Kick-off: 2000, 10/08/2022
Stadium: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
TV: BT Sport
The last four UEFA Super Cup contests have all gone to extra time and we’re backing that trend to continue when Real Madrid meet Eintracht Frankfurt.
We were on a stalemate in our Chelsea vs Villarreal preview 12 months ago, which made it six draws in normal time from the past seven renewals.
This time, Real are rated a class apart after their 14th Champions League triumph but Europa Cup holders Frankfurt should strip fitter due to an earlier start to their domestic season.
Punters can get 4.8 for another draw and that is tempting enough to be our first Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt prediction.
Real Madrid Odds
Real registered a fifth European Cup victory in nine years following a dramatic run through the latter stages of last season’s tournament.
The Whites were outplayed for long periods by PSG, Chelsea and Manchester City but somehow managed to scramble through on each occasion, with Karim Benzema scoring 10 times during an incredible hot streak.
How they got past City remains a mystery, with the Blues 5-3 up on aggregate in the final minute of the second leg but eventually crashing out in extra time.
Madrid’s 1-0 defeat of Liverpool in the final was a more routine affair, with Vinicius Junior grabbing the deciding goal on 59 minutes.
Over the summer, Carlo Ancelotti has bolstered his defence with the capture of Aurelien Tchouameni from Monaco for £72million and Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger on a free transfer.
Barcelona and Juventus have been beaten in warm-up friendlies but that may not be enough to prepare them for this step up in intensity.
Looking at the 3.3 for the underdogs to score first is fair value.
Eintracht Frankfurt Odds
Eintracht have only met Real once before in a competitive match and that was one of the most memorable European Cup finals of all time.
The German side took the lead at Hampden Park back in 1960 but went on to lose 7-3, with Alfredo Di Stefano hitting a hat-trick and Ferenc Puskas netting four times.
Oliver Glasner’s men booked a trip to Helsinki for this event with a well-deserved Europa League success.
Frankfurt knocked out Real Betis, Barcelona and West Ham before edging out Rangers on penalties in the final.
They made some nice summer additions, including former Germany midfielder Mario Gotze, Norway winger Jens Petter Hauge and France Under-21s forward Randal Kolo Muani.
Eintracht enjoyed a 4-0 German Cup win over FC Magdeburg at the start of the month but were hammered 6-1 by Bayern Munich in their Bundesliga opener.
Even so, those competitive outings should benefit them here and 4.0 for Colombia striker Rafael Borre to score at any time is added to our Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt betting tips.
He netted against Barcelona, West Ham and Rangers at the business end of that Europa League triumph.
Liverpool 0-1 REAL MADRID – Vinicius Junior
EINTRACHT FRANKFURT 1-6 Bayern Munich – Randal Kolo Muani
Head-to-head: Real Madrid 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt
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