Community Shield Betting Odds

Formerly known as the ‘Charity Shield’, the Community Shield is a game that takes place annually at Wembley Stadium before the opening weekend of the new Premier League season. Contested between the winners of the league itself and the FA Cup, it was first played in 1908 and is organised by the Football Association (FA), with the proceeds from the game distributed to charitable organisations around England. If the winner of the league and the FA Cup winner are the same, the FA Community Shield will be contested between the Premier League winners and the Premier League runners up of the previous season.

The Community Shield game is commonly viewed as the traditional curtain raiser at the start of the season when it comes to football betting as it is the first game of the year and is highly anticipated every year, but when it comes down to calculating major trophies, controversy appears in discussions regarding this major event. Considering what teams need to achieve to make it to the event, it should be regarded as one of the biggest trophies in the UK. However, as it's just one game at the start of the season, it's viewed as a betting highlight and a friendly rather than a credible tournament.

Community Shield Betting Markets

Similar to most football betting events, you can find a wide range of Community Shield bets across the latest betting markets. These bets are split up into outright and match bets. Outright bets take the full game into consideration, so these games will more than likely include the winner of the match and the team who will collect the trophy at the end of the game. Meanwhile, match betting odds are closer to the betting surrounding what goes on during the game. For example, if you're betting on individual players to score goals, cards to be handed out, and more, this would be a match bet rather than an outright bet.

Previous Community Shield Winners

YearMatch TeamsWinner
2023Manchester City Vs ArsenalArsenal
2022Liverpool Vs Manchester CityLiverpool
2021Leicester City Vs Manchester CityLeicester City
2020Arsenal vs LiverpoolArsenal (via penalties)
2019Manchester City vs LiverpoolManchester City (via penalties)
2018Manchester City vs ChelseaManchester City
2017Arsenal vs ChelseaArsenal (via penalties)
2016Manchester United vs Leicester CityManchester United
2015Arsenal vs ChelseaArsenal
2014Arsenal vs Manchester CityArsenal
2013Manchester United vs Wigan AthleticManchester United
2012Manchester City vs ChelseaManchester City
2011Manchester United vs Manchester CityManchester United

Community Shield FAQs

What channel is the Community Shield on?

ITV has an exclusive TV deal for the English Community Shield, meaning that every year the game will be viewable on ITV until the contract ends.

What is the Community Shield?

The original ideology of the Community Shield is that it would define the best team in England of that year. The winner of the National Cup (now known as the FA Cup) would face the winner of the First Division (now known as the Premier League) to determine the best team of that year. In the modern day, the meaning behind the competition has slightly changed, with very few viewers believing that.

Who played in the Community Shield?

In 2023, the two teams in the Community Shield is Manchester City and Arsenal.

Who has won the Community Shield the most?

Manchester United have won the most Community Shields with 21 victories in 30 appearances, this is five more than the second highest-ranking team Arsenal with 16.

TeamNumber of WinsLast Win
Manchester United212016
Tottenham Hotspur71991
Manchester City62019
English Professionals XI41929
Wolverhampton Wanderers41960

Which team has the best record in the Community Shield?

Everton are the team that have the best record when it comes down to the Community Shield. Out of all teams that have participated in more than two tournaments they have a 81% win rate with 9 wins in 11 matches. Brighton & Hove Albion, Huddersfield Town, Cardiff City, Bolton Wanderers and Derby County are the teams that have won their only Community Shield match and have a 100% win rate.

Which team has the worst record in the Community Shield?

Newcastle United have the worst success rate in the Community Shield, since winning their first match in 1909, which was only the second rendition of the tournament; they have lost five in a row, giving them a success rate of 16.66%. QPR and Ipswich Town are the two teams who have participated in the Community Shield twice and lost on both occasions. Newcastle's five defeats in a row was the worst run in the history of the competition before Chelsea's 2-0 defeat to Manchester City in 2018, which is their 5th defeat in a row. As Chelsea won their 2009 fixture on penalties, it is technically eight Community Shield matches since they won a game.

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