Bale To Score First In UEFA Super Cup
Bale To Strike First
In form football tipster and legend of the game Matt Le Tissier has betting advice for Real Madrid v Sevilla in the European Super Cup.
Champions League winners Real Madrid are heavy favourites for the match, which will be screened live from Cardiff City Stadium at 19:45 on Sky Sports 5 and ITV4. Los Merangues are keen to hit the ground running this season after falling short to their rivals Atletico Madrid in La Liga and the European Super Cup provides them the perfect opportunity to state their intentions for the upcoming campaign.
Europa League winners Sevilla look to be up against it, but will harbour hopes of claiming a big scalp before the season gets underway. Unai Emery’s side were successful the last time these sides met, but they will surely miss the now departed Ivan Rakitic and have lost four of the last six games against Real Madrid.
Matt Le Tissier Tips: “I can see Real Madrid running away with this, but the match odds make little appeal. With Ronaldo only just returning to fitness, I’m going to side with Gareth Bale in the First Goalscorer market. The Welshman has been bullish about his sides trophy prospects over the coming campaign and will be high on confidence in front of a hometown crowd, back him each-way at 5/1 with Paddy Power.”
Bale scored 22 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions for Real Madrid last season and is expected to be joined by Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack. Toni Kroos and James Rodríguez are in line for their competitive debuts, though Keylor Navas may miss out on a starting spot to Iker Casillas.
Unai Emery is set to hand debuts to summer signings Grzegorz Krychowiak, Aleix Vidal and Iago Aspas. Carlos Bacca should lead the line for Sevilla, despite making it as far as the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup with Colombia.