Real Madrid 6/4 odds at Bet365 to beat Atletico Madrid14th August 2018 / lee
The European Super Cup takes place on Wednesday night, the annual UEFA feature match pitting the reigning Champions League holders against the reigning Europa League holders. This season there is a bit of added spice as it is a Madrid derby that we get. It is a huge Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid showdown that we are looking at for the 2018 UEFA Super Cup and there are 6/4 odds on Real Madrid to beat Atletico Madrid out in Tallinn* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 11:32 pm).
Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid Odds*
Real Madrid 6/4
Atletico Madrid 2/1
* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 11:32 pm)
European Super Cup 2018 Preview
This will be the first-ever UEFA club final to be hosted in Estonia, with the match being played at the A. Le Coq Arena in Tallinn. The kick-off has been moved as well from the usual 7:45 pm to an 8.00 pm start so watch out for that. Other changes to the match involve the number of substitutes that can be named having been raised from 7 to 12 and if the game goes to extra time then a fourth substitution is allowed.
Real Madrid are the reigning Super Cup holders having won it three times in the last four editions. They are looking for a hat-trick of titles in the match having won it back to back in 2016 and 2017. The Spaniards are back in the match courtesy of their UEFA Champions League Final victory over Liverpool earlier this year, which was their third straight triumph in the tournament. The 6/4 odds on Real Madrid to beat Atletico Madrid* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 11:32 pm) will have a lot of appeal for punters.
Changes at the Bernabeu
It has been a big summer of change for the club. After their Champions League success, head coach Zinedine Zidane stunned everyone by walking away from his position. So Real Madrid have a new man in charge at that is former Spain boss Julen Lopetegui, who was removed ahead of the World Cup from his position with the national side because he had taken up the job with Real Madrid to have started after the tournament. But his timing caused a ruckus and Spain ditched him.
They have also lost one of their greatest players ever, with Cristiano Ronaldo parting ways with them after nine years at the club. He has moved on to Juventus now leaving a pretty big void to fill. That will likely fall on the shoulders of Gareth Bale the most to fill the void and he is the 5/1 first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 11:32 pm). He showed up well during the International Champions Cup in the summer, a series of friendly matches which really is the only guide we have to go on. Real Madrid went W2 D1 in their three matches there.
Atletico Youthful and Competitive
They will be taking on Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid who just continue to tick along in their usual strong fashion. They have added a good couple of pieces of Thomas Lemar and Nikola Kalinic over the summer to bolster them as an attacking force. This is their third appearance in the Super Cup and they won their two previous ones. With Antoine Griezmann extending his stay with the club and Diego Costa having returned this year, they are shaping up pretty well and there is quite a youthful set up throughout the rest of the squad.
Like Real Madrid, they were involved in the International Champions Cup in the summer but they didn’t win any of their games, including a game on the weekend against Inter Milan which they lost 1-0. Atletico Madrid failed to score in two of those three games at the International Cup and so maybe they need a little time to get their new pieces all together. They are likely to be without Griezmann too who returned to training late after his World Cup success.
They do look as if they are closing the gap on their rivals as well as Barcelona and they may well put together a good season in La Liga. But can they pull out enough to get the better of their biggest rivals? Three of the last five editions of the Super Cup have been level at 90 minutes and the last two occasions that it has been Spain v Spain in the match, they have gone to extra time. Three of the last five meetings between Real and Atletico have been drawn as well.
There is no real form to look at from either side here and all we can really go by is what they respectively churned out in the International Champions Cup. Of the two Real were the ones who had their eye for goal a little bit more in tune than Atletico and we are going to back Real Madrid to Lift the Trophy at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 11:32 pm).
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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!