2022 UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid Poised to Steamroll Eintracht Frankfurt

Dan Favale
By , Updated on: Apr 9, 2024 08:00 PM
2022 UEFA Super Cup: Real Madrid Poised to Steamroll Eintracht Frankfurt

The 2022 UEFA Super Cup Final officially has its participants etched in stone. Real Madrid will face off against Eintracht Frankfurt in the championship round, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 10, at 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. And wouldn't you know it, our 2022 UEFA Super Cup picks are already in.

This is the luxury of having a couple of weeks to sit on the Super Cup matchup. Not only are the odds released in advance, but we have ample time to study the two clubs and come up with the best prediction possible. But before we cover every nook and cranny of this head-to-head, here's a look at the latest odds to win the 2022 UEFA Super Cup, courtesy of the folks over at Bovada:

Match DateFavoriteBetOnlineDrawBetOnlineUnderdog
8/10/22Real Madrid-200+550+335Eintracht Frankfurt

Please continue checking these freshly released soccer betting odds until you actually place your wager. All UEFA Super Cup betting lines are liable to move through the opening whistle, and our odds are accurate entering Tuesday, August 2, 2022. 

As you can tell, oddsmakers have pegged Real Madrid as the overwhelming favorite. This is to be expected. They have dominated all the glitziest betting odds for the UEFA Champions League. It only makes sense that they enter as the favorite here, knowing that Eintracht Frankfurt is emerging from a weaker Europa League.

In the event you still need to find a place to bet on the 2022 UEFA Super Cup Final, please allow us to help. Our reviews of the top online sportsbooks are designed specifically for you to spot the best betting sites in 2022—not just for the UEFA Super Cup, but for all sports.

With these housekeeping notes out of the way, let's now cannonball into our comprehensive 2022 UEFA Super Cup preview. And don't just gear up for our pick to win. We've also got spread predictions and over/under picks for Real Madrid vs. Eintracht Frankfurt.

Real Madrid is the Easy Pick to Win 2022 UEFA Super Cup

Nobody is surprised by Real Madrid making yet another Super Cup appearance. They won the UEFA Champions League for a record eighth time last season and have won 14 European Cups overall. 

Though Real Madrid fell in their last Super Cup appearance, back in 2018, oddsmakers are expecting this match to unfold in their favor. Karim Benzema has been a scoring machine for the club since last season, and the team hasn't lost to a German outfit over their last 11 meetings (seven wins, four draws).

Some have this pegged as a nice tie opportunity. We can't get there. Given credit to Eintracht Frankfurt for getting to this point. They went undefeated in qualifying play last season, tallying a 7-0-6 record. But they are something of a major dark horse here. Few expected them to emerge from the Europa League after finishing in 11th place through Bundesliga play.

Eintracht Frankfurt also doesn't have much experience beating or even playing Spanish clubs in neutral zones. This is just the second time they have done so, and ironically, their first occasion came against Real Madrid themselves, all the way back in 1960.

Ultimately, Real Madrid's scoring and playmaking depth sways us heavily in their direction. Benzema is now partnered with Luka Modric and a 22-year-old superstar in Aurelien Tchouameni. Hardly any team is built to come at you so aggressively from the point of attack all match long. In the end, Real Madrid should wind up playing at pace Eintracht Frankfurt isn't able to keep up with.

OSB Prediction: Real Madrid beats Eintracht Frankfurt outright (-200)

Real Madrid To beat Eintracht Frankfurt

It Makes Sense to Bet on Real Madrid to Cover vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Here are the current spread betting odds for the 2022 UEFA Super Cup Final:

  • Real Madrid (-1): -122
  • Eintracht Frankfurt (+1): +102

Oddsmakers have really simplified the spread betting here. You have the chance to secure a push if you don't think Eintracht Frankfurt will tie or win, or if you don't think Real Madrid will win by more than one goal.

For our money, we like Madrid winning by at least two scores. Benzema has been a beast attacking through center defenses over the past year-plus, and Casimero and Alaba have experience playing in high-leverage games such as this one.

Plus, if we're being brutally honest, we don't trust Eintracht Frankfurt's own scoring ability. They too often rely on goalkeeper Kevin Trapp to be their best player. And he's not going to pull out a win on his own unless they can put points on the board. Real Madrid's offense is too frenetic to beat them only in between the posts. 

OSB Prediction: Real Madrid covers against Eintracht Frankfurt (-122)

Real Madrid To cover vs. Eintracht Frankfurt

Over/Under Prediction for 2022 UEFA Super Cup Final

Below you'll find the current over/under betting odds for the 2022 UEFA Super Cup Final:

  • Over 2.5: -115
  • Under 2.5: -105

Betting the Super Cup over/under comes down to one question: Do you think Eintracht Frankfurt will score?

If you do, the over is extremely easy money, because Real Madrid should be good for two—one of which we're almost certain will come from Benzema. But if you don't think Eintracht Frankfurt is a lock to drop in a score after watching them schlepp their way through so many shutout draws, then it's a good idea to roll the dice on the under and its slightly higher payout.

OSB Prediction: Unde 2.5 (-105)

Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt To go under 2.5 goals

Take a look at this list of the top online sportsbooks so you can decide which one to use for all of your UEFA Super Cup betting:

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