In the 37th edition of the Spanish Super Cup four teams will take part again. La Liga champions Real Madrid and runner-up FC Barcelona along with the previous Copa del Rey finalists Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad. The semi-finals are held next week, 13-14th of January. Let’s see the favorites according to 2021 Spanish Super Cup odds.
In 2021 the Spanish Super Cup will return to Spain after difficulties to hold the event again in Saudi Arabia. Strangely we don’t know yet who is the winner of the 2019-20 Copa del Rey as the final was postponed to this year. But thanks to the new format it doesn’t cause any issue with the Super Cup where both winners and runner-ups can play. This new system was introduced last year, before that only the two winners fought for the trophy. FC Barcelona won the cup the most, 13 times but Real Madrid are the defending champions. First the two semi-finals will be held next Wednesday and Thursday, while the final will take place on Sunday.
2021 Spanish Super Cup odds favor Barcelona in the first semi-final
Online sportsbooks in Spain offer the smallest odds, 1.78 for the victory of FC Barcelona in their game against Real Sociedad. The Catalans are not convincing this season and are only in 5th place in La Liga. But they are still the favorites in the tie. Ronald Koeman’s side managed to defeat Sociedad in their last meeting 3 weeks ago. In spite of the guests scoring the first goal of the game thanks to Willian Jose. But with the goals of Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong, Barca could overturn the game and won 2-1 at the end.
But they won’t have an easy job for sure, as the Basque team is having a brilliant season so far, they were even leading La Liga until the beginning of December. At the moment they are in third place in the table, two points ahead of Barcelona. But the strong start of their season might take revenge now. As the team lost three games in a row and seems to be less effective. Now their odds to surprise Barca and get to the final is 4.02 in the 2021 Spanish Super Cup odds.
Real will face Bilbao in the other game
On the following day Real Madrid will play against another Basque team, Athletic Bilbao where they have the odds of 2.19 to win. After a poor start of the season Zinedine Zidane’s team is back on track. They moved to the 2nd place in La Liga. While Bilbao are having a decent season as well and are in 9th place at the moment. Still Real should win the game and try to defend their title.
In their last meeting in December the Blancos won 3-1 at home with the goals of Toni Kroos and Karim Benzema. The French forward has already scored 12 goals this season. He is one of the key players again along with Casemiro, Modric and Kroos. While Bilbao face a difficult week with games against the three big teams, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Real. Their manager, Gaizka Garitano has just been sacked by the club which makes their situation even more difficult. Online gambling sites in Spain offer the odds of 4.20 for their victory next week on 22Bet. There you can also find several more options to bet on the game.