Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, UEFA Super cup final Prediction
The Super Cup final is always a great match for the beginning of the new seasons. Real Madrid will play for the third time in a row in this match and opponent this time is the local rival Atlético Madrid. Real managed to win in their 3 Super Cup finals in the last 4 years in which they took part. 2-0 and 3-2 (after extra time) against Sevilla and 2-1 against Manchester United last season. 2010 and 2012, Atletico Madrid won the cup against the champions of the Champions League, respectively, Inter (2-0) and Chelsea (4-1).
Real Madrid lost this summer one of the two super stars of world football, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is going to play for Juventus from now on. This was the most spectacular transfer ever this summer. Zinedine Zidane is also no longer at the head of the ” Los Blancos”, so there are many changes in this team this time. Now comes a new era not only because of the departure of these two key figures, but also because of the fact that in recent years there have been very few transfers in the club at all and some of their stars, like Luka Modric, Ramos are not going to get any younger. Real M had a good pre-season friendlies and won all of their matches, except the one against Man United, which they lost by 2-1. Real Madrid’s only new addition for now is the young Brazilian talent Vinicius Junior. It is important to note that in 15 of the last 16 games of Real Madrid there were “BTTS”.
Atlético Madrid, apart from moving to their new stadium last year, now also invested serious funds for newcomers. They also held their big star, Antoine Griezmann. Their new additions are the right back, Arias, coming from PSV as Vrsaljko’s replacement, Gelson Martins, the young winger from Sporting and the world champion Thomas Lemar, for whom they have given a lot of money. The long-time captain, Gaby, as well as Jota, Vrsaljko and Gameiro, left the club. Kalinic was also bought as an alternative to Costa and Griezmann. Atletico have scored in 11 of their last 13 games. A super-cup final against the local rival will be a great deal of motivation for them.
When they meet in international tournaments, the matches between these two teams are usually fairly equal and often end as a draw. Because the season has not begun, and usually in such matches the players are still not in the best physical condition and some of them just returned from their holidays after the world cup, our main prediction will be “BTTS” at 1.85. The odds are worth it, but as this is the final, there will still be many more bet options. Here are some of them ..
- Real Madrid to win the trophy – 1.80
- Real Madrid over 1.5 goals – 2.60
- Under 5.5 cards – 1.86
- Over 0.5 corners first 10 minutes – 1.65
Luka Modric is likely to be on the bench because he has not trained enough with the team. Asensio, Bale and Benzema are ready to start, and newcomers, Vinisius and Odriozola, can make their official debut for their new team. Courtois is also likely to be on the bench because he has not trained enough with his new team. Absent is Vallejo.
Hernandez and Griezmann would probably start on the bench, but Lemar is ready for the game. It is possible their new arrivals, Kalinic, Martins, Rodri and Arias, to start the game.