THE Community Shield is exactly what it is – a pre-season non-event cup game but there’s no doubting the teams playing out the 90 minutes will be taking this seriously.
Tin-pot or not, there’s pre-season bragging rights up for grabs and for that reason it’s worth a punt.
Chelsea have the hoodoo held over them in this game having lost their last 4 Community Shield matches and I can’t help but think prices may be a touch on the generous side for a City win.
WDW has no appeal to me though and instead I reckon the smart money will be on City goals – looks like there will be plenty of chance for new faces to shine but I just cannot see Chelsea being a match forKevin de Bruyne et al’s quality.
Around 65% of the last 9 CS games have seen 3 or more goals and it’s hard to see City not contributing towards that figure here:
- City to score 2+ (3pm)
- (Evens, Paddy Power)