This summer has been one of the most amazing seasons for football fans and now, the most awaited match is coming up between Real Madrid and Manchester United on August 8 in Skopje, Macedonia. Real Madrid are looking to defend their UEFA Super Cup title against the Red Devils. They had proven time and time again that they were the strongest team in the season gone by and the conclusive proof came at Cardiff following a comprehensive win over Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final. Cristiano Ronaldo once again showed why he can’t be ruled out from scoring even with odds against him and the defensive lineup of the opposition as strong as that of Juventus. So, it is only understandable that the Real Madrid are overwhelming favourites for the bookies. However, before you decide to take a punt on any match or transfer make sure you know the most important football betting tips.

There had been much talk of replacing Keylor Navas, with the Manchester United’s David de Gea but, Navas earned his place in the squad and continues to do so. After some spectacular saves in the late stages of the season, Navas has derailed De Gea’s return back to Madrid and solidified his place in the lineup. With Navas in goal, Manchester United would find things tough to score in the UEFA Super Cup.

Moreover, the partnership of Ronaldo with Marcelo, who is argued to be the world’s best left back, has proven to be an interesting pairing. The duo share a strong bond on and off the pitch. Their partnerships have destroyed the strongest defenses as well as offences and I hope, in the match to come, they’ll play the best football as they’re expected.

Who can forget Sergio Ramos, the captain of the team? He is quite the emotional player and sometimes, his emotions could be clearly seen while the match is in progress which sometimes hinders with his skills, but he has been the best support and a rock at the back.

Midfielders like Casemiro, Luca Modric and Toni Kroos are the best men at Zidane’s disposal. They are the epitome of success for the Real Madrid team as they do all the dirty work by keeping the opposition occupied, and playing crucial role in creating goals at the same time. At the same time, the lineup is aided by the presence of Isco who has huge area to roam free and he keeps attack humming. One would expect Zidane to play Isco and keep Gareth Bale as an impact substitute.

Lastly, Karim Benzema, who plays in attack with Ronaldo. He has incredible skill at his disposal but those sometimes allude him in scoring goals - especially in the league. And yet, Zidane has kept faith in him - enough to keep Alvaro Morata on the bench last season. So, in all, if you’re going to bet on the UEFA Super Cup, Real Madrid is your top choice.