Spain Super Cup Odds
The Spanish Super Cup, known by betting aficionados as 'Supercopa de España', was founded in 1982 and, in essence, is Spain's version of the English Community Shield. The competition is held annually and features two sides: the champions of La Liga and the winner of the Copa del Rey.
Although the game is ultimately a curtain raiser to the La Liga season, there's always plenty of determination to make a statement of intent and set the tone for the season ahead. That makes it key for punters to understand Spain Super Cup betting odds, find the best odds and bet on the top Spanish Super Cup markets.
Understanding Spanish Super Cup Odds
Since it was first played in 1982, when Real Madrid beat Real Sociedad 5-0 on aggregate, the Spain Super Cup odds have always played-out over two legs. However, in 2018, there was a switch to a one-leg affair, which saw Barcelona defeat Seville in a 2-1 victory at the Stade Ibn Batouta, Morocco.
The Spain Super Cup betting is now a classic one-legged cup final and, because the Spain Super Cup odds are now based on one game, there's also a need for teams and gamblers to get it right on the night.
Not surprisingly, the competition has historically been dominated by the big two, with Barcelona holding 13 titles and Real Madrid ten. Deportivo La Coruna have three wins, followed by Atletico Madrid and Bilbao with two, and one each for Seville, Valencia, Zaragoza, Mallorca and Real Sociedad.
Finding the Best Spanish Super Cup Betting Odds
Spain Super Cup betting is always popular, with bettors keen to get their Spanish football betting off to a flying start. You can find a range of odds from online football bookmakers, making it sensible to seek out the best value. You can do the legwork yourself by surfing from bookie to bookie, but an odds analysis site like bookmakers.co.uk is a fast and reliable tool to find the best Spanish Super Cup betting odds. This strategy will also keep you up to date with any Spain Super Cup betting offers, such as free bets and bonus promotions.
The change to neutral venues and a one-legged Spanish Super Cup seems to tie-in with La Liga's desire to take the game global – so don't be surprised if the locations become ever more exotic, something which may also affect your betting decisions.
Top Spanish Super Cup Betting Markets to Consider
Betting on the winner of the Spain Super Cup will remain the most popular Spanish Super Cup bet with online bookmakers. However, with hundreds of markets available, including in-play betting, there are several top betting markets to consider:
- Bet To Win - The new on- leg format of the Spanish Super Cup creates some intrigue when it comes to betting on the method of victory, with normal time, extra-time and penalties all viable betting options.
- Back Messi To Score - Lionel Messi didn't hit the back of the net in Barcelona's 2018 Spain Super Cup victory, but the La Liga star is the top all-time goal scorer in the competition, having struck 13 times. Backing him to score in Super Cup finals is therefore always worth a look, with an impressive 13 goals from 18 appearances. With Barca always a decent bet to reach the final, backing Messi to score first could be a smart move.
- Under/Over Goals Betting - There have been some tight Spanish Super Cup games in recent seasons, the 2013 and 2014 games featuring a dogged Atletico Madrid side ending 1-1, 0-0, 1-1 and 1-0. Typically though, the goals come fast and furious in the Super Cup. In 2015 there were six goals across two legs, five goals in 2016 and six in 2017. With the first running of the one-legged format featuring three goals, backing over 2.5 goals has frequently paid dividends. This trend may well continue.
- In-Play Spanish Super Cup bets - With top bookies offering in-play Spanish Super Cup betting and cash-out opportunities, there's never been more potential for taking a profit from the game.