Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
UEFA Super Cup
Date: Wednesday, 15 August 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: A. Le Coq Arena, Tallinn.
Julen Lopetegui is about to make his official debut on Real Madrid bench on Wednesday evening when the Champions League winners take on fierce city rivals Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final.
The Estonian capital of Tallinn will have the honour of playing host to such a huge clash at A. Le Coq Arena.
Both teams were in action on Saturday evening, playing Inter and AC Milan in their final tests before this tie. Los Blancos were more successful as they boosted up the confidence with a 3-1 victory over Rossoneri, while Diego Simeone’s men failed to deliver in a 0-1 loss to Inter at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano.
Real’s goals came from Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral, while the highlight of the game was the moment when Luka Modric came on to replace Isco 15 minutes from time. The Croatian world-class midfielder will thus stay in Madrid in spite of the fact he was just moments away from making a Inter Milan move this summer.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head-to-head
Real Madrid dominated this match-up over history, but they are winless in last three meetings with the Mattressers.
Two La Liga ties from last season saw teams share spoils in low-scoring affairs.
Los Blancos won just one of last five games against Atletico Madrid.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
Atletico men have a perfect record in UEFA Super Cup matches so far. They defeated both Inter and Chelsea (UCL winners) in 2010 and 2012 conceding just one goal in these two ties.
Simeone’s men played very tight at the back in the most recent set of friendlies conceding just two goals in last three meetings with Stuttgart, Cagliari and Inter.
Real Madrid were also successful in their latest UEFA Super Cup outings. They won four in the bounce, including the 3-1 victory over Manchester United last year in Skopje.
They may have lost Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but with the likes of Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Isco, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and Thibaut Courtois in their ranks, they need to be regarded as a formidable force capable of beating any opponent in the world.
We are quite surprised to see the 2.50 odds offered for Real Madrid to win the match and we’ll try and take advantage of such high price.
More conservative punters can go with Real Madrid to lift the trophy for the fifth consecutive time at the 1.80 odds (including extra-time and penalties).
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Bet Tips
Real Madrid to win by 90 minutes @ 3/2 (2.50)
Real Madrid to lift the trophy @ 4/5 (1.80).