Man City v Chelsea Betting Preview: Community Shield Tip

10 Aug

The Premier League champions from last season Manchester City are back in competitive action as they take on the FA Cup and Champions League winners Chelsea at Villa Park. The match should prove to be a cracker with both sides displaying unbelievable attacking talent. The match taking place at Villa Park for the first time in over 50 years due to the London Olympics gives the clubs the chances to make a few tweaks before the season starts next week.

The Community Shield sees the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners go head to head in the season opening and was won by Manchester United last season who defeat Manchester City in a classic. That will have spurred City on to eventually claim their first ever Premier League title.

Roberto Mancini will see this game as the perfect opportunity to give some of his squad players a run out but also to send out a message to his rivals that City will be as tough as ever and will require a monumental event to take the Premier League crown from them.

The match itself is often seen as a friendly encounter however City and Chelsea are far from likely to take this one easy with a trophy and pride at stake we expect a real battle on our hands.

Chelsea certainly head into this match with more experience this being their sixth appearance in the competition whilst they have only one on two occasions they will have to be at their very best to get their hands on the shield.

It will be a new look Chelsea after they said goodbye to a few of their old guard including Didier Drogba who left for China but they welcome in Belgium star man from Lille Eden Hazard who has been a top target for most of Europe’s big clubs. All eyes will be on this young man but many will doubt he has the ability at his young age to effect the matches at the highest level.

Manchester City won when these sides last met in a match that finished 2-1 and effectively put City in pole position for the title they will be confident of repeating that success against Chelsea at Villa Park even though Chelsea come into the game as Champions of Europe.

Here at we are confident City will win the Community Shield in 90 minutes and with a price of 13/10 available on a City win we suggest snapping that. It’s also for taking advantage of some of the fantastic offers on the match that are available simple click here to found out more.

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