Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Preview

Vedran Ostojic 06 Jan 2020
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Copa del Rey
Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao
18:00 – 11 Jan 2020
Odds correct at the time of writing
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Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Score Prediction

Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info

Match date: 11th January 2020

Kick-Off: 6:00 pm

Stadium: Las Llanas Stadium, Sestao

Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head Record

Last 2 meetings:

6 Oct 2016 Sestao 0 – 4 Athletic Bilbao
8 Aug 2011 Sestao 2 – 1 Athletic Bilbao
Matches played: 2

Sestao wins: 1

Athletic Bilbao wins: 1

Draws: 0

Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Stats

  • Sestao saw their three-match winning streak ended by Lagun Onak (0-0) last week
  • Athletic Bilbao beat Intercity (0-3) in Copa del Rey and held off Eibar (0-0), Real Madrid (0-0), and Sevilla (1-1) in La Liga since mid-December
  • The sides met for two friendlies since 2011 and bagged a win each

Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Match Preview

Athletic Bilbao have shown what they’re made of and while they travel to Sestao for their Copa del Rey clash with just three points from their last three La Liga outings, they came against Eibar (0-0) at home as well as Real Madrid (0-0) and Sevilla (1-1) on the road – which has them sitting just two points behind the top 6.

Los Leones outclassed Intercity (0-3) along the way as Ibai Gomez opened the scoresheet with just a minute on the clock while Benat and Kenan Kodro added to the tally in the second half. They will now hope for more of the same in Copa del Rey and we do see them making it happen at Las Llanas Stadium.

Sestao dropped the Tercera Division Group 4 top spot with a goalless draw at Lagun Onak now behind them, seeing a three-match winning streak across competitions ended. Ibon Etxebarrieta will now want to bounce quickly and shock La Liga rivals but his men are in for the greatest challenge yet.

River edged past Lugo (on penalties after a 1-1 draw) after conceding a last-gasp equalizer here but we’ve also seen them outclass Durango (2-4) and Tolosa (3-0) in the league, which should have them just as motivated now. Struggles to convert chances last week will be more worrying and could make it hard now.

We will thus back Athletic Bilbao to make their way to the next round with confidence and we’ll go for them to snatch a comfortable win at Las Llanas Stadium, where Asian Handicap -2.5 looks like the best approach to the fixture at this point.

We feel they’ll have to keep it together if it’s to be smooth sailing on Saturday evening, though, and we’re now backing them to do just that. We’re going for the visitors to keep a clean sheet on the day as well, which would be their fourth in five outings across competitions.

Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Betting Tips

Athletic Bilbao to win -2.5 @ Odds will be shown here when available

Athletic Bilbao to keep a clean sheet @ Odds will be shown here when available

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    Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Match Info Match date: 11th January 2020 Kick-Off: 6:00 pm Stadium: Las Llanas Stadium, Sestao Sestao vs Athletic Bilbao Head to Head Record Last 2 meetings: 6 Oct 2016 Sestao 0 – 4 Athletic Bilbao 8 Aug 2011 Sestao 2 – 1 Athletic Bilbao Matches played: 2 Sestao wins: 1 Athletic…