Our prediction for this Primera Division match:
Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, face each other at King Abdullah Sports City in the Spanish Super Cup final, in what is expected to be a very exciting game. Los Blancos booked their place in the final by beating Valencia 3-1 despite the fact that Karim Benzema missed the game with injury. Serbia rising star Luka Jovic is likely to lead the line for Real Madrid against Atletico Madrid, who came from behind to beat Barcelona 3-2 in the semis.
Diego Simeone’s troops showed character in the triumph over the Catalan giants, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the title game. Anyhow, a low-scoring affair is on the horizon as the two local rivals played out a goalless draw in the Madrid derby earlier this term. A man to keep an eye on in Diego Simeone’s team will be Alvaro Morata as Diego Costa remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Karim Benzema):
Striker Karim Benzema came through his youth club Bron Terraillon in Olympique Lyon were he went through all the youth teams.
On January 15, 2005 Benzema made his debut for the first team of Lyon that season but did not have much playing time. In the 2007-2008 season he was indeed a permanent fixture in the team and he got his break . He grew that season right into a crowd favorite and clubs like Arsenal, Juventus, Manchester United, Real Madrid and AC Milan showed interest in him.
Benzema in 2008 (like 2005, 2006, and 2007) was in the champions with Olympique Lyon and had no interest in leaving France. In 2008, Karim was named best French footballer.
Highlighted Team (Atletico Madrid):
Atletico Madrid are a Spanish team that plays in Primera Division (La Liga). Los Rojiblancos or los Colchoneros play their home matches at Estadio Vicente Calderon, which holds up to 54,960 spectators. Atletico Madrid have won 10 La Liga titles, but they have yet to lift the European Cup (Champions League) trophy.
Los Rojiblancos have won 10 Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) trophies and it has to be noted that they defeated their bitter local rivals Real Madrid in the 2012/2013 Spanish Cup final. The rivalry between the two capital clubs is pretty big and El Madrileno is regarded as one of the most exciting derbies in the world football.
Atletico Madrid played two Champions League finals under Diego Simeone, but they failed to beat Real Madrid in the title games (2013/2014 and 2015/2016). However, the Argentine tactician helped Atletico Madrid win the La Liga trophy in 2014 and, no doubt, he is one of the most successful coaches in the history of the capital club.