Bet365 offer 14/5 odds on Man Utd to beat Real Madrid 2017-08-087th August 2017 / lee
Manchester United and Real Madrid meet up for the second time this summer as the two square off in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night. They played a game at the International Champions Cup out in the USA which ended in a 1-1 draw. But neither were anywhere near strength for the game and this is far more serious business for them to get into. The match pits last season’s Europa League winners United against the Champions League winners Real Madrid and it is the Spaniards who are trading as 10/11 favourites. But will the Red Devils be able to catch them cold ahead of their respective domestic seasons?
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Real Madrid v Manchester United UEFA Super Cup Betting Odds
Real Madrid 10/11, Draw 11/4, Manchester United 14/5
The Community Shield is in the bag for the season which means that the start of the Premier League season is right here. But before Manchester United can get their domestic title underway, they have to go to Macedonia on Tuesday night to face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. There’s quite a price for success it would seem. This extra game that United have to fit in is because of their winning the UEFA Europa League last season against Ajax. Manchester United and Real Madrid are no strangers to success of course and this will be a clash between two of the continent’s most decorated clubs.
Obviously, this isn’t the most important trophy that either of them will be playing for this season, but it is a piece of silverware nonetheless. In beating Ajax in that Europa League Final earlier in the summer, Manchester United became the fifth side to win all three major UEFA club competitions with that success. United have played three Super Cup matches before and have a W1 L2 record from that, winning their first ever appearance in 1991 as they beat FK Crvena Zvezda while losing in 1999 to Lazio and then in 2008 they lost against Zenit St Petersburg.
No club from England has won the UEFA Super Cup since Liverpool’s success in 2005 with Chelsea and United losing attempts since then. The Red Devils are underdogs for this one and both teams to score at bet365 is a price of 4/6 while big summer signing Romelu Lukaku is up at a price of 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market. This will be the 11th meeting between United and Real Madrid, with United trailing 2-4 in the head to head. The goal count is close though 20-16 in favour of Madrid from those meetings.
The 2012/13 Champions League was the last time that United and Real Madrid squared off and the Spaniards won that tie 3-2, helped out by a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo in both legs. The former Red Devil is a price of 11/4 in the Bet365 First Goalscorer market. Real Madrid lifted the Champions League trophy again last season, becoming the first side ever to win it in back to back seasons and they can boast a winning pedigree in the UEFA Super Cup, with them having gone W3 L2 from their previous five. After losing their first two appearances in the UEFA Super Cup, they have won their last three on the bounce.
No team has won successive UEFA Super Cups since AC Milan in 1989 and 1990 so the Spaniards can get another piece of history here. Spain have triumphed in the last three UEFA Super Cups, and in seven of the last eight. Over 2.5 goals at bet365 is a price of 8/11. Although Real Madrid start their domestic season a week later than United start theirs, Los Merengues will be in action in the Spanish Super Cup next weekend so should be close to full match sharpness by now.
Real Madrid have lost one of their last 18 European matches and are unbeaten in their last ten games against Premier League opposition (W7 D3). Madrid’s overall record against English clubs is P34 W14 D10 L10. United are on an unbeaten 11 match streak in Europe and their record is W13 D20 L16 against La Liga opposition.
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