Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 15, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Real Madrid +140 / Draw +225 / Atletico Madrid + 190 -- Over/Under: 2.5
The UEFA Super Cup final will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. This match will be played between the Champions League winners, Real Madrid, and the Europa League winners, Atletico Madrid. These two Madrid clubs share a long rivalry which they will look to reignite as they battle for the first European trophy of the season. Winning this match will be a huge boost for both sides so I am expecting two determined teams.
Real Madrid will begin life after Cristiano Ronaldo and it will interesting to see how the team performs without its legendary striker. It is expected that the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco, and Karim Benzema will take more central roles to fill in the gap left by the Portuguese striker. This is a very strong side, even without Cristiano Ronaldo, and they will still have all the tools required to compete with the best clubs in Europe. Winning this match will silence many critics and show that Real Madrid are still a top team.
On the other side of the coin, Atletico Madrid will see this as a great chance to beat Real Madrid and win a title. Simeone and his team have greatly strengthened during the summer and this team is looking like they can compete for the La Liga and Champions League title this season. Atletico Madrid have one of the best defensive units in the world and it will be interesting to see how a Ronaldo-less Real Madrid competes with the likes of Gimenez and Godin. Going forward, Atletico Madrid will test the likes of Varane and Sergio Ramos with their strikers which includes Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa.
This is not an easy game to predict but I am going to side with Atletico Madrid winning. Atletico seems like a much more settled unit at this stage of the season while Real Madrid looks like they are still adjusting to the new regime. We are getting a great price to bet on Atletico Madrid winning so that is the wager which I am going to suggest.