UEFA Super Cup 2019 Preview – Wednesday August 14th, 2019 at 8.00 pm
The first-ever all English UEFA Super Cup will happen on Wednesday night from Istanbul. This is the traditional annual match between the previous season’s Champions League and Europa League winners. After so much success for English sides in the UEFA competitions last campaign, European champions Liverpool will be looking to add more silverware to their cabinet.
The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea are at 4/7 making them red-hot favourites* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)
Liverpool didn’t have an easy road to the Champions League final last season. Not by any stretch of the imagination. In the group stage, for example, they had to deal with some tough games against Napoli, PSG and Red Star Belgrade. Liverpool won three and lost three of those six games and were under some big pressure there. But they got out in second place behind PSG and that meant a tough draw was waiting for them in the round of sixteen.
Liverpool took on Bayern Munich but produced a show of strength away from home in the second leg to produce a 3-1 aggregate win. They sent FC Porto packing in the quarter-finals before their momentous semi-final tussle with Barcelona. Liverpool won through 4-3 on aggregate but that was remarkably only after having lost the first leg 3-0 away from home. It was a stunning response that they came up with at Anfield. In the Final, they met Tottenham, with Mo Salah setting the Reds on their way within two minutes and easing to a 2-0 success.
Because of the set up that Liverpool have under Jurgen Klopp, they are regarded as one of the best in Europe and would be even if they didn’t have that Champions League title to hand. Their form throughout last season both on the domestic and European front was remarkable. They lost the Premier League title by a single point of Manchester City but only lost one league game all campaign. Still, they managed to push the Citizens so close with the extra burden of having to deal with those big European nights in the Champions League.
The Reds didn’t strengthen their squad over the summer by throwing the cheque book around. They seem pretty happy with what they have got and it’s hard to argue with that. It’s hard to see a perceivable area in which they could really have improved, aside from potentially luring Philippe Coutinho back to the club on loan. That didn’t pan out though so the Reds are pretty much as they were. With their wonderful attacking arsenal, it’s not a bad place to be in at all anyway.
Mo Salah. Roberto Firmino. Sadio Mane. It was a front line which struck fear into the hearts of defences on the domestic and European fronts last season. Watching them it’s easy to see why. While the bulk of the goals came from Mane and Salah, Firmino plays such an important supporting role, creating space for others and creating assists. They have blended together so well that it is an enviable attack that the Reds have.
The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea and Mo Salah to score in a Score/Win Double is at 13/8* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.). The speed and clinical finishing of Salah is their biggest asset of all. He is the star power of a star-studded trio of players and it is hard to imagine that they are not going to create chances against a Chelsea team who looked defensively fragile on the weekend.
Much has been made about Chelsea’s situation over the summer. They have an inexperienced manager at the helm in Frank Lampard. They have a transfer ban so haven’t been able to strengthen over the summer. Given the start that they had to the new Premier League season on the week, a bruising 4-0 loss against Manchester United, that just compound the problems that the Stamford Bridge club have at the moment.
Of course, Lampard is going to need time to find his feet in the top flight. His managerial experience extends to one Championship season with Derby. He clearly has some kind of plan to turn Chelsea into a young, exciting team playing attractive football. They looked decent in the attack, and if Tammy Abraham starts hitting the net, they should be fine, but there is the feeling that they are lacking a world-class number nine. They were defensively naive as well against Manchester United, boldly trying to play and open game which left them exposed to United’s counter-attack, which was just playing into the hands of the hosts.
Liverpool may have only won one of their last six games against Chelsea but that win was in their most recent league meeting from last season, a 2-0 success at Anfield. Liverpool looked as if they just picked up immediately from where they left off last season, whereas the Blues, despite some positive enterprise look to have a lot of cracks to fill in.
This could be another great European night in Istanbul for the Reds as they enter into their sixth Super Cup. They have won three of their five previous visits to the fixture and were the most recent English winners as well, beating CSKA Moscow in extra time back in 2005. It should be a comfortable ride for Liverpool.
The odds on Liverpool to beat Chelsea to nil are at 15/8 and doesn’t look like a bad price at all* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 12th, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.)
The UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night is the first bit of silverware that is up for grabs from UEFA. This, of course, pits last season’s’ UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League winners together. There is nothing like starting the new season with a bit of silverware and this one is being played in Skopje, Macedonia. Real Madrid have a W3 L2 record from their five previous appearances in the Super Cup while Manchester United have a W1 L2 record from their three previous appearances. In the head to head between the two, this will be the 11th meeting, with Real Madrid being 4-2 up.
The 2012/13 UEFA Champions League round of sixteen was the last time that we saw these two sides battle it out, with Madrid winning through 3-2 on aggregate. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal in both legs of that tie and will be a huge threat to the United defence once again. Real Madrid are on a ten match unbeaten streak against English Premier League opposition (W7 D3) while United can boast a W8 D3 L1 record in their last eleven European matches as they picked up the Europa League title last season.
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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 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.
What more is there to say about Lionel Messi at this point? Well, you can start with saying that he seems to enjoy some powerful scoring feats against Sevilla. For your Barcelona v Sevilla betting in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night, that could translate into some profit by backing the brilliant Messi to find the back of the net. Current Sevilla coach Unai Emery has faced Barcelona 19 times in his career and has yet to beat the Catalans. As far as Messi is concerned, in those nineteen games, the Argentine has netted 22 goals.
He scored a hattrick in the league meeting at the Nou Camp between them last term and fired one off in the 2010 Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla as well. He has found the back of the net in each of the last five games against Sevilla for a total of eight goals. Powerful record from the best in the business and Messi is trading as 5/2 first goalscorer with Boylesports and he is a 4/9 anytime goalscorer quote.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last eleven matches against Sevilla and they are 1/3 to take the win on Tuesday night in Tbilisi, with the draw at 9/2 and Sevilla at 8/1 with Boylesports.
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