Real and Atlético, winners of Champions League and Europa League, meet in continental opener
Despite their recent success, Real Madrid may be at a slight quandary. The Galacticos have made history by winning three Champions League titles in a row, but may still go into this latest campaign feeling slightly flat.
With a new manager at the helm of the ship, they are also without their talisman of the last decade – Cristiano Ronaldo. It is a situation that master tactician Diego Simeone and his Atlético Madrid side, winners of last season’s UEFA Europa League, will be looking to exploit to the maximum.
First things first
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Where can I win money in this tie?
Real Madrid and new boss JulenLopetegui will come into this game looking to hit the ground running. Ronaldo’s transfer to Italian league champions Juventus could have a damaging effect on the club that likes to think of itself as the biggest in world football.
Nevertheless, it is Real who come into this game as the slight favourites to make it four UEFA Super Cup wins in the last five years. You can more than double your money, at a price of 2.30, if you think Real will wrap up victory inside 90 minutes.
Atlético, meanwhile, are at a slightly longer price but are by no means out of the running. You could more than triple any investment if Atlético are ahead at the full time whistle, at a price of 3.10 – a stalemate is priced slightly longer at 3.25, according to Oddsshark.
However, with both sides set to get their La Liga campaigns underway just a few days later we may not see this game played at quite such a high tempo as we are used to when these great old rivals from the Spanish capital meet. For that reason, we may not see as many goals in this one either, and there is the possibility of the tie having the feel of a pre-season friendly about it before the real business of La Liga and the UEFA Champions League begins in earnest.
Predicting exact score lines is always a tough ask, but a 1-0 win for Real is priced at 7.00, meaning that a US$5 bet would lead to a US$35 pay out. A 1-0 win for Atlético, meanwhile, is priced slightly higher at 8.50.
You can also come close to doubling your money by either backing both teams to score, or not to score. The two options are at 1.90, and a safer bet may be well be focusing on the number of goals scored in the tie – with both teams looking to find their feet ahead of the new season, a low scoring affair looks likely.
You can back under 2.5 goals in this game at a price of just 1.66 Meanwhile, you could potentially more than double your money by backing over 2.5 goals in the game at 2.15.
But again, the more specific you are, the higher those possible rewards go. You can back Real to win and both teams to score at 5.00, while a Real Madrid win without both teams scoring still comes in at 3.75 – that still comes close to quadrupling your initial investment – the same price for Real to be leading at both half time and the full time whistle.
You can also bet on happenings in the first half rather than just the match as a whole, should you wish to do so. For instance, Real Madrid are priced at 3.10 to be leading at the interval, with Atlético again at the slightly higher price of 3.60 – you could still potentially double your money however by backing it to be honours even at half time, at a price of 2.05.
Both teams to score in the first half is priced at 5.00, while the price for that occurrence drops in the second half to 3.50. Alternatively, you can bet on who you think will break the deadlock.
Real are at just 1,80 to get the first goal of the game, with Atlético at 2.25 to open the scoring. However, if you think there will be no goals, meaning the 90 minutes ends in a goalless draw, then you can back that outcome at a price of 9.00.
Odds (after 90 minutes): Real Madrid (2.30), Atlético Madrid (3.10), draw (3.25)