The first major European club football trophy to be decided in the 2017/18 season will be the UEFA Super Cup.
The 42nd edition of the match will be contested between the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League winners, Real Madrid and 2016/17 UEFA Europa League winners, Manchester United. With both teams in the Champions League this coming season, we should be in for a fantastic match.
The match will be played at the Philip II Arena in Skopje, Macedonia, on the 8th August 2017. This will be the first UEFA final of any kind to be staged in the country. This match will also be the first time Real Madrid and Manchester United have met in the UEFA Super Cup.
This will be the first time in four years that the UEFA Super Cup final has not been all-Spanish affair.
1. 2017 UEFA Super Cup Odds
As with every tournament they seem to enter, Real Madrid will start this match as favourites with the bookmakers and are priced at 1.83 with Bet365 to win the match.
If Real Madrid do win the game, it will be their fourth triumph in the UEFA Super Cup and lift them to third in the all-time winners rankings behind AC Milan and Barcelona. Real Madrid have contested two of their last three UEFA Super Cup games, winning on both occasions.
This will be Manchester United’s first UEFA Super Cup final since they contested the 2008 final as Champions League winners. However, the Red Devils lost that match 2-1 to UEFA Cup winners Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Manchester United have won the UEFA Super Cup once in their history and are 4.50 with Bet365 to win their second this year. The draw after 90 minutes is also on offer at 3.40, a result which has happened in three of the last four UEFA Super Cup finals.
Real Madrid vs Manchester United - Best odds
2. Real Madrid vs Manchester United Betting Tips
Goals have featured heavily in past UEFA Super Cup finals, with 25 goals being scored in the last five finals alone. Over 2.5 goals is available at 1.80 with Bet365 but this match, with Manchester United in action, could see fewer.
Jose Mourinho is not a man who wants to see his team open to attack and against the might of Real Madrid, it is unlikely he will throw players forward. The Portuguese will make his team difficult to break down and if we go into extra time, it could be thanks to a draw and under 2.5 goals, which is 4.60 at William Hill and Ladbrokes.
Three of the last four UEFA Super Cup games have gone into extra-time and of the eight which have done so in the history of the match, only one has ended in a penalty shootout. With Real Madrid’s experience of winning European finals, especially in extra-time they must be the favourites to succeed again and can be backed at 8.00 to win the match after extra-time.
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