UEFA Super Cup tips: Five fantastic flutters for Real Madrid v Sevilla
Holly Thackeray | August 7, 2016
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It’s an all-Spanish affair yet again in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, August 9th, a competition which pits last season’s Champions League winners against the reigning Europa League victor.
So 11-time champions of Europe Real Madrid once again meet successive Europa conquerors Sevilla for the second time in three terms to contest this pre-season crown.
Lerkendal Stadion in Trondheim, Norway, is the Scandinavian stage for the 41st edition of this tournament and, after the previous 5-4 extra-time thriller between Barcelona and the Bathtubs, expect another scintillating Spanish contest.
As for UEFA Super Cup tips for Tuesday’s tussle, Coral have customers covered, so read our experts’ recommendations below…
Real Madrid win and over 3.5 goals
Games between these La Liga giants tend to boast goals galore, and there should be plenty of opportunity for these two teams to shake off the summer shackles and fill their boots in Trondheim.
Last term’s UEFA Super Cup contest featuring Sevilla gave neutrals a whopping nine strikes to enjoy, with eight arriving in normal time.
As Real have run out winners in six of their last eight encounters across all competitions with their Andalusian opponents, notching a tremendous tally of 25 from 37 strikes in those, backing a Los Blancos win in 90 mins and over 3.5 goals in the game at 10/3 makes too much sense to miss out on.
Both teams to score in both halves
Punters can also potentially grow their money via goals again by taking the next of our UEFA Super Cup tips – both Real and Sevilla to be on target in each half.
Of course, the Bathtubs went toe-to-toe with Barca in either 45 of their last Super Cup outing, so have the capacity to keep up with Real both sides of the break as well.
In two of the past three frays between Los Blancos and Sevilla, both sides have found the net in each half, making odds of 9/1 for this to occur again rather nifty value.
Real Madrid to win first and second 45
If punters fancy a flutter on Real to put in a regal performance, there is also a tempting 21/10 price for Zinedine Zidane’s Blancos boys to win both halves of the match.
The result went Real’s way at half and full time as they smashed Sevilla 4-0 at the Bernabeu last campaign, while a Cristiano Ronaldo brace, with one strike either side of the break, ensured the Spanish capital club pipped Sevilla to this title two years ago.
Real Madrid have won ten of 19 scuffles with Spanish teams in Europe previously, so look a sensible shout to see their riches propel them past this opponent again.
While, if they lift the trophy on Tuesday, coach Zidane will become the only the fifth ever person to do so as a player and manager, completing an illustrious list which includes Carlo Ancelotti, Luis Enrique, Pep Guardiola and Diego Simeone.
Morata to make difference by breaking deadlock
Moving on to UEFA Super Cup tips relating to goalscorers, Real have a fair few injury doubts in their forward line – but an abundance of attacking depth to cover for any absences.
Ronaldo is expected to miss out while Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale face a race to be fully fit, according to the latest updates. This could leave the door open for recently returned marksman Alvaro Morata to fire his boyhood club to victory – with odds of 7/2 for the Spain striker to open the scoring.
Impressive at Euro 2016, Morata hit five in seven for La Roja across 2016, including that contest. With doubts remaining over his future, the forward has a point to prove and he’ll do just that if Morata scores first.
Luciano Vietto scores anytime
With Kevin Gameiro flogged to Atletico Madrid, Sevilla snatched Argentine prospect Vietto on loan in a deal going the other way – but the young-gun has much to do to fill the French frontman’s shoes.
Vibrant Vietto struggled in Simeone’s system last season but bagged 20 in all competitions to show his class for Villarreal the term before. Back the South American to start as he means to go on with Sevilla, at 23/10 to hit the target anytime.