Seen by many as the curtain rising on the new domestic football season across England, the Community Shield sees FA Cup winners Leicester City take on Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley Stadium.
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Community Shield History
Formerly known as the ‘Charity Shield’, the Community Shield is a game that takes place annually at Wembley before the opening weekend of the 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.
Previous Community Shield Winners
| 2020 | Arsenal vs Liverpool | Arsenal (via penalties) | | 2019 | Manchester City vs Liverpool | Manchester City (via penalties) | | 2018 | Manchester City vs Chelsea | Manchester City | | 2017 | Arsenal vs Chelsea | Arsenal (via penalties) | | 2016 | Manchester United vs Leicester City | Manchester United | | 2015 | Arsenal vs Chelsea | Arsenal | | 2014 | Arsenal vs Manchester City | Arsenal | | 2013 | Manchester United vs Wigan Athletic | Manchester United | | 2012 | Manchester City vs Chelsea | Manchester City | | 2011 | Manchester United vs Manchester City | Manchester United |
Community Shield Betting Tips
Leicester City to Win @ 7/2
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How Leicester Reached the Community Shield
Having reached the FA Cup final five times in their history, it was finally the turn of Leicester as they defeated Chelsea 1-0 to win their first-ever FA Cup. A 63rd-minute belter from Belgian Youri Tielemans sealed the win for the Foxes in what turned out to be a hard-fought game with ‘The Blues’. It seemed plain sailing for Brendan Rogers and his team to reach the final with comprehensive wins over Stoke and Brentford. But a potential stumbling block of Manchester United were easily dispatched in the quarter-finals before Southampton in the semis. The man to watch in all of those games was Youri Tielemans, who scored three FA Cup goals last season and netted nine times in the league, and we suspect he’ll want to make his presence known once again at Wembley.
Manchester City to Win @ 13/20
Manchester City are once again Premier League Champions. Winning the domestic championship for the fifth time in their history, the Citizens had breathing room at the top of the table, with their closest rivals finishing 12 points behind them. Having contested the Community Shield previously as both FA Cup and League winners, it will be a familiar game for Pep Guardiola’s men, who could have even more new faces if deals are done before the game this weekend.
Community Shield Player To Watch - Leicester City
Having helped them secure European Football and, of course, victory in the FA Cup, Youri Tielemans is a 6/1 chance to get himself on the scoresheet at Wembley once again. New signing Patson Daka could also feature upfront alongside Jamie Vardy, and he’ll likely want to start the season well for his new club.
Community Shield Player To Watch - Manchester City
Having made the move to Manchester City from Aston Villa, Jack Grealish could make his first appearance for Pep Guardiola in the Community Shield and could make an impact. In terms of the other players he will have available, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan can both find the back of the net, as well as the likes of Phil Foden, who shone in front of goal in the closing months of last season.
Where is the Value Bet in the Community Shield?
As we look back at the last 10 games that have taken place in the Community Shield, one of the common themes is both teams finding the back of the net. Partner that with the favourites and Premier League winners also lifting the trophy means we’re going for the double of Manchester City and BTTS at odds of 49/20.
Bet UK’s Headline Community Shield Betting Tips
We wouldn’t put it past Manchester City to get the season off to a flyer in the Community Shield, even if they’re missing some key players following international duty. Leicester are also no slouches in front of goal which is why we’re going for goals in this game and over 3.5 at odds of 17/10.
How to watch the Community Shield
The 2021 Community Shield will be shown live on BT Sport, with the broadcast starting at 4:30 pm and the game kicking off at 5 pm.
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