The Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan will host Sevilla taking on Athletic Bilbao in the Game Week 19 of the La Liga. The teams are separated by only one position in the league with Sevilla fielding a new head coach. Sit back and relax as we and the AI predict the winner of this game at the end of 90 minutes.
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
Game Week 19
Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan
4th January 2024
Sevilla Recent form
Sevilla’s season has been challenging so far, experiencing managerial changes and struggling in both domestic and European competitions. With only three wins in 18 league matches, they are just three points above the relegation zone. Additionally, they were eliminated from Europe after finishing last in their Champions League group that included Arsenal, PSV Eindhoven, and Lens. Sanchez Flores, who took over in December, had a mixed start as manager. While he won his first game against Granada 3-0, his team suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat in their last match of 2023. Sanchez Flores will now aim for a successful start at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but it won’t be easy as Sevilla hasn’t won any of their last seven home matches (drawn four, lost three). To find motivation, Sevilla can look at their recent head-to-head record, which includes three wins and one draw in their last four encounters with Athletic Bilbao.
Athletic Bilbao’s Recent form
In contrast to their opponents, Athletic will be satisfied with their performance in the 2023-24 season. They have achieved 10 wins, five draws, and only three losses in their 18 league games so far. Under the guidance of Ernesto Valverde, they finished off 2023 with a thrilling victory over the newly promoted team, Las Palmas. Unai Gomez, a 20-year-old player, scored the winning goal in the 94th minute, extending Athletic’s undefeated streak to 10 matches in all competitions. They have won 7 matches and drawn 3 in this period.
Athletic is currently just three points away from the top four teams, giving them hope of qualifying for the Champions League for the first time since the 2014-15 season. While they have been successful in their last four home matches in La Liga, their away performances have been less impressive. In their previous five away league games, they have recorded one win, two draws, and two defeats.
Historically, Athletic has struggled when playing at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium against Sevilla. They have only won one of their last 11 away games against Sevilla in La Liga, with four draws and seven losses. However, in their last four away meetings with Sevilla, they have managed to secure at least one point in three of those matches, with one win and two draws.
Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao Key Stats
- Sevilla FC and Athletic Club Bilbao will face off in La Liga on January 4th, 2024, with Sevilla FC having won their last encounter 1-0 against Athletic Club Bilbao.
- In their history of 34 meetings, Sevilla FC has won 16 matches, while Athletic Club Bilbao has won 14, with 4 matches ending in a draw.
- Sevilla FC shows poor home form, while Athletic Club Bilbao has shown impressive away performances.
- Past matches between Sevilla FC and Athletic Club Bilbao have had an average of 2.41 goals, with BTTS occurring 47% of the time.
- In La Liga this season, Sevilla FC has averaged 1.11 Points Per Game in home matches, while Athletic Club Bilbao has averaged 1.5 Points Per Game in away matches.
AI Predicts Winner of Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
We gave the stats, recent head-to-head game facts, and current form of both the teams to Natural Language processing AIs (ChatGpt and Bard), and here are the results.
“Considering the historical data and current form, Athletic Club Bilbao might secure the win. Their stronger performance in away matches and recent positive form could give them an edge, despite Sevilla FC’s history of winning against Bilbao. However, the match outcome could be influenced by other factors like recent strategies and player performance.”
“Despite Sevilla’s historical edge (16 wins in 34) and recent victory, Athletic’s superior current form, particularly away (1.5 PPG), edges them towards a narrow win. Expect a close, potentially high-scoring match (average 2.41 goals), with BTTS a good bet (47% historically). The home crowd could make it a nail-biter, but Athletic’s away momentum might prove decisive.”
Our Experts Predict Winner of Sevilla vs Athletic Bilbao
Williams, Sancet, Berenguer, and Guruzeta are key players to watch. Despite being undefeated in their last 10 competitive matches, Athletic has only managed to secure draws in their two recent away games in La Liga. Considering Sevilla’s track record of drawing four out of their last five home league matches, it is likely that Athletic will once again settle for a point in their upcoming encounter.
If you like this, do give it a like and comment on your views. Thanks for stopping by.