Athletic Bilbao will face Sevilla at Estadio San Mamés at Copa del Rey – 1/8 Final. Athletic Bilbao against Sevilla is the match with big interest after their previous matches in Spanish La Liga. Review our thoughts on this match here below.

Athletic Bilbao

One of the worst teams by scoring goals this season in Spain, however last match with Celta Vigo was with two scored goals and win. Iker Muniain and Inaki Williams great duo which can win even bad match. During the matches, the team had possession and lots of moments but most of them have stopped by opponents.

Now Los Leones and Los Filigranas are in a different level now. Athletic should gain more confidence and maybe take a look to transfer market in January.


This season Sevilla showing great football, at home Sevilla is unbeaten since September. Sevillistas have known strikers in their teams like Ben Yedder or new player Andre Silva. Pablo Sarabia is on top by assist quantity in La Liga. This year Sevilla will fight for getting a straight ticket to Champions League. A few years ago Sevilla won Europa League three times in a row and proved to Europe that they are a top class club with big ambitions. At the La Liga, they are one of the best teams by conceding minimum goals.

In three years Sevilla was involved in two finals where they have lost to Barcelona. This year it could be a good bonus to play as much as possible in that tournament, but mostly they are preparing for main league matches and Europa League play-offs.


In last 2 seasons these teams have met four times, interestingly that every-time wins home team. Only 1 of 4 matches have finished with more than 2 goals and scoring by away team. Teams playing carefully, mostly with minimum mistakes against each other.