Barcelona v Real Madrid Spanish Super Cup Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th August 2017

Real Madrid to hold their own at the Nou Camp

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Preview – Spanish Super Cup 13th August 9.00pm

Real Madrid made a clean sweep of things last season, winning La Liga and the UEFA Champions League while Barcelona lifted the Copa del Rey, which is why they are here. Barca took a 3-2 friendly win over Real Madrid at the International Champions Cup in the USA over the summer, but Real Madrid goes into this fresh off a UEFA Super Cup win over Manchester United on Tuesday night where they could even afford to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for most of it.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Spanish Super Cup Betting Tips

Good times ahead because there is an El Clasico on the weekend. This is the Spanish Super Cup which it is worth noting, is played over two legs, so it differs a bit from other European versions. This first leg will go down at the Nou Camp on the 13th and then on the 16th, they will meet again at the Bernabeu. This will be the first time that Real Madrid and Barcelona have met in the Super Cup since 2012 and on that occasion, Real Madrid won on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate between them. Obviously, it has been a pretty big summer for Barcelona with the sale of Neymar to PSG and it will be interesting to see who joins Messi and Suarez up front. Lionel Messi is 5/6 outright favourite at bet365 in the anytime goalscorer market with Suarez there at 10/11.

Last season there were only the two games between the two giants and Barcelona were on top collecting four points from the two league meetings. Barca though have only gone W1 L1 in their last two at the Nou Camp against Real Madrid, which suggests that the visitors will hang in there. Both teams to score at bet365 for the game is a price of 4/9 which looks a pretty obvious way to go. Both teams have scored in all but one of the last twenty-two meetings across all competitions. Barcelona have gone W3 D1 L2 in their last six against Real Madrid so nothing really to split the two rivals from recent clashes. In the bet365 correct score market for this first leg, you have a price of 8/1 on a Barcelona 2-1 victory while a 1-1 draw is a little shorter priced at 15/2.

Real Madrid looked very good in midweek in posting a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. So more silverware goes into their cabinet, adding to their La Liga and UEFA Champions League titles from last season. They looked very slick in that win over United and they didn’t even bring on Cristiano Ronaldo until the final ten minutes either. Ronaldo is priced up at 11/10 in the anytime goalscorer market with Karim Benzema at 15/8 and Gareth Bale at 9/4. They have plenty of scoring options. When the two met at the International Champions Cup in the summer, a game which Barca won 3-2, neither defence looked great so expect goals. There is nothing like an El Clasico and Barcelona are 5/6 at bet365 To Lift The Trophy while real Madrid are at 10/1. You can expect what usually happens, a tight game between the two and some cracking football.

Barcelona v Real Madrid Spanish Super Cup Betting Odds

Barcelona 10/11, Real Madrid 5/2, Draw 16/5

Barcelona v Real Madrid Spanish Super Cup Predictions

Draw: Tough to pick a winner then. Barca looked sharp over the summer at the International Champions Cup but Real Madrid will be the better for having played Manchester United in midweek. Barca will want to gain some advantage at home, but Real Madrid can frustrate them to a share of the spoils.