As German champions of European football take on their Europa League winning counterparts in the UEFA Super Cup Final, the bias is heavily leaning towards the in-form Bayern Munich but do Spanish side FC Sevilla have any hope of glory?
2020 the Year of Munich
With 2020/2021 domestic football seasons all underway, last year’s successes are now a distant memory, but a record you cannot ignore is that of Bayern Munich.
They have avoided defeat since December of 2019, playing thirty-one fixtures with thirty successful wins and 106 goals on the board, winning all their previous twenty-two fixtures in all competitions. The pandemic has left some optimism amongst individual clubs, but it has been an incredible year for Munich through an uncertain time.
Hansi Flick assisted his Munich squad to a treble of silverware and will now face last season’s Europa League victors to claim the Super Cup. And Bayern won’t be short of confidence as their impressive undefeated streak continued straight into the first Bundesliga fixture of 2020/2021, FC Bayern defeated rivals Schalke 04 in an 8-0 dismantling.
Key Players – Robert Lewandowski should be sitting comfortably with his Ballon D’Or. Still, after French organisers cancelled this year’s prestigious Ballon d’Or football award, Robert will have to accomplish another formidable season for a chance at the solo prize.
Across Bayern Munich’s thirty-three undefeated games, Lewandowski has contributed to 25% of their 106 goals (27 goals), he ended the season as the top goal scorer in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and Champions League while collecting 1st place winners’ medals in each of those competitions mentioned.
Serge Gnabry separates his skill set from the pack with double figures in assists and goals last term – alongside Leroy Sane the two complete one of the most creative supports for Bayern’s strike force.
Bayern Munich vs. FC Sevilla Prediction
UEFA Super Cup live from the Puskas Arena
- Serge Gnabry has scored six goals across FC Bayern’s previous four fixtures.
- FC Bayern has won their last twenty-two games.
- FC Sevilla has lost four Super Cup finals.
This week will mark the return of the new European season when the UEFA Champions League winners will face the UEFA Europa League champions in Budapest. A month after taking the most elite trophy in all competitions, Bayern Munich are looking to embarrass another Spanish side similarly to their 8-2 whitewash over FC Barcelona.
FC Sevilla captured another UEFA Europa League trophy to extend their elaborate competition success but failed to pull through in the UEFA Champions League, can the Spaniards stop this trend of losing UEFA Super Cup finals?
No Shortage of Goals in Munich
If we are to expect a sure outcome from this year’s UEFA Super Cup final, then I would assume the goals market holds significant value. FC Sevilla’s history would point towards goals with all four of their past UEFA Super Cup final encounters have ended in a high-scoring game.
The scoresheets in FC Sevilla have not lacked goals either, and the Spanish side has seen three goals in four of their previous five games in the UEFA Super Cup. With these trends and Bayern Munich’s elusive attack putting eight passed Schalke last week, placing a bet on the over/under market in favour of the ‘over’ seems like a viable interest.
Odds for the game can be found at Bookmaker, and with a plethora of talent at their helm, I see no other outcome than Munich prevailing as the winner. The current form and the goal-scoring machine that is Bayern Munich should be too much for the Spanish contenders, and I anticipate a comfortable win for the Germans.
Final Match Prediction – Bayern Munich 4 – Sevilla 2
The most in-form team in the world right now has won twenty-two games back to back, they look far too strong for their opposition FC Sevilla, and I expect their dominance to continue throughout all competitions this season.
I would not oppose a gambling a man who took their chances with Serge Gnarby touching the scoresheet, and he has scored six times across his previous four games for FC Bayern making him the perfect candidate.
FC Sevilla’s goal-scoring history should remain in-tact, the open play of Munich hasn’t been easy to crack, but I do see goal or two from the Spaniards.