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Five Fantastic Flutters for the UEFA Super Cup

| 12.08.2014

Cardiff plays host to Real Madrid and Sevilla, as the winners of the Champions League and Europa League take each other on at the City Stadium. Coral compile a number of value bets across differing markets ahead of the eagerly anticipated showdown.

Gareth Bale to score first 9/2

On his return to Wales, the former Tottenham star will be keen to entertain his fellow kin. Having clinched the winner in the Champions League final against rivals Atletico Madrid, Bale can start his season on a high by scoring in front of a home crowd. He also netted an outstanding individual effort in the Copa del Rey final, so is used to notching in big matches.

Both teams to score in first half 3/1

Although Real have a wealth of outstanding attacking talent which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Bale, and new signing James Rodriguez, a lot has been said about their defensive discipline. Always susceptible to the counter-attack, the capital club may concede if they commit too many men forward and lose the ball, with Sevilla dangerous while breaking.

James Rodriguez to score two or more goals 6/1

Having top-scored at the World Cup, before securing a £63m move to Real, Rodriguez, otherwise known phonetically as ‘Ha-mes’ notched twice against Uruguay in the first knockout stage. Quite possibly, singularly one of the most aware attacking players in world football, this kid is more than capable of pouncing on even half-chances.

A red card to be shown in 90 minutes 9/4

Real don’t exactly have the best disciplinary record, and do have a history of imploding in some big matches. Centre back Pepe received three straight red cards last season, as well as one for Portugal in the World Cup against Germany.

A penalty to be awarded in 90 minutes 9/4

With the trickery and fast feet of Ronaldo, Bale and Rodriguez, Sevilla will need to be wary in and around the penalty area. Sevilla’s centre backs aren’t the most graceful or mobile, so if they dive into challenges, the chances are, they will concede fouls.



Matt Haynes

A long-suffering Leeds fan, Matt studied Sports Journalism at university, and has a plethora of multi-industry experience. Having worked on behalf of multiple hedge funds and top-tier investment banks in executive search, he has also had a stint with the BBC and the Press Association. Outside of work, he pursues entrepreneurial activities and likes to keep fit.
Although he has interviewed current England manager Roy Hodgson as well as Rafa Benitez and a number of other names, he is honoured to have spent time in the company of Gordon Banks. Matt enjoys cultivating long-lasting professional and personal relationships, is solution orientated, and supports Coral’s sports content provision.