COPA DEL REY
Athletic Club v Sevilla
Before the league action gets under way again there are cup fixtures and Athletic host Sevilla in the first leg of the last 16 of the Copa del Rey on Thursday night.
The Basque team are currently in a crisis in the league as they hover just above the relegation zone.
A cup win could lift their spirits ahead of their league encounter against the same team this weekend.
If Sevilla are to better their Copa del Rey run from last season, they need to go all the way and win it.
Pablo Machin’s men are favourites to prevail in all three games between the two teams in the next seven days.