Take a look at the latest form and team news from Real Betis and Athletic Bilbao:
Los Verdiblancos have been a bright spot in the La Liga this season but appear to have fallen off the pace somewhat in recent matches. A run of 3 losses and 2 wins in their last 5 league games has seen them drop to 5th position, 2 points behind Atlético Madrid, who occupy the final Champions League spot.
In 27 league games, they have 14 wins, 4 draws, and 9 losses. Real Betis have also scored quite a number of goals with 49, although they have conceded 35, one of the highest for teams in the league’s top half. They are still active in the Europa League and face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Round of 16 on Wednesday, after defeating Zenit St Petersburg 3-2 on aggregate. Juanmi (12 goals, 1 assist) and Jose William (7 goals, 4 assists) are the top scorers at Betis.
For their team news, Real Betis currently have about 5 players on the sidelines and will hope it stays that way after their Europa League fixture against Eintracht Frankfurt. Hector Bellerin, Alex Moreno, Victor Caramasa, Martin Montoya, and Andres Guardado are injured and may not feature on Sunday.
Athletic Bilbao have been consistent in La Liga for years now, particularly in making it to European competition, and they are in the mix once again this season. They generally have stopped-start form in the league, with 10 wins, 10 draws, and 7 losses in 27 league games.
Bilbao occupy the 8th position on the table and are 4 points off Real Sociedad, who are in 6th place. They have scored fewer goals than their rivals (32) and also conceded fewer (26). With 3 wins and 2 losses in their last 5, they are in slightly better form than Betis. Inaki Williams (7 goals, 2 assists) and Oihan Sancet (6 goals, 4 assists) have been their brightest spots in attack and will hope to inspire them to European qualification at the end of the season. For injuries and suspensions, Athletic Bilbao do not have any player injured or suspended at the moment and will travel to Seville with their strongest options available to play.