This Saturday, October 31, Athletic Club face Sevilla FC in LaLiga Santander at San Mamés (16:00 CET). Julen Lopetegui’s side visit Bilbao for Athletic’s third home match of the season. The Lions lost to Cadiz CF and beat Levante in the first two.
Saturday’s opponents Sevilla have failed to win their last three LaLiga fixtures, drawing against Barcelona and losing to Granada FC and SD Eibar. What’s more, Athletic have a good track record against the Andalusians over the last decade.
The lions have won nine out of their past 10 league matches against Sevilla at San Mamés. Last season’s defeat was the only time Athletic have lost a LaLiga Santander match against Sevilla in Bilbao since the 2010-11 campaign.
That’s not all. Over the past ten years, this particular fixture has produced a lot of memorable moments for Athletic fans. For example, we’ve had former captain Carlos Gurpegi’s farewell match (2015-16), Mikel Balenziaga‘s first goal (2016-17), Mikel Vesga‘s first strike (2017-18) and Iñaki Williams’ brace (2018-19).
The historical head-to-head record is also in Athletic’s favour. Out of all the 76 LaLiga fixtures played between both sides at San Mamés, the lions have won 49, drawn 10 and lost 17.
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Marcelino looks ahead to Friday night’s LaLiga Santander match against Levante UD
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Marcelino has called up 23 players for Friday night’s clash with Levante UD at the Ciutat de València
A big week against Levante
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Raúl García: “The more difficult the challenge, the better”
After extending his contract with Athletic Club until 2022, Raúl García expressed his intention to keep going “as long as he was up to the task of competing for this Club”
Raúl García signs contract extension until 2022
The agreement includes an option for a further season depending on a number of targets.
Berenguer in top goalscoring form
Athletic Club’s most recent signing is our current top goalscorer with six goals, four coming in his last five appearances
Highlights I Athletic Club 1-1 Villarreal CF (LaLiga Matchday 24)
Athletic pick up a point in a tightly-contested match against the Yellow Submarine at The Cathredal
Marcelino: “Athletic deserved to win”
Marcelino praises the attitude of his Lions, despite the draw against Villarreal
Berengeur on target in draw with Villarreal
Athletic’s current top goalscorer equalised after Gerard Moreno put Villarreal in the lead
Confirmed line-ups: Athletic Club vs Villarreal CF
The XIs for tonight’s LaLiga Santander match against Villarreal CF at San Mamés (21:00 CET)