The Julen Lopetegui era at Sevilla is over.
On Wednesday night, los Nervionenses were demolished 4-1 by Borussia Dortmund at home, with Lopetegui’s departure announced seconds after full time.
Overall, los Hispalenses have endured a horrendous start to the campaign, sat 17th in La Liga and with just one point in the Champions League.
It’s yet to be confirmed, but Jorge Sampaoli will return as manager.
He was previously in charge of Sevilla in 2016/17, finishing fourth and reaching the Champions League knockout phase.
Whether Sampaoli is in the dugout or not, Sevilla need a result here, or face dropping into the relegation zone.
In stark contrast, Athletic Club Bilbao are flying right now, so will make the long, 826km mile journey south full of confidence.
Last Friday night, the Lions demolished Almería 4-0; the Williams brother, Iñaki and Nico, both on target, as were Oihan Sancet and Mikel Vesga.
Having won three in a row and four of their last five, Ernesto Valverde’s team sit third, just three points below the leaders.
So, everything is pointing towards an away win at Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán.