Our match prediction:
Buoyed by a 1-0 win over Real Betis in the Seville derby, Sevilla take on Athletic Bilbao at San Mames Barria in what is expected to be one of the most interesting matches of Saturday’s program. Athletic Bilbao head into the game following a 2-1 win at Granada and, no doubt, both teams are high on confidence ahead of the San Mames showdown. It is well known that the Lions are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but seeing that los Sevillanos have been impressive at the back of late, we predict that under 2.5 goals will be scored in Saturday’s football match. A man to watch in the home team will be Aritz Aduriz, who scored a brace in a 2-1 win over Valencia at the weekend. Speaking of the away team, all eyes will be on former Manchester City ace Samir Nasri.
Highligted Player (Iker Muniain):
Iker Munian was once considered one of the most talented players in Spain, but he obviously failed to reach his full potential. Munian is an attacking midfielder, who is capable of playing as a forward as well and he began his youth career at Chantrea. In 2005 he made probably the best decision of his career as he joined Athletic Bilbao youth academy. He made his debut for Athletic Bilbao on 30 July, 2009 in a 1-0 loss to Young Boys in the Europa League. Iker Munian impressed in the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign with the Lions, scoring nine goals in all competitions, but he failed to make a bigger progress. The Athletic Bilbao product has been struggling with injuries and it has to be noted that the injury he suffered against Sevilla on 4 April, 2015 could have ruined his career. However, he returned to action on 20 December, but he was playing below expectations in the second half of the season. Iker Munian made his Spain debut on 29 February, 2012 in a friendly against Venezuela. La Roja won the match 5-0 and Munian came as a substitute in the 74th minute of the match.
Highlighted Team (Sevilla):
Sevilla Futbol Club is aSpanish football club from the city Andalucia. The club is playing in the Spanish Primera Divison and is playing his home games in Estadio Ramo Sanchez Pizjuan. An impressive venue with the capacity to hold 45 500 football fans. The biggest rival of Sevilla FC is city rival Real Betis Sevilla.The current second team of Sevilla is called Sevilla Atletico and is playing in the Segunda Division B. Nicknames for Sevilla are Los nervionenses and Los Rojiblancos.Sevilla won the Spanish title once in 1946. In Spain Sevilla won the Copa del Rey 4 times. In European competitions the team had more success. The club managed to win the Europa League 4 times and is currently the most succcesful club in the Europa League. The most remarkable players that played for Sevilla FC are: Suker, Zamorano, Alves, Ramos, Rakitic and the legendary Diego Maradona.