Europa: UEFA Super Cup
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
The first championship of Super Cup was held 45 years ago in 1972 and its first winner was Ajax, Holland. At that time the trophy was called Europa Super Cup and it was extremely popular.
And while for last decades Europa Super Cup has lost its official status and appeared to be exhibition show but the interest of million football fans towards this tournament is changeless.
5 last finals
For 15 years (1998-2012) the final match of UEFA Super Cup was held at the home arena of current champion of France Monaco. And since 2013 the place for Super Cup battle is absolutely new city. And now let us remind the results of 5 previous Super Cup championships:
31.08.2012. Monaco. Chelsea (England) - Atlético de Madrid (Spain) – 1:4.
30.08.2013. Prague. Bayern (Germany) – Chelsea (England) – 2:2 and 5:4 in penalty series.
12.08.2014. Cardiff. Real Madrid (Spain) – Sevilla (Spain) – 2:0.
11.08.2015. Tbilisi. Barcelona (Spain) – Sevilla (Spain) – 5:4.
09.08.2016. Trondheim. Real Madrid (Spain) – Sevilla (Spain) – 3:2.
As we see, in four out of 5 previous final matches the champion of the Champions League was winning UEFA Super Cup. And only in 2012 the current Europa champion Chelsea wasn’t ready for Super Cup battle.
This time the place for final was the capital of Macedonia. But the number of participants of the tournament is now more attractive. 3 last final matches of the Super Cups were totally Spanish and now the most honored club of Spain will be fighting with the club from England. It is obvious that this is similar to the final of the Champions League.
The favorite of the forthcoming Super Cup battle is the Spanish Royal club according to bookmakers.
Real Madrid – 1.95, draw – 3.75, Manchester United – 3.80;
But do these quotations come up to current days? As we have already seen, well balanced team with the new stars Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic, Victor Lindelöf. And we can say that the team is ready for the beginning of a new season and are going to strengthen the squad by the winger from Inter Milan Ivan Perišić.
And what about Real Madrid? Here we have more questions than answers. And the first one - Cristiano Ronaldo. As the champion of Europa has declared that he wants to return to England were he had no problems with tax police. As of this writing the issue of his participation in the Super Cup battle is still unsolved…
Our tip: both teams to score (yes) - oods 1.71 10Bet