Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla Prediction Head to Head Preview Who Will Win, UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE April 7, 2016 • 20:05 • San Mamés Barria, Bilbao.
Sevilla striker Fernando Llorente will proceed with his journey for European magnificence after two close misses when he confronts childhood club Athletic Bilbao on Thursday. The all-Spanish first-leg tie at San Mames is Sevilla’s most recent stop in their offer to win a phenomenal third back to back Europa League title. In any case, Llorente’s encounters in masterpiece finals are to some degree distinctive to those of his colleagues, having played in the Athletic side that missed the mark against Atletico Madrid in the 2012 Europa League last before turning into a Champions League runner-up for Juventus against Barcelona last season.
“I truly need [to win the Europa League],” the 31-year-old told UEFA.com. “Both the Europa League and the Champions League finals were great encounters yet had a terrible result.
“It’s similar to a persistent issue for you that you need to uproot yet you never know when you may have the shot. I trust it happens this season.
“Sevilla have a genuine craving to win this opposition. It would be one of a kind and very inconceivable, in light of the fact that I don’t think any group have done it three years in succession.
“I’m truly getting a charge out of this opposition – it brings back brilliant recollections of my Athletic days – similar to my partners who have had such achievement in the Europa League.”
Athletic Bilbao v Sevilla Prediction Head to Head Preview Who Will Win
Llorente has not highlighted since Seville overcame Basel in the round of 16, sitting out Liga thrashings to Real Madrid and Real Sociedad as an unused substitute. Be that as it may, he will push for consideration close by playmaker Yevhen Konoplyanka and midfielder Steven N’Zonzi after the couple came back from separate hamstring and calf issues against Sociedad.
Llorente’s flight to Juventus solidified Aritz Aduriz’s place as Athletic’s chief striker and the veteran is delighting in the part this season, with his endeavors in turning into the Europa League’s top scorer adding to a review to the Spanish national group.
Athletic and Sevilla are as of now level on focuses in La Liga and the recorded no holds barred leaves little to pick between the pair, with Sevilla edging the triumph number by 64-63, with 31 diversions drawn.
Athletic will be without Aymeric Laporte after the France Under-21 focus back endured a broken leg and separated lower leg on worldwide obligation that will sideline him for four months.