This Wednesday offers a very interesting betting lineup, with the spotlight on the Spanish Super Cup matches. We’ve analyzed the semi-final clash between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid, where the winner will advance to face the victor of the Barcelona vs Osasuna match. The showdown between the two Madrid giants is set for 8 PM.
Real Madrid: The Royal Club Aiming for Another Trophy!
Real Madrid ended the last season with only the Copa del Rey title. However, it’s important to remember that just a year before, they clinched four trophies, including the Champions League, La Liga, UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup. It’s understandable why Carlo Ancelotti remains trusted by the world’s most decorated club. Despite some notable departures over the summer, with Karim Benzema moving to Saudi Arabia, Real Madrid made a stellar signing in Jude Bellingham. The former Borussia Dortmund and England midfielder has already scored seventeen goals and provided five assists in 22 appearances across all competitions this season.
Currently, Real Madrid leads La Liga, tied on points with second-placed Girona and seven points ahead of third-placed Barcelona. It’s hard to envision Girona maintaining this level throughout the season. In their last La Liga match, Ancelotti’s men narrowly beat Mallorca 1-0 at home, marking their third consecutive win in the league. This run sets them up well for the Spanish Super Cup, where they are the favorites to lift the trophy.
In the Champions League, Real Madrid finished top of their group and will face RB Leipzig in the round of 16. The Madrid club is favored in this tie and is among the contenders for their 15th European crown. However, Ancelotti will be without Courtois, Alaba, Militao, and Vazquez for the upcoming clash against their city rivals, but this hasn’t significantly impacted Real’s form, with five consecutive wins in all competitions.
Atlético Madrid: Can the ‘Colchoneros’ Resist Real Once Again?
Since Diego Simeone took over Atlético Madrid twelve years ago, their Champions League qualification has never been in doubt. Last season was no different. In the past decade, Atlético has won La Liga twice and reached a Champions League final, only to be defeated by Real Madrid in a dramatic match decided in extra time, with Sergio Ramos playing a pivotal role.
Atlético secured their spot in this season’s Champions League round of 16 after topping a challenging group featuring Lazio, Feyenoord, and Celtic. They will face last season’s finalist, Inter Milan, in what promises to be a closely contested tie. Moreover, Simeone’s team recently advanced to the Copa del Rey quarterfinals with a 3-1 win over Lugo. In La Liga, however, Atlético has been less impressive, currently sitting fifth, tied on points with fourth-placed Athletic Bilbao.
They could face a tough battle for Champions League qualification. Their last league match ended in a 4-3 defeat to this season’s surprise package, Girona. With only one win, one draw, and two losses in their last four La Liga games, facing Real Madrid now seems like a daunting challenge. Simeone will be without Lemar and Vitolo, while Aspilicueta and Barrios are doubtful for the match against Real.
This match is tough to predict, but we slightly favor Real Madrid. We suggest trying a bet on Real Madrid to win, with 22Bet Nigeria offering odds of 2.05.
A high-scoring game seems unlikely, as Simeone might opt for a defensive strategy. Therefore, a combination bet of 1X&un 3.5 could be ideal, with 22Bet offering odds of 1.82.
For those feeling adventurous, a more daring bet is 1X&un 2.5, for which 22bet has set attractive odds of 2.43.