Stadium: King Fahd International Stadium (Riyadh).
Referee: José Munuera Montero.
There are interesting statistics on expected points (xPTS), according to which Real Madrid should have scored about the same number of points in the championship as Barcelona. However, some were lucky, and others were not. We believe that justice might finally be served in the Spanish Super Cup. Moreover, this tournament is crucial for Barcelona. Check the teams’ conditions and expert betting tips. Several betting options are available!Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Another disappointing draw happened this weekend. Barça lost points with the average performer again and lost the chance to get into the Champions League zone. If it were not such stupid point losses, the Catalans would have been in the top 4. It is not by chance that we cited the xPTS statistics as an example - it shows that Barca is not earning much this season. We see that Real Madrid has this indicator equal 39.16 and Barcelona - 39.15. From the point of view of playing, the Catalans are not notably inferior to Madrid. The playing is not a result, and Barça’s results are sad. Real Madrid is first with a margin, and Barcelona is only sixth.
Is the season lost for Blaugrana? In general, yes. Even if the team gets into the top 4, no one will forget the absolute absence of a fight for the title and relegation to the Europa League. However, Xavi still has an excellent opportunity to brighten up the season and start 2022 well. We would even say that he has the chance to save the season. The team needs to win the Super Cup, which is not some second-rate trophy, but for Barça, such an achievement would be a very good shake-up.
If Barcelona is unlucky this season, then Madrid is the opposite. The Meringues gained so many points by the goals in the end of the matches where they were inferior to the opponents. One will say it is luck or spirit, but the numbers do not lie. Real Madrid should have scored much less than it did.
There is no feeling that Madrid is going to Saudi Arabia to win the trophy at all costs. Even defeat in the semifinals will not be a catastrophe for Ancelotti’s team. The Whites have other things on their mind - La Liga, Champions League, Cup. Anything but the Spanish Super Cup. It is prestigious to win consistently, but sometimes the strongest have to sacrifice something.
The history of El Clasico counts 280 matches already since these teams have never been eliminated from the Spanish championship and often played in other tournaments. Currently, the situation is 115 wins for Barcelona, 103 for Real Madrid, 62 draws. This season, Real Madrid and Barça have already met each other in the championship, and then the Meringues turned out to be stronger (2:1).
Expert Betting Tips
Bookmakers consider Real Madrid the favourite, but we disagree. We offer to on Barcelona. The Catalans desperately need the trophy as they have lost their last four matches to Real Madrid. It can’t go on forever. As the main bet, we offer 1X. At least the Blaugrana should make it a draw. However, there is a feeling that they will be the stars of the match. If not in regulation time, then extra time or a penalty shootout. Barcelona will reach the final of the Spanish Super Cup.
- 1X for 1.80
- Team 1 to Qualify for 2.59
- Correct Score 2:1 for 11.00