FC Barcelona vs. Real Madrid
Tuesday, August 23rd 2012, 04:30 CET
FC BARCELONA WINS THE CUP, WITH A 2-1 VICTORY
On the 23rd of August, I am definitely going to bet on the most anticipated game between the two famous rivals FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Spain Super Cup. I expect this to be a legendary match, played on a background of intense rivalry which has dazzled the world for decades.
First of all, I strongly hold forth to enjoy this epic confrontation no matter the result. Of course, I want to place a winning bet, but in this case there are several things that need to be taken into consideration. Even if nobody can guarantee me the result from 23rd August, my heart leans towards Barcelona’s victory.
First of all, I think that Messi is going to continue his astonishing performance, just as he did in the UEFA Champions League match between Bayer Leverkusen and Barca from March, 12. In that dramatic match, Messi scored five of the seven goals which brought FC Barcelona an absolute victory. After that, in the match between LaBlaugrana and Malaga he broke the record set by Gerhard Müller during the ’72-’73 season.
Another hope for Barca lies in the help that David Villa will give the team, playing as a striker. Being a mixture of control and creativity, I’m sure he will be able to play both alone or with other players. Jordi Alba and Victor Valdes are also strong pawns for Barcelona’s team. Alba, for example, helped Spain win the third consecutive title at Euro 2012, after he scored one goal. He is a quick and dynamic player, able to move around the flanks of the field. The other key player, Victor Valdes, will play as a goal keeper. Even if he turned 30 this year, I strongly believe in his reflexes to deflect the opponents’ attempts to score.
Apart from these strong and experienced players, the presence of the other members of the team, such as Gerard Pique, Xavi Fernandez, Andres Iniesta or Cesc Fabregas is also extremely important to win the match.
However, as I have previously mentioned, I am definitely going to enjoy this match between this traditional rivals, regardless of who wins. Still, I am going to place one bet on FC Barcelona’s victory, and I am placing 4 units at 1.78 at IBCBET.
Prediction: FC Barcelona wins the Super Cup for 4 units.