The wave of Super Bowls has started, today City against Arsenal.

The beginning is in the Netherlands. The five European Super Cups are conveniently distributed over the next week and a half to make it easier for us to prepare for the season. We will wait for Spain, Italy and France, and the rest are just about.

Dutch Super Cup: Feyenoord v PSV, August 4

Feyenoord Arne Slota took gold with just two defeats, young striker Santiago Jimenez was the top scorer (15 goals), although he came only last season from Cruz Azul. PSV, with already coach Ruud van Nistelrooy, showed his abilities in the first season – and what he learned from Sir Alex Ferguson. He went from forward coach in the youth team to the main one, in the first season he took second place in the championship and won the Cup. And updated Javi Simons – he gave 19 goals in a season. Feyenoord are unbeaten by PSV in 10 of their last 12 matches and scored in the same 10 games. Champion is the clear favorite Feye will take the trophy – for 1.68.

FA Super Cup: Manchester City v Arsenal, 6 August

In England it’s more difficult. London “Arsenal” made the coolest purchase in the off-season, for the first time in many years. Management has a lot of faith in Mikel Arteta and certainly counts on trophies. The sad ending of last season has to be replaced by something. Does Pep Guardiola have other goals at City? Finally, the curse of the Champions League has been lifted, the treble has been won, the line-up cleaning and the change of generations are dictated by another change in the style of play – now with four central defenders (albeit a hybrid scheme). There is one important trend that is likely to repeat on August 6 – Manchester City have won their last eight head-to-head matches.Odds for the new City title – 1.70.

Portuguese Super Cup: Benfica v Porto, August 9

We are sure you can tell with your eyes closed who will play in the Portuguese Super Cup. Even if they named Sporting, you have two more attempts, and now you definitely can’t go wrong. Roger Schmidt’s Benfica pushed Porto only at the very end of last season. The northerners now want to take revenge. Moreover, Porto has not lost in 10 of the last 12 face-to-face meetings, and they also score in 10 of 12 games. It looks attractive choices that the winners of the Cup of the country will not lose for 1.90.

German Supercup: Bayern v Leipzig, August 12

Everything is stable in Germany: the Munich club became the champion of the Bundesliga, Leipzig won the German Cup. In 2022, they also played for the German Super Cup, there was a show – Munich won 5: 3. The chances that Bayern will take the trophy again are always extremely high, and then there are the losses of Leipzig: one of the leaders, Dominik Soboslai, left for Liverpool, and defender Joshko Guardiol wants Guardiola. If the odds for the Bayern victory of 1.65 are not enough, you can see that in four of the last five matches between these teams, a total of more than 2.5 goals was scored. In the match for the Super Bowl, the coefficient for the “top” is 1.57.

European Super Cup: Man City v Sevilla, August 16

This is City’s first ever chance at the European Super Cup – and they are, of course, favorites by a margin. Also because it is precisely these finals that Sevilla do not succeed: five defeats in six attempts, they won only once – the very first in 2006. The strength of the squad, the Spaniards’ problems with money, initially a different level – all in favor of City.
The coefficient for the victory of “Manchester” looks too modest (1.38), but there is something to cling to further. In the last five games, the British concede an average of 0.8 goals per game, and in the Premier League the defense does not look ideal. Can you believe that Sevilla will score – for 1.80.

We are waiting for Italy, Spain and France until the middle of the season. The French were urgently transferred

Napoli and Inter will play in January. The already traditional Spanish mini-tournament for Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Atletico (bronze medalist) and Osasuna (cup finalist) will also be held after the New Year. More interesting in France. As a result, PSG and Toulouse will also play in the winter, although there was originally a plan for August and Thailand. The game was postponed: as LFP President Vincent Labrune said, “for reasons completely beyond our control.”

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