Real Madrid’s La Liga confrontation with Osasuna was given the thumbs up in spite of the boundless disturbance brought about by Storm Filomena, and the La Liga champions couldn’t get back on their roost in freezing conditions at the El Sadar Stadium.
Regardless of appreciating 70% of the ball possession, Real Madrid couldn’t discover a route through and eventually asserted a point from their excursion to Osasuna, and the choice to play the match didn’t agree with Blancos goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who spoke against the experts for their choice not to defer the game with Storm Filomena seething.
Atletico Madrid saw their match delayed, however, and Real Madrid would have usurped their nearby opponents in the table with a success, yet that goalless impasse guarantees that Atletico stay one point away from Zinedine Zidane’s men with three games close by.
In any case, that outcome saw Los Blancos broaden their unbeaten stumble into all rivalries to nine matches with seven of those games finishing off with wins and Zidane’s men will be resolved to hold their Supercopa de Espana crown subsequent to beating Atletico in a year ago’s last in Saudi Arabia.
Only Barcelona have won the opposition a bigger number of times than Real Madrid since its origin, and Los Blancos will show up in the Supercopa when they take to the field against an all around rested Athletic.
Athletic were because of take on table-clinchers Atletico at the end of the week, yet a weighty blizzard forestalled the plane conveying Marcelino’s men from landing securely in the Spanish capital and that game was surely delayed.
Thus, Marcelino’s hang tight for his first success as Athletic manager goes on after he supervised a 3-2 defeat to Barcelona in his debut game in control an outcome which left Los Leones nine points loose of the best six in the midst of their conflicting structure.
Just two of Athletic’s last nine matches have finished with the Supercopa semi-finalists taking every one of the three points, and keeping in mind that Marcelino’s side will start their 2020-21 Copa del Rey crusade one week from now against Ibiza, they are as yet holding on to play last season finale with Sociedad following the mayhem brought about by the Covid pandemic.
Athletic have lifted the Supercopa de Espana prize on two events in 1984 and 2015, with Barcelona succumbing to a 5-1 total defeat to Los Leones in the last year.
December’s fight between Real Madrid and Athletic finished with the La Liga champions cruising to a 3-1 triumph, and Zidane’s men have not lost to their semi-final rivals since the 2014-15 season.
Marcelino’s Athletic gave Barcelona a fabulous run for their cash and will be cheerful of inviting two or three players back from injury following seven days in length break. In any case, Zidane will be urgent to manage his group to silverware in an offer to additional facilitate a portion of the tension on his shoulders, and Los Blancos are not expected to voyage to triumph using any and all means, however they ought to do what’s necessary to book their spot in Sunday’s final. Hence, we predict Real Madrid to win.