Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip BTTS – 12 January 2019

Entertaining Supercopa Final expected

Angel Correa /Atletico Madrid ©imago images / Agencia EFE 12.01.2020

SpainReal Madrid vs Atletico MadridSpain
12th January 1800hrs
Football – Spain – Super Cup
Pick Both teams to score
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Odds: 81/100 odds taken 1700 GMT, Saturday 11 January

It may be a new format, played in a foreign country but it remains a Madrid derby and for a trophy. Can Real clinch glory or will Atletico win their first Supercopa since 2014?!

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Real Madrid Preview – Can Real down their city rivals to capture their first trophy in Zindane’s second spell?

Valencia proved to be limited opposition for Real in the first of the semi-finals played. A comfortable 3-1 win now gives Zinedine Zidane a chance to win his first trophy since returning to the club for a second spell in charge. It was another impressive performance from Real on the back of their win in La Liga last weekend.

If these two games are anything to go by then it looks as though Zidane has found a more fluent approach to his team’s attack. Six goals in two games (none of which from Karim Benzema who they relied on so heavily) is a good sign, especially as they had scored only one goal in the three games before Christmas. It’s something to build on and they will be tested more rigorously, you would expect, in this game.

Our betting prediction:
Penalty to be awarded

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(odds taken 1700 GMT, Saturday 11 January)


It’s something of a surprise to see that Real Madrid have only won the Supercopa twice in the last 12 seasons. They have 10 successes overall in the competition and will be favourites to make it an 11th triumph and the inaugural winners of this revised format.


Atletico Madrid Preview – Will Atleti follow-up their dramatic win in the semi-final and upset their opponents?

It looked to be the more attractive of the semi-final matches and so it proved as Atletico defeated Barcelona in spectacular circumstances. After what was a pretty tame first half Atleti took the lead only to go behind 2-1. It could have been worse as well without the intervention of VAR. Diego Simeone’s men took advantage of some fortune by coming back and winning the game in regulation time, 3-2.

I alluded to the emergence of Angel Correa in recent weeks and his importance to the team. The Argentinian notched the winner on Thursday and looks to have established himself as a key starter.

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The win over Barcelona is more significant than just making progress to the final of the Supercopa. It was Atletico’s first win over Barca in over three years and the first time they had beaten either of the big two in Spain since 2017. That will instil belief not only for this game but when they return to La Liga action and attempt to pip their rivals to the title.

It’s no surprise to see that Atletico are on a much more modest total of wins in this trophy, winning it only twice. Their most recent success came six years ago having won the league title the previous season.


Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Advice

This final makes history for a number of reasons, one of which is because it’s the first time that neither the La Liga winners from the previous season or the Copa Del Rey winners are contesting it. That was always possible in the revised format so it’s going to be one of the Madrid teams who lift the trophy aloft in Saudi Arabia tomorrow evening.

Key Facts – Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid Betting Tip

  • Real proved to be far too good for Valencia in the semi-final, winning 3-1
  • Atletico reached the final courtesy of a come-from-behind 3-2 victory against Barcelona
  • PSG have won the last nine meetings between these two and have hit at least four goals on five occasions

If the semi-finals are anything to go by then we should be in for a really entertaining 90 minutes. With it not being for league points there may not be as much intensity and that often leads to a lot of chances and more goals.

With that in mind, the betting tip for this game is both teams to score. It”s a selection which would have been a winner in seven of the last 11 competitive meetings between these clubs.

The best betting odds for Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid

Real Madrid to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Atletico Madrid to win: 9/4 at Bet365