Emery: Athletic are favourites

Unai Emery has said that while Sevilla hope to be in fourth place by tonight, Athletic Bilbao are favourites for the match between the sides.

The sides drew 1-1 in December’s meeting at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan so a win for Sevilla at San Mames would take Emery’s team ahead of the Basques, level on points but in front on the head-to-head record.

But with Athletic at home, Emery is under no illusions as to the scale of the task.

“We have fourth place in our hands and we want Athletic out of that position,” Marca reports Emery as saying at a pre-match Press conference.

“Athletic are having a good season and have been strong from the start. At home they have very good form.

“But Sevilla has also reached the end of the season with the chance of being fourth.

“Playing at home, with the support of their fans, makes Athletic favourites but we are in good shape and we know what’s demanded of us.

“We will enjoy it if we do things well.”

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