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Preview: Sevilla – Athletic Bilbao

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Flashscore presents the key facts before the game.

Sevilla will host Athletic Bilbao in one of the most played match-ups in the Spanish top-flight history.

The hosts jumped to fifth place during the week following a 1-0 win over Malaga with a record of – 42 points – 12 wins – 3 draws – 10 losses.

Meanwhile, Athletic enter the game on the back of a disappointing 1-1 draw at home against Valencia on Wednesday. Ziganda’s men have claimed just one win in their lats eight games and sit 12th in the table with just 32 points.

In total, there have been 147 games between the two sides and the record is quite balanced. 60 victories for Sevilla, 58 for Athletic Bilbao and 29 draws.

Players to watch: Unlike most match ups, when strikers are at focus, Sevilla and Athletic can be happy to have one of the most prosperous young goalkeeper in the league. Sergio Rico has 20 caps, 39 saves and 8 clean sheets for Sevilla, while Kepa Arrizabalaga has 18 caps, 57 saves and 5 clean sheets for Athletic.

Missing:

Athletic Bilbao: Muniain I.(Knee Injury).

Under question:

Sevilla: Carole L.(Muscle Injury), Corchia S.(Groin Injury), Jose Mena(Groin Injury), Navas J.(Calf Injury).

Athletic Bilbao: Balenziaga M.(Thigh Injury), Rico M.(Thigh Injury).

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