Prediction and odds for the game: Real Madrid (2/5) vs Eintracht Frankfurt (6/1)
We are backing over 2.5 goals at odds of 4/7
When: Wednesday, 10 August 2022, Kick-off 20:00
Where: Helsinki Olympiastadion
On Wednesday, Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt clash in the European Super Cup, between last season’s Champions League and Europa League winners.
Los Blancos enjoyed a highly successful campaign last season, winning both La Liga and the Champions League. Carlo Ancelotti’s team won the Spanish top-flight title by 13 points, with arch-rivals Barcelona trailing in their wake. They won the Champions League trophy by recording a 1-0 win over Liverpool.
This summer has not been the busiest when it comes to transfers. However, the Spanish giants have brought in Germany international Antonio Rudiger and highly-rated French midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni. The latter could form an exciting partnership in the centre of the field in the future with compatriot Eduardo Camavinga, who arrived in the Spanish capital last summer from Rennes. Tchouameni could start this clash on the bench, however.
Real Madrid has won the European Super Cup on four occasions, with their last triumph coming back in 2017. Only Barcelona and Milan have won the competition more times than Los Blancos. The Madridistas need to claim the trophy once more to match the pair’s tally of five wins.
The Eagles struggled in the Bundesliga last season, eventually finishing 11th place in the table, ten points off the European spots and nine ahead of the relegation play-off spot.
However, the campaign’s high point was undoubtedly winning the Europa League trophy, as they defeated Rangers in a penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw in normal and extra-time. The trophy was only their second ever in the European game, having previously won the competition in its previous guise as the UEFA Cup in 1980, beating fellow German team Borussia Monchengladbach.
Frankfurt kicked off the new Bundesliga with a woeful 6-1 home defeat against champions Bayern Munich. To make matters worse, the German club are about to lose star winger Filip Kostic, who is reportedly set to leave for Italian giants Juventus. Due to the impending move, the Serbian winger will not feature in this clash. Frankfurt are also likely to be without centre-back Jerome Onguene and versatile Portuguese star Aurelien Buta, both through injury. Summer arrival from Bayer Leverkusen Lucas Alario will be hoping for his Frankfurt debut.
Real Madrid are big favourites to win this game, and with good reason, but backing the Spanish team to win offers very little value, so we will avoid that in our tips.
Instead, the first bet we are backing is for both teams to score, as Real Madrid’s attacking threat is renowned. Even without Kostic, Frankfurt offers a good attacking threat. The other bet we are backing is over 2.5 goals scored, which is for the same reason as above.
Our Tips: We are backing both teams to score at odds of 16/19 and/or over 2.5 goals scored at odds of 4/7. (All odds are taken from Bet365).[geosnippet id=3620]
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