SEV vs ATH Dream11: Can Sevilla keep pace with the top-two? The journey is long and arduous, and there's no certainty. But if Sevilla are to keep their challenge alive, they can't take their eyes off from their target, not even for a split second, for both Barcelona and Real Madrid are too good for inconsistency and will be out of the sight in a whiff.
That's why Sevilla will have to keep winning. Their next game is against Athletic Bilbao at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán, a top team certainly, and in a relatively better state and form. The game will be tough, certainly, but these are the challenges every team aiming for the ultimate thing has to embrace.
Athletic Bilbao arrive in this game having drawn the last two games. Their position has suffered as a result, as they slipped out of the top-six.
Visitors: Athletic Bilbao
Competition: La Liga
Match Venue: Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
Match Timing: Saturday, January 04, @01:30 AM
Dream11 Football Prediction – Odds checker:
Sevilla to win: 1.66 (33/50), Probability to happen: 60.24%
Athletic Bilbao to win: 3.60 (13/5), Probability to happen: 27.78%
Draw: 5.50 (9/2), Probability to happen: 18.18%
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Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao team news:
Sevilla team news: Sergio Reguilón, who is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid, is suspended due to the accumulation of yellow cards. Head coach Julen Lopetegui has no other injury problems before this game.
Sevilla key players:
Lucas Ocampos: 05 Goals.
Ever Banega: 02 Goals.
Likely changes: With Reguilon out of the game, Sergio Escudero should start at the left-back.
Luuk de Jong should start upfront despite not amongst the leading goal-scorer in the team. But his overall impact is satisfactory and that's why the Dutchman should get the nod here, with Lucas Ocampos and Munir El-Haddadi on either side of him in the attack.
Sevilla squad for the home game against Bilbao: Vaclik, Ocampos, Carrico, Rony Lopes, Banega, Munir, Kounde, Bono, Chicharito, Jesus Navas, Gudelj, Escudero, De Jong, Diego Carlos, Oliver, Vazquez, Jordan, Fernando, Bryan Gil
Athletic Bilbao team news: Iker Muniain remains out with an injury with Oscar de Marcos and Aritz Aduriz giving him company in the treatment room. Oihan Sancet meanwhile is suspended for the match and won't play.
Athletic Bilbao key players:
Raul Garcia: 05 Goals.
Inaki Williams: 04Goals.
Likely changes: Ander Capa is available for selection after a one-game ban and should start at right wing-back.
Athletic Bilbao squad for the away game against Sevilla: Simon, Herrerin, Nunez, Martinez, Yeray, Unai Lopez, Inaki Williams, Dani Garcia, Lekue, Vesga, Yuri, Ibai, Capa, Raul Garcia, Kodro, Balenziaga, Villalibre
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao predicted playing 11:
Sevilla: Tomas Vaclik (GK), Sergio Escudero, Daniel Carrico, Diego Carlos, Jesus Navas, Ever Banega, Fernando, Joan Jordan, Lucas Ocampos, Munir El-Haddadi, Luuk de Jong
Athletic Bilbao: Unai Simon (GK), Ander Capa, Inigo Martinez, Yeray Alvarez, Unai Nunez, Yuri, Dani Garcia, Mikel Vesga, Raul Garcia, Kenan Kodro, Inaki Williams