Chelsea Has Slight Edge To Beat Arsenal on August 2nd

Published on July 28th, 2015 6:57 pm EST

Two of the teams who are expected to contend for the English Premier League title this season, Chelsea and Arsenal, will be meeting in the annual FA Community Shield game on August 2nd.

The FA Community Shield, which takes place at Wembley Stadium, pits the previous English Premier League champion (Chelsea) against the holder of the FA Cup (Arsenal).

Arsenal, which has won the FA Community Shield a total of 13 times, are the defending champions of the event.

The match is the last chance for teams Arsenal and Chelsea to prepare before the start of the English Premier League season, which officially gets underway the following weekend.


Chelsea has the slight edge to win on Sunday, though the difference is negligible. Here are the current betting odds:

Chelsea, 2.50
Draw, 3.25
Arsenal, 2.87

A successful $100 wager on Chelsea would yield a total profit of $150, while a successful $100 bet on Arsenal would return a total of $187.


The two teams are expected to field their full rosters on Sunday, thanks to the importance of the game and the fact that the start of the English Premier League season occurs just six days later.

That means that fans will be able to see the likes of Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and Olivier Giroud take the field.

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