Saturday brings us the traditional curtain-raiser for the new English football season as Leicester City and Manchester City clash in the Community Shield at Wembley.
Both sides will be looking to put down a marker heading into the start of the Premier League next weekend and we’re expecting an entertaining match.
So we’ve put together a 20/1 Bet Builder for the Wembley showdown.
- Jamie Vardy to have two or more shots on target
- Riyad Mahrez to have one or more shots on target
- Both teams to score
- Bookings – under 20 points
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Leicester City v Manchester City Bet Builder Betting Tip:
Jamie Vardy to have two or more shots on target
Vardy has an excellent record against Manchester City, scoring four in his last four appearances against them including a hat-trick at the Etihad last season.
He’s been relatively quiet in Leicester’s pre-season campaign but he’s a big-game player and we expect him to come out firing at Wembley.
Riyad Mahrez to have one or more shots on target
One man who has been finding the target over the summer is Riyad Mahrez – the Algerian has scored five goals in his last five matches for club and country.
In such hot form, you can be sure he’ll not be shy about having a pop at goal and we expect him to easily help himself to one shot on target against his former club.
Both teams to score
The Community Shield normally sees goals, both teams have scored in four of the last five.
This duo aren’t shy about getting on the scoresheet either – Leicester have scored in their last 10 competitive games, while Manchester City have scored in 17 of their last 19 – bring on the goals.
Bookings – under 20 points
Goals might traditionally feature in the Community Shield but bookings certainly don’t – there have been just two bookings in the last three.
We expect this theme to continue on Saturday and can see it being a quiet afternoon for referee Paul Tierney.
*Please note that all odds are correct at the time of article publication.