Chelsea have enjoyed a bright start to the season, with the Blues top of the Premier League after wins against Wigan Athletic, Reading and Newcastle United. Manager Roberto Di Matteo will be looking to continue that momentum going into the international break and his team are a best price 13/10 (bet365 £200 free bets) to claim victory.
Di Matteo is likely to play his strongest team and Chelsea proved in the FA Cup as well as the Champions League last season that they can be clinical on the big stage, with Fernando Torres’ confidence levels now starting to build after scoring against the Royals and the Magpies.
The Spaniard is 6/1 (Coral bookmaker) to score the first goal of this match, although many eyes will be on new signing Eden Hazard who has lit up his team’s opening few matches with some excellent performances and it’s a matter of time before the Belgian starts finding the net regularly.
Atletico Madrid claimed the Europa League last season after beating Athletic Bilbao in the final and they have enjoyed a solid start to the campaign, with Diego Simeone’s side having drawn 1-1 at Levante before thrashing Bilbao 4-0 on Monday, something that will give them lots of confidence coming into this match.
Indeed, there has been plenty of talk surrounding Radamel Falcao and whether the forward might be persuaded to sign for Chelsea or Tottenham, although the Colombian is a 13/2 chance to score first in this Super Cup match, having plundered a hat-trick in his last game.
The game is a 23/10 chance to finish level which would mean extra-time and potentially penalties, something that happened in last season’s Champions League final when Chelsea beat Bayern Munich against all the odds.
However, Chelsea might have too much for their opponents and Di Matteo will regard this contest as an excellent warm-up match ahead of the forthcoming Champions League title defence, with odds of 11/4 about them leading at half-time and full-time making appeal.