On the upcoming Tuesday, in the Macedonian city of Skopje, the European Super Cup match between Real Madrid and Manchester United will be held. Bookmakers are on the Europe’s acting champion’s side, i.e. Real Madrid, but Manchester United have noticeably grown stronger for the past year. The team has had a number of very serious transfers in the current midseason, therefore it will not be easy for the Spaniards in the upcoming game.
The future competitors played against each other in Santa Clara, California, last midseason. The full-time ended in a 1:1 draw and the Devils were stronger in a penalty shootout, as Covacic, Oscar, Hernandez and Casemiro did not use their chances. Apart from the loss, Real were defeated by Manchester City, Barcelona and defeated MLS stars in a penalty shootout. Real will probably gain some shape in the nearest future, but the team is not in their best shape at the moment.
Manchester United had more control matches, than Real. The Devils were stronger, than Los Angeles Galaxy, Real Salt Lake, Manchester City, Real and lost to Barcelona in the States. Mourinho’s team also defeated Valerenga and Sampdoria at the International Champions Cup. The European Super Cup has more value for Manchester United, than Real, and the Englishmen aspire to return to the European top, while Real have never left it.
Manchester United had a decent midseason training camp, managed to defeat Real and Manchester City and now Mourinho’s team will put maximum effort to win against Real the first trophy in the season. The Englishmen require positive emotions in front of a long season.
Prediction for the match: Manchester United to win with +1.0 Asian handicap