Manchester City Slightly Favoured To Beat Chelsea

Published on August 4th, 2018 3:42 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

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The odds and match preview for the 2018 Football Association Community Shield game - Manchester City vs. Chelsea.  Bet on it! This year's edition of the FA Community Shield will see Manchester City take on Chelsea at Wembley Stadium.

The FA Community Shield pits the winner of the English Premier League (Manchester City) against the winner of the FA Cup (Chelsea) each season. The tournament, which has been running for over 100 years, is the unofficial kick-off to the football season, as full league action gets underway the following week.

While there isn't a tremendous amount on the line in this contest, the game does provide both teams a chance to iron out any last minute kinks. For that reason, both teams are expected to start their top rosters, with other players slated to get subbed in later in the game.

Manchester City and Chelsea have both won the FA Community Shield a total of four times, with Man City's most recent victory coming in 2012 and Chelsea's most recent win coming in 2009.

Again - this game doesn't mean the world, though both teams would like to get their seasons off to a strong start, and the FA Community Shield match would be a great place to start.

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Let's take a look at the odds for this game, courtesy of Bet365:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: August 4th, 2018 3:34 pm EST
Odds Subject to Change

Man City, 23/20
Draw, 13/5
Chelsea, 13/5

Over/Under

Over 2.5 Goals, 7/10
Under 2.5 Goals, 11/10

Anytime Goalscorers (Top 5)

Sergio Aguero, 13/10
Gabriel Jesus, 21/10
Alvaro Morata, 21/10
Lukas Nmecha, 7/4
Michy Batshuayi, 2/1

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For football fans, this game provides a small taste of what is to come - 10 months of English Premier League and Champions League action.

I can't wait.

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