Community Shield Betting Tips - Arsenal v Liverpool
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Arsenal’s Recent Form
How Arsenal Reached the Community Shield
Arsenal won the FA Cup for the 4th time in 7 years to reach the Community Shield. It was a relatively straightforward run to the final for Arsenal, before a 2-0 win over Manchester City changed everyone’s opinion of Mikel Arteta’s side. They looked clinical from the start and outplayed Pep Guardiola at his own game. Moves were starting from the back, the midfielders were full of energy and the front line created fright. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was the star in that game with his form continuing into the Final. He scored both goals against Chelsea as Arsenal came from behind in a 2-1 win. The Gabonese striker scored 29 goals last season and although he was speculated to leave the Emirates, he looks to be committed to North London. Expect him to make another statement on Saturday with an early goal.
Liverpool’s Recent Form
How Liverpool Reached the Community Shield
This is the first time that Liverpool will be entering the Community Shield as Premier League Champions, rather than FA Cup Winners. The Reds haven’t taken part in the season opener since 2006, but will be very hopeful of winning once again on Saturday. During their Premier League campaign they were almost unstoppable. That is until a few end of season lapses in concentration. At one point however, there was a realistic possibility that Liverpool could go unbeaten in the league, as well as breaking Man City’s 100 point record. Although they didn’t quite reach that target, they were still incredible. Jurgen Klopp’s side scored 85 goals, but their defense was what set them apart from the rest of the league. They conceded just 33 goals in 38 games and with their back line fully fit, a clean sheet would be a perfect start to the year on Saturday.
Where’s The Value Bet?
Looking back at the last 10 results in the Community Shield, we can start to pick out some common themes in this game. There’s been 29 goals in the last 10 events, with both teams scoring in 6 of the 10 games. That’s not a huge amount of goals, but given the fact this is the first game of the season, we can always expect some sluggishness from both sides. Another common theme of the last 10 years, is that the Premier League winners often win this game. In 6 of the last 10 games the Premier League winners have reigned victorious so we can expect Liverpool to win this. Combining Liverpool to win with the both teams to score market, we see our odds rise to 21/10 providing some great value ahead of the game.
How To Watch The Community Shield
The 2020 Community Shield will be shown live on BT Sport from 4:30pm on Saturday 29th August.
Bet UK’s Headline Betting Tip
Both of these sides have seen plenty of goals in their games, with 2 of the best front 3’s in the country. Arsenal’s back line is never fully set, so Liverpool can take advantage, but Arsenal can also score freely on the counter. This should be one of the more entertaining Community Shield’s in recent memory.
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