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UEFA Super Cup

UEFA Super Cup podium

The UEFA Super Cup brings together the winners of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. It takes place at a neutral venue before the group stages of either tournament begins. Betting is welcome before and during the game.

The UEFA Super Cup was first held officially in 1973 (unofficially the previous year) when the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup winners AC Milan met European Cup champions Ajax over two legs, which the Dutch club won 6-1 on aggregate. AC Milan and Barcelona have both won the Super Cup on five occasions, with Liverpool’s 2019 win taking them to four. 

That final finished 1-1 after normal time and 2-2 after extra time; the crucial shoot-out penalty from Tammy Abraham was saved by Adrian, who had conceded the penalty which led to Chelsea’s extra-time equaliser. Thus did the Champions League winners overcome the Europa League winners, as is usually (but not always) the case.

Who Has The Most UEFA Super Cup Trophies?

Spanish teams have appeared 27 times, winning 15 finals, while English teams (held back by the ban between 1985 and 1990) have only won seven out of 18 appearances. Four of those have come from Chelsea, four from Manchester United, six from Liverpool and with the rest from Nottingham Forest, Arsenal and Aston Villa. The tournament has not been held three times (in 1974, 1981 and 1985), and in 1997 the first standalone game was contested by Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea.

In the first game between the UEFA Cup and Champions League winners in 2000, against all betting, Galatasaray beat a Real Madrid team containing Iker Casillas, Roberto Carlos and Luis Figo 2-1. Mário Jardel scored the winning goal in extra time in a match held, like those before and after it, in Monaco; Stade Louis II hosted the match between 1998 and 2012. In recent years, Norway, Wales, Georgia and Turkey have hosted it; should the UEFA competitions be decided in 2020, the UEFA Super Cup will take place in Porto.

AC Milan Is The Greatest Team

Both Paolo Maldini and Dani Alves have four medals from the UEFA Super Cup, the latter winning with both Sevilla and Barcelona. As for Maldini’s AC Milan, they last won in 2007; Sevilla lost this match 3-1 to a Milan team (the odds were against them) which included Gennaro Gattuso, Andrea Pirlo and Kaká. 

Dani Alves was on the losing side that day. The Catalonian club, meanwhile, won the trophy for the first time in 1992, the year of their first European Cup triumph, and most recently won an all-Spanish final 5-4 against Sevilla after extra time.

UEFA Super Cup Betting Predictions

BetGold will enable you to find top betting tips before the UEFA Super Cup game, whoever ends up contesting it. Sometimes there can be surprises, as when Valeri Lobanovsky masterminded a 3-0 aggregate win for Dynamo Kiev against Franz Beckenbauer’s Bayern Munich in the 1975 UEFA Super Cup. 

In 1999, European champions Manchester United lost 1-0 to a Lazio side containing Juan Veron and future Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini. Against the odds, Barcelona needed 115 minutes to break through Shakhtar Donetsk’s defence in 2009, when Pedro did what Xavi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lionel Messi, Yaya Toure and Thierry Henry had failed to do, thanks to the well-drilled Ukrainians.

The odds on a team winning are 50:50, while betting on scorers and scoreline is encouraged.

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