Real Madrid play Eintracht Frankfurt in the UEFA Super Cup 2022 at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 11. The match will start at 12:30 AM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Real Madrid were in impeccable form last season as they won the UEFA Champions League and the La Liga. They beat Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool in the knockout stages of the premier European competition.
The Los Blancos also strengthened their squad in the summer with the signing of midfielder Aurelien Tchouameni from AS Monaco. They won 2-0 against Juventus in their last friendly match.
Eintracht Frankfurt, meanwhile, won the UEFA Europa League after a headline win against FC Barcelona in the knockout stages and beating Rangers on penalties in the final. They had an unbeaten pre-season campaign, winning three of their four matches. Mario Gotze, 2014 FIFA World Cup Winner, was one of the important players signed by Frankfurt in the summer.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt UEFA Super Cup 2022 odds
Parimatch odds: Real Madrid: 1.42, Eintracht Frankfurt: 7.60, Draw: 5.00
Betwinner odds: Real Madrid: 1.36, Eintracht Frankfurt: 8.40, Draw: 4.98
Betway odds: Real Madrid: 1.37, Eintracht Frankfurt: 6.50, Draw: 4.50
10CRIC odds: Real Madrid: 1.41, Eintracht Frankfurt: 6.34, Draw: 4.69
Gullybet odds: Real Madrid: 1.40, Eintracht Frankfurt: 7.70, Draw: 4.95
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt head-to-head
Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt will go up against each other for the first time.
The Los Blancos have previously won the UEFA Super Cup in 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017. They are one title away from equalling the all-time record of five Super Cup wins, currently held by AC Milan and FC Barcelona. Real Madrid have also lost thrice.
Eintracht Frankfurt are only the second Bundesliga club, the first being FC Bayern, to feature in this competition.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt probable starting lineups
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois (goalkeeper); Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos; Federico Valverde, Karim Benzema (captain), Vinicius Junior.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Kevin Trapp (goalkeeper); Almamy Toure, Tuta, Evan Ndicka; Ansgar Knauff, Djibril Sow, Sebastian Rode (captain), Christopher Lenz; Daichi Kamada, Rafael Santos Borre, Mario Gotze.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt FC UEFA Super Cup 2022 top picks and players to watch
Real Madrid: Vinicius Junior will be the top pick from the 14-time UEFA Champions League winners. The Brazilian forward scored 17 goals and made 10 assists in La Liga last season. He also made 10 goal contributions in their Champions League-winning campaign.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Keep an eye out for Mario Gotze in this encounter. The 30-year-old comes on the back of a good season in the Eredivisie, scoring four goals and making four assists from midfield. He has also scored 17 goals, including a World Cup Final winner, in 63 appearances for the German national team.
Real Madrid vs Eintracht Frankfurt FC UEFA Super Cup 2022 prediction
Real Madrid are the overwhelming favourites in this one-off cup match. They were dominant in both La Liga and UEFA Champions League last season and had a productive pre-season campaign.
Meanwhile, Eintracht Frankfurt are the underdogs in this fixture and are unlikely to cause a problem for the Los Blancos in their maiden appearance in this competition.