Online sportsbook news in Spain confirmed that the 2018 Spanish Super Cup will be held at Stade Ibn Battouta in Tangier, Morocco, on 12 August, bringing the end of a saga sparked by the two club’s (Barcelona and Sevilla) inability to agree on a date. First thing you have to know about 2018 Spanish Super Cup preview is that the tie switched from its usual two-legged format to one match and it will be played outside Spain for the first time. Before you go any further, we recommend you to head on over to the Pinnacle Sportsbook and check the available odds.
Barca Expected to Secure a First Victory
It is no surprise that Barca are hot favourites to win the tie with (1.534) odds, Sevilla value at (6.360), and a draw stands at (4.620), according to Pinnacle Sportsbook. Champions Barcelona will be looking to pick up where they left off on the domestic front on 12 August, by laying down a marker of intent for the months ahead. The memory is still fresh of Barcelona dominating Sevilla in 2017/18 Copa del Rey final and winning the game 5-0.
The Catalan Club was by far the best team in La Liga, winning 28 of their 38 League encounters, and finishing the season 14 points ahead of runners up Atletico Madrid and 17 in front of their greatest rivals, Real Madrid. Ernesto Valverde’s line up did not change much during the summer transfer window. He only added few quality players on the bench and closed the deal on bringing in the Brazilian Malcom from Bordeaux. So, we shall expect same quality performance against Sevilla as it was in the Copa del Rey final.
2018 Spanish Super Cup Preview
Sevilla on the other hand had a disappointing season, finishing seventh in the previous campaign. The fans are demanding better results in the new season and will be expecting their team to ensure qualification for the UEFA Champions League. Therefore, Sevilla in the 2018 Spanish Super Cup will try to show they are able to compete with those at the top of the table.
However, the head-to-head record between Barcelona and Sevilla is very clear. Barca have won seven of their eight finals against Sevilla, that is why this one might be no different for best online betting sites in Spain. You can also back Barca for scoring more than two goals at Pinnacle Sportsbook, with odds standing at (1.900).