Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid
Competition: UEFA Super Cup
Date: 15 August 2018
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
It is going to be… weird seeing Real Madrid in an official match without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time since… ever. The Portuguese super star missed games for several reasons all those years he was at Real Madrid, but now he is… gone for good. With him out of the picture, Gareth Bale scored in all three friendly games recently, against Juventus, Roma, and Milan. Marco Asensio scored three goals as well, with Karim Benzema adding two. They just signed Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea, but it’s a… common secret that their biggest signing of the summer is still to come, with Eden Hazard being(?) their top target. Real Madrid did great in their last friendlies, under, remember, new coach, Julen Lopetegui.
It feels like the most important piece of Atlético Madrid’s puzzle is still in place; Diego Simeone has stayed put. Same with Antoine Griezmann. On the other hand, Kevin Gameiro moved to Valencia, Fernando Torres left for Japan, and Gabi for Qatar. Atlético’s most expensive, by far, signing this summer, has been Thomas Lemar, from Monaco. Plus, Diego Costa is present from the very start of the season, unlike last year, when he had to wait until January to make his debut, despite having signed at Atlético months earlier. Unlike Real Madrid, Atlético didn’t exactly… shine in their friendlies these last weeks.
Previous five matches:
Real Madrid vs AC Milan 3-1
Real Madrid vs AS Roma 2-1
Real Madrid vs Juventus 3-1
Manchester United vs Real Madrid 2-1
Real Madrid vs Liverpool 3-1
Atletico Madrid vs Internazionale 0-1
Cagliari vs Atletico Madrid 0-1
Stuttgart vs Atletico Madrid 1-1
PSG vs Atletico Madrid 3-2
Atletico Madrid vs Arsenal 1-1
Real Madrid’s next game is on Sunday, at home, versus Getafe. A day later, Atlético will be visiting Valencia (both Spain La Liga matches).
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Head to head Stats
One win for Real Madrid, one for Atlético as well, and three draws, in the last five games between these two (three with Real as hosts, and two with Atlético).
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Prediction
The game is held in Tallinn, Estonia. Real Madrid are considered slight favorites to win. They should.
Real Madrid vs Atletico Madrid: Betting Tips
“Encouraged” by their showings in friendly matches recently, I’m backing Real Madrid to win, in 90 minutes. Their victory pays 2.50, good enough to avoid risking further with special bets. Their double chance is at 1.40.