REAL MADRID VS ATL.MADRID PREVIEW & PREDICTION
Wednesday, starting at 20:00, Madrid Real Madrid – Atletico Madrid, 2018 edition of the Super Cup will be held.
Conflict in Europe’s Supercup will be the number 220 of the two Madrileni bands. Real won 109 matches, Atletico 55 and recorded 55 draws. Last season, both confrontations in La Liga ended in undecided, score 0-0 and 1-1.
Real Madrid begins the new season without the artisans of the latest big successes. Cristiano Ronaldo left “Los Blancos” after 9 years and 450 goals scored in all white shirt races. Zinedine Zidane also announced his departure from Real shortly after the third UEFA Champions League trophy. Julen Lopetegui, former Spanish national selector, will have the task of forming a new winning team around Gareth Bale. “The White Man” has transferred Thivaut Courtois from Chelsea for 35 million euros this summer, Alvaro Odriozola from Real Sociedad for 30 million euros, Andrei Lunin from Zorya for 8.5 million euros, and formalization of the transfer Brazilian 18-year-old Vinicius, previously agreed for 45 million euros.
On the other side, Atletico debuts in the new season with Diego Simeone and has 6 important new names. Gelson Martins came free of charge from Sporting Lisbon, Thomas Lemar was brought from AS Monaco for no less than 70 million euros. Also, Rodri for 20 million euros from Villarreal, Nicola Kalinic from AC Milan for 14.5 million euros. Something cheaper was Santiago Arias – 11 million euros – PSV Eindhoven and Jonny Castro – 7 million euros – Celta Vigo.
Winners of the Champions League and the Europa League meet in a show match and it remains to be seen how Real will evolve in the new formula. In the friendly matches this summer they showed well, losing a single test, with Manchester United. Atletico, on the other hand, will try to impose its style and block the offensive game of Real.
PREDICTION: Both teams to score / YES @ 1.81