Real Madrid and Eintracht Frankfurt are competing in the most recent UEFA Super Cup, and the winner will receive the first European honor of the 2022–23 campaign.
Real Madrid only played in three preseason friendlies last month, losing to Barcelona in, drawing 2-2 with Club America, and defeating Juventus 2-0. After achieving a domestic and European double, Real Madrid and four-time Champions League champion Ancelotti were allowed to enjoy the occasion at home. This weekend's match against Almeria will mark the start of their La Liga title defense.
Frankfurt won the Europa League last season. Oliver Glasner's team has already begun its quest to improve upon its 11th-place Bundesliga finish from the previous campaign, but they were given a test on Friday when they faced defending champions Bayern Munich, who blasted to a 6-1 victory at the Deutsche Bank Park.
This week should see another European championship added to the Bernabeu trophy cabinet thanks to a first-choice starting lineup and an abundance of good players on the bench.
Pick: Real Madrid (-1) in AH