Sevilla vs. Athletic Bilbao 5/3/21 LaLiga Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Sevilla 22-4-7, Athletic Bilbao 10-12-11

5/3/21 3 pm

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Sevilla is welcoming Athletic Bilbao to Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan in round 34 in the Spanish LaLiga.

Sevilla is in fantastic form, and they are on a 5-game winning streak, while winning 7 of their last 9 games, and not losing any of their last 9 games. Thanks to this brilliant streak, Sevilla is now in 4th place with 70 points, and a game less than the top 3 teams in the league, but with a win here, Sevilla will stay in the title race. Sevilla is the weakest offensive team of all the top 6 teams in the league, but their defense has been among the best with only 26 conceded goals so far. In their last game against Granada at home, Sevilla was a much better team with 64% of ball possession, 4 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 1 big chance created, and a decent 82% of the correct passes. With 1 scored goal in each half and 1 conceded goal in the second half, Sevilla has deservedly won this game 2-1. En-Nesyri has been in really good form this season, and he has scored 17 goals so far, while Ocampos added 5 goals. There are no injuries in Sevilla at this time. I was hoping Sevilla will be in the top 4 this season, but I wasn’t expecting them to be in the title race until the very end. Whether they end up in 4th place or higher, Sevilla has done a fantastic job this season.

Bilbao has only 1 loss in their last 6 games, but they also have only 1 win in those 6 games, and they are not looking well. Bilbao was playing against Valladolid in their last match, and they have had 50% of ball possession, 7 shots on goal, 5 corner kicks, 3 big chances created, and 79% of the correct passes. After Bilbao has beaten Atletico Madrid last weekend, I was expecting so much more from them in this match, but it didn’t happen. Bilbao was leading twice in this match, but Valladolid kept coming back, and this match has ended in a 2-2 draw. This season has been one big disappointment for Bilbao because they have lost 2 Copa del Rey finals, and they are far away from the Europa League, in 10th place with 42 points. Berenguer is the leading goalscorer for Bilbao with 8 goals, while Williams has added 7 assists. Zarraga, Berchiche, Nolaskoain, Muniain, and Capa are all injured for Bilbao, and they will most likely miss this match. Bilbao is a solid team, they can play great soccer, but they have always been, and always will be an average team in LaLiga.

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Sevilla is on a 5-game winning streak, and they are playing well on both ends. Bilbao has won only 2 games on the road this season, and Sevilla has not lost to Bilbao in their last 3 games. Bilbao is not creating a lot of chances, and for that reason, I will side with Sevilla at home to stay in the title race.

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Goran’s Pick Sevilla -1 +105

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