Champions League winners Real Madrid take on Europa League winners Eintracht Frankfurt at Helsinki’s Olympic Stadium ON Wednesday.
Los Blancos have won this trophy four times but lost in their most recent Super Cup appearance in 2018.
Frankfurt started their domestic campaign at the weekend with a 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Bayern Munich, while Real are yet to get their La Liga season under way.
Extra Time: Yes
Seven of the last nine Super Cups have gone to extra time. While there is a considerable gap in quality between Real and Frankfurt, the Super Cup is not like an ordinary fixture. There is a range in how seriously teams take it and this game means much more to Frankfurt than it does to Real.
All of the last four have gone to the additional half an hour, including Real’s loss to Atletico Madrid in 2018.
At this price, it’s worth a flutter on the match to be level after 90 minutes.
Anytime Goalscorer: Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema scored 20 goals in the final 17 matches of last season. With Frankfurt conceding six to Bayern on Friday, it’s hardly surprising to see the Frenchman odds-on to score anytime in Helsinki.
After spending years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s sidekick, Benzema has flourished as the main man for Los Blancos. Despite scoring just once in three Nations League matches for France over the summer break, the former Lyon man is still set for a big season at club level.
Total Cards: Over 3.5
Four or more cards have been shown in four of the last five Super Cups. Both clubs saw their opponents average over two yellows per 90 in Europe last season, and Frankfurt were eighth in the Bundesliga in fouls per match in 2021-22.
The direct nature of Real’s attacks, particularly on the counter, can lead to a lot of cautions. Vinicius Jr, especially, forces defenders into fouls on a regular basis.
This line is surprisingly low – the over could hit in the first half alone.
All odds are subject to change