By News Team
Last Updated: 10th January 2022
This week sees the return of the Supercopa de España with four of Spain’s biggest sides going head-to-head against each other to win a piece of silverware in early 2022.
We take a look at the two semi-finals here…
Barcelona v Real Madrid
Wednesday evening sees the two biggest sides in Spain go head-to-head in the Supercopa de España but who will take their place in the final on Sunday?
Barcelona are the most successful team in the history of the Spanish Super Cup with 13 titles in their trophy cabinet in total but can Xavi’s side put aside their league misery and come away with a piece of silverware this week? The Catalan giants are priced at 27/10 to win in 90 minutes on Wednesday.
Barcelona have faced Real Madrid seven times in the Super Cup, but they have a poor record against Los Blancos in the competition, losing five of those fixtures. No Barcelona player has managed to reach double figures for goals so far this season, but Memphis Depay is the closest with eight. The Dutchman is priced at 11/8 to score anytime this time round.
Real Madrid are aiming to win their twelfth Super Cup title in 2022 which would put them just one behind Barcelona and they are the clear favourites going into this El Clasico at 19/20. If you believe Real Madrid will come out on top in extra-time once again, they are priced at a strong 10/1 to do so.
Karim Benzema and Vinicius Junior have scored 36 goals between them so far this season which is one more than Barcelona have scored in all competitions. Karim Benzema is priced at 4/5 to score anytime whilst Vinicius is priced at 21/20 to find the back of the net.
Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao
On Thursday evening, Atletico Madrid take on Athletic Bilbao in the second Super Cup semi-final but who will face either Barcelona or Real Madrid in the final?
The last time Atletico Madrid won the Supercopa de España was back in 2014 and Diego Simeone’s side will be looking to end a run of eight years without the trophy this season. Atletico are currently priced as 10/11 favourites to win in 90 minutes on Thursday evening. Angel Correa is Atletico Madrid’s top scorer so far this season with eight and after his impressive half-way line effort at the weekend, he will be looking to add to his total.
Athletic Bilbao are the reigning champions, having won the trophy in the 2020-21 season but they are also aiming to reach their third consecutive final. The holders head into this semi-final fixture as 7/2 underdogs but they have produced some brilliant upsets in recent years in the Supercopa de España and are not to be underestimated.