Match date: 08 Aug 2017
| Sport: Football
| Competition: International Football
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: 1
| Match result:
2-1 - Won
Tonight in Skopje UEFA Champions league winners Real Madrid and Europa league winners Manchester United will face each other in UEFA Super Cup finals, it will be quiet hot and it won't be very pleasant for playing but that shouldn't be a problem for two great sides. Real Madrid had amazing season, they finally won Spanish Primera after four seasons while in Champions league become first team which managed to defend the title, it won't be easy at all to repeat those great results, so far they weren't active in transfer market, Morata and James Rodriguez left the club while signed only two young players, anyway without any doubts they are one of the strongest teams in Europe and are favorites to win this game. Here are facing with Manchester United which weren't impressive during previous campaign but still managed to win Europa league and will play in Champions league in this season, to overcome them must play really great football and show some much better defensive skills than during preseason games, actually during whole previous campaign they were struggling to save their own net but in offense did amazing job, they are playing offensive football always to score one goal more. In four friendly games during summer Real Madrid managed to overcome only MLS All Stars after penalty shootout, against Barcelona and Manchester City were defeated while they already faced with Manchester United and were defeated after penalties, all in all they weren't impressive, it can't be judged by friendly games but they were struggling it's obvious, still i'm sure that will manage to find the tight form before start of the season, this is important game and i believe that Real Madrid will win, Cristiano Ronaldo joined the team and his appearance is in doubt but i believe that Zidane won't left him out while Gareth Bale is also in doubt due to his injury problem.
Manchester United on the other side disappointed in Premier league and ended at 6th spot at the table, in the end of the season they were focused on Europa league since winning that title bring them placement into Champions league group stage, they probably could finish higher but it seems that now will be one of main candidates for the title, forward Lukaku arrived into the club as their biggest reinforcement and it will be interested to see how he'll fit into the team but they will for sure be stronger than in previous season, Mourinho knows what he's doing. During summer they were quiet impressive and in seven matches suffered only one defeat against Barcelona while defeated Real Madrid, Sampdoria, Manchester City... Despite are underdogs for this game i believe that Red Devils will manage to confront to Real Madrid here, opponents had problems with defense and i can see them scoring, however bigger problem will be to save their net since have a lot of issues with absent defenders. Manchester United managed to save previous campaign, they have quality and for sure will be stronger in new season, this match can be very important for their morale. Lindeloff and Matic also arrived into the club during summer and they will be important players in this squad, Mkhitaryan is in great shape and i expect much better results from them in this campaign, they have quality to play against great side as Real Madrid is and i expect great clash. We all know that Mourinho is great coach but i really don't believe that in this game with all problems in defense will manage to avoid defeat. Defenders Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are suspended, also defenders Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and midfielder Ashley Young are still injured, forward Ibrahimovic was one of the most important players but he suffered injury few months ago and he'll probably stay out of the pitch until January, it's still questionable will he renew his contract despite Mourinho wants to keep him.
Above all we expect great game tonight, although this trophy maybe don't have some big value both teams will give their best to win this game, Real are strong side which had amazing season and were one of the most effective teams in Europe, however with such offensive tactics it's always very difficult to keep a clean sheet, goals in both nets is something what i'm sure that we'll see here, still in the end i believe that Real Madrid will celebrate.