Athletic Bilbao hosts Sevilla in a match from the 1/8-finals

Athletic Bilbao hosts Sevilla in a match from the 1/8-finals of the Spanish Copa del Rey. Let’s take a look at this clash at the San Mames Barria in our vip soccer bets for today.


Athletic Bilbao reached this phase of the competition after two solid 4-0 wins over Huesca in the previous round. With an aggregate score of 8-0, the Basques didn’t leave any doubts which is the better team of the two. They started the job at the San Mames Barria and finished it with the same result at the Estadio El Alcoraz. Aritz Aduriz and Inaki Williams were the big heros of the night, with both of them scoring a brace in Axel Werner’s goal.


Sevilla are one of the two teams which reached the final in the Copa del Rey last season. Things didn’t go very well for the Andalusians, though, who suffered a heavy defeat against Barcelona in Madrid.


For Los Rojiblancos it was surprisingly difficult to beat Villanovense in the previous round. The first game in Villanovense ended 0-0, but at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Sevilla enjoyed a 1-0 win. The only goal in the game was scored by Andre Silva few minutes after the halftime break. This goal qualified Sevilla for the next round, although most of the fans probably expected a more convincing win.


In La Liga Athletic Bilbao are having a very difficult campaign so far, currently being 17th in the standings with 19 points. In their last game they celebrated a win, though, beating Celta in Vigo.


As for Sevilla, Los Rojiblancos are currently 3rd in La Liga’s standings with 33 points, being just 2 points behind the 2nd Atletico Madrid. In their last fixture Sevilla made a 1-1 draw with Atletico at home.


That’s our vip soccer bets for the Copa del Rey fixture between Athletic Bilbao and Sevilla from the 1/8-finals.