2015 UEFA Supercup Betting Preview

SHARE

The 2015 UEFA Super Cup takes place in Tbilisi on August 11th and this year's game is a particularly intriguing encounter: Barcelona against Sevilla. In a repeat of the 2006 Super Cup clash, Luis Enrique's Champions League winners will take on Unai Emery's Europa League champions.

Barcelona V. Sevilla

Unsurprisingly, Barca are strong favourites to triumph in the Georgian capital at 4/11 with Betfred Sports. The Catalan giants are one of the dominant forces in European football and possess arguably the most devastating forward line-up in the world. However, Sevilla (currently priced at 7/1 with Ladbrokes Sports) will only have to think back to their famous Super Cup victory in Monaco nine years ago for some inspiration.

Back then, Sevilla had one of the finest squads in their history (a group that included Manchester City's Jesus Navas and current Barcelona star Dani Alves) and they stunned the side that was then managed by Frank Rijkaard by recording a 3-0 victory. The likelihood of that scoreline occurring again is rated at a huge 125/1 by Coral Sports – but stranger things have happened in football.

Final Score Betting

Punters looking for a different correct score bet may like to see if there are any trends to be followed from the other Super Cup matches of recent years. Three of the last five games have finished with a 2-0 scoreline. A repeat of that result in Barcelona's favour is priced at 7/1 by Bet365 Sports, while Coral Sports is offering 60/1 on 2-0 to Sevilla. Many fans will remember the 2012 Super Cup, when Radamel Falcao scored a hat-trick for Atletico Madrid in a 4-1 demolition of Chelsea. Those expecting Barca to be similarly dominant in Tbilisi can get odds of 16/1 at Ladbrokes Sports on the same scoreline in the Catalans' favour.

Goalscorer Markets

With so much attacking talent in both squads, the Super Cup goalscorer markets are sure to be popular among football betting fans. Lionel Messi is favourite to be first goalscorer at 11/4 with Coral Sports (8/13 to score at any time), while his team-mate Luis Suarez can be backed at 7/2 (10/11 anytime). A Messi hat-trick is priced at 8/1 by Bet365 Sports, with the same bookmaker offering 12/1 on a three-goal haul for Suarez.

Sevilla are currently adjusting to life without star striker Carlos Bacca, who was sold to AC Milan in the summer. Without the Colombian, much is expected of French international Kevin Gameiro, who moved to Sevilla from Paris Saint-Germain in 2013 but has only now been entrusted with the number nine shirt. He is priced at 10/1 by Ladbrokes Sports to score first in this year's Super Cup clash.

Alves is not the only former Sevilla player in the Barcelona ranks. Ivan Rakitic made the move to the Camp Nou from Andalucia last year after captaining Sevilla to victory in the 2014 Europa League final, when they beat Benfica on penalties. The Croatian midfielder is rated at 10/1 by Coral Sports to score first when he faces his former club and 7/2 to score at any time.

A Game of Two Halves?

The Super Cup is the kind of event that attracts plenty of neutral fans and many will be hoping for a game that provides excitement. The momentum could shift several times throughout the 90 minutes (and extra time if the scores are level), although it seems likely that Sevilla will have less ball possession and aim to catch Barca out on the break. This makes for a lucrative half-time/full-time market. A draw at half-time and a Barcelona victory at full-time is priced at 3/1 by Bet365 Sports, while Barca winning at half-time and Sevilla levelling up the scores in the second period can be backed at 20/1 with Coral Sports. For those expecting the underdogs to steal a surprise win, a draw at half-time and a Sevilla victory at the final whistle is available at 20/1 with Bet365 Sports.

Recommended Betting Sites

Terms and Conditions apply for all bonuses. Must be 18+ to participate.
Advertiser Disclosure
Every online gambler deserves a safe and fair place to play. Our mission at Gambling.com is to create a safe online environment for players through free, impartial and independent reviews of Canada's best online gambling companies so that you can play with confidence and security. All ratings and reviews are made independently of the operator by our team of gaming experts and with every company being fully licensed they can be trusted to offer fair play. We accept compensation from the companies advertised on this page and this may affect the brand positioning. We endeavour to continuously update this list so we can bring you the most current sites and the best available offers but we cannot review every site in the market.
Advertiser Disclosure
Every online gambler deserves a safe and fair place to play. Our mission at Gambling.com is to create a safe online environment for players through free, impartial and independent reviews of Canada's best online gambling companies so that you can play with confidence and security. All ratings and reviews are made independently of the operator by our team of gaming experts and with every company being fully licensed they can be trusted to offer fair play. We accept compensation from the companies advertised on this page and this may affect the brand positioning. We endeavour to continuously update this list so we can bring you the most current sites and the best available offers but we cannot review every site in the market.

Betting Strategy Articles


Best Bets of the 2018 NFL Conference Championship Weekend
Best Bets of the 2018 NFL Conference Championship Weekend

Before any Super Bowl betting, the NFL must figure out which two teams will represent their conferences for the title. The NFC and AFC Conference Championships are jammed packed full of value bets in ... Read More

What the Experts Are Saying About Betting Bellator 192
What the Experts Are Saying About Betting Bellator 192

Bellator 192 promises to be another classic for MMA bettors the world over. The mouth-watering title clash on 20 January between Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald opens up some interesting markets for p ... Read More

Snooker Masters 2018 Set to Offer Plenty of Betting Value
Snooker Masters 2018 Set to Offer Plenty of Betting Value

Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan is bidding to win his eighth title at the Dafabet Masters 2018. However, with many strong contenders, snooker is rarely a sure thing. With the tournament just arou ... Read More

Experts Pick the Best Bets for the Australian Open 2018
Experts Pick the Best Bets for the Australian Open 2018

The Championship portion of the Australian Open begins January 15th after qualifying rounds. It's a new year and new season and there are some big names missing from the roster, but that won't take aw ... Read More

Experts Pick the Best EurAsia Cup Bets and Odds for 2018
Experts Pick the Best EurAsia Cup Bets and Odds for 2018

This weekend is the EurAsia Cup, where some of golf's greatest talent will be battling it out in Kuala Lumpur. On the back of a poor 2016 tournament it's likely that Team Asia will go all in, but will ... Read More

Finding Value Bets Following World Cup Group Announcements
Finding Value Bets Following World Cup Group Announcements

The World Cup draws ever closer and the groups have now been announced. If you're planning on taking a punt on some of the games, finding value bets is – quite literally – your best bet, so here's som ... Read More

Betting Navigation

Newsletter

Sign up for the free Gambling.com Newsletter to stay on top of all the best bonuses!
We will never share or misuse your personal information. Privacy Policy

Latest Betting Strategy

BettingGuides

Country Guide

DISCLAIMER: Online Wagering is illegal in some Jurisdictions. It is your responsibility to check your local regulations before playing online. GDC Trading Ltd takes no responsibility for your actions.
© 2011-2018 GDC Trading Limited. All Rights Reserved. Gambling.com is a registered trademark of GDC Trading Limited.
Terms and Conditions   |   Privacy Policy

Asset 4AndroidGET IT ONfacebookDownload_on_the_App_Store_Badge_US-UK_RGB_blk_4SVG_092917twitter