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Pre-match reports


We look to replicate of the results of both of our most recent visits to the San Mamés
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Athletic Club-Sevilla FC, LaLiga EA Sports Matchday 37. Kick off at the San Mamés is at 19:00 CEST.

League standings

We come into the game in 12th position with 41 points. The goal for the final two games of the season will be to pick up as many points as possible and finish as high as possible. Athletic Club are fifth in LaLiga but cannot qualify for next year's Champions League. They are five points ahead of Real Sociedad who are sixth.

Opponent's form

It has been an up and down month for the Copa del Rey winners. After beating Getafe at the Coliseum, they drew 2-2 against Osasuna last time out at San Mamés before losing 2-1 to Celta de Vigo on Wednesday.

Recent Athletic Club-Sevilla FC matches

In this fixture last year and the year before, we managed a 1-0 victory over Athletic Club. Last year's winner came via a Lucas Ocampos penalty in added time while Thomas Delaney was the hero the year before with a long-range effort. The home side have not beaten us at the San Mamés since the 2020/21 campaign - Muniain and Sancet turned the game on its head after Youssef En-Nesyri's early goal.

Squad news

There are two forced absentees compared to the squad named to face Cádiz during midweek, with 21 players being called up due to Boubakary Soumaré's suspension and Suso's injury. In the case of the home side, pending confirmation of the squad list, reports suggest that Ernesto Valverde will be able to count on Nico Williams, Oigan Sancet and Iker Muniain, although Hugo Rincón is a doubt and Guruzeta will not be able to start.


Juan Luis Pulido Santana, who began refereeing in LaLiga last season will be in charge. In his three previous occasions refereeing Sevilla, all of them being at home, we drew last season against Valladolid and lost to Osasuna, as well December's painful 3-0 defeat against Getafe. He oversaw two Athletic Club matches during the 2022/23 campaign - a league win against Almeria and a cup win against Espanyol - and twice this season, victory at home against Celta (4-3) and a narrow defeat to Valencia at Mestalla (1-0). José María Sánchez Martínez will be on VAR duty.