Real Madrid 1-3 Barcelona – Spanish Super Cup Final – Betting Review


Match Summary

Barcelona outclassed Real Madrid and eased to an impressive win to seal the Spanish Super Cup.

From the start the current league leaders Barcelona had more spark in their football and worked the best chances. It was a slow-tempo contest but once Barcelona moved up the gears, they had the game won at 0-2 before the break.

The second half was flat and comfortable for Xavi’s side as they sat on the lead. Madrid was unwilling to force the issue and it was not a surprise the next goal came from Barcelona. The result slightly flatters Real who got a late Benzema consolation.

Saudi Arabia’s capital city was the scene and its fair to say the local support was more with Barcelona who began better, working Courtois from early on.

Alejandro Balde missed a sitter on a rebound and all the warning signs were there for Ancelotti.

Gavi finally shot his side ahead just after the half-hour mark.

The youngster then set up Lewandowski for a tap-in before the break and the trophy may as well have been handed out then such was Madrid’s lack of reaction.

Madrid had more of the play in the second period but Courtois was arguably busier,  keeping Lewandowski out as the hour mark approached.

The first trophy of Xavi’s tenure was then emphatically secured with a tidy 3rd goal from Pedri.

Benzema netted a late consolation but most Real Madrid fans would have long since turned their TVs off and been glad not to have attended for them, was such a disappointing El Classico.


Betting Analysis

Looking at the 1×2 market first. The marginal favourite was Barcelona @ 2.45 but they were far more than marginal winners, cruising to a convincing win that resembled a short odds-on favourite.

Moving onto the Asian handicap market for this contest where the handicap was a draw no bet. With hindsight, this looked like a very generous option given Barcelona’s complete domination from the start. Barcelona -0 won @ 1.80.

Looking at The Under/Over market last of all, where the goal handicap was set @ 2.75. It was not a spectacular game in terms of entertainment as the tempo was slow and the game very one-sided. Overs duly obliged @ 1.98. As outlined in our preview, all recent El Classico’s ended up with the ‘Overs’ getting a full win. It did however take a late consolation when the game was dead for the 4th goal, otherwise, it would have been settled as a half-win.