was better with Sevilla bringing back Jesus Navas to his boyhood club and Nolito to Spanish football after his disastrous spell in England the previous season. They will all look to create the pathway to cause problem to Laporte assisting Ben Yedder to successfully convert those passes.
Both teams had European hopes in mind that is turning to be the dream to a reality campaign for their motive to establish themselves one of European best. Sevilla are enjoying Champions league football at the very moment with Athelitic to try the competition next season.
This is a fixture which is clearly dominated by the away team. To all respect, Sevilla had prove to be far better than the side wearing red and white stripes. It will be beyond amazement if they book more three points on the table.
Athletic Club were crushed by the news of Iker Muniain being ruled out until close to the end of the season. Oscar de Marcos is in contention to return here, though and Raul Garcia will be fit to start following a knock.
Sevilla will be disappointed to hear that Daniel Carrico has broken down with yet another injury after struggling for fitness in the past. Nico Pareja has suffered an injury in recent weeks but he is likely to return to contention, even if he is unlikely to start.
Athelitic Bilbao: Kepa, Balenciaga, Laporte, Nunez, Leke, San Jose, Vegga, Williams, Raul, Cordoba, Aduritz
Sevilla: Rico, Escudero, Linglet, Kaes, Mercedo, Navas, Ganso, Banega, N’Zonzi, Nolito, Yedder