Liverpool will meet Manchester City in the Community Shield at Wembley Stadium, London on Sunday afternoon (local time).
The Community Shield is seen traditionally as the opening game of the English soccer season, featuring as it does a one-off clash at Wembley between the previous season’s league champions and FA Cup winners.
This season will be a little different, with Man City having won both competitions (and the Carabao Cup just for good measure), so they will take on the Premier League runners-up, Liverpool, on this occasion.
Of course, Liverpool did happen to win the Champions League last season, so this is unquestionably a game between the two dominant teams in English soccer last term.
Liverpool vs Manchester City Betting Lines & Predictions
With Liverpool’s three main strikers – Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino – all having had little rest due to international commitments over the close season, it’s doubtful whether all if any will be risked on Sunday. When it comes to FA Community Shield predictions for this game, that alone has to make Manchester City the tip to win in 90-minutes.
In other markets, the betting line on a 2-1 win for City in the Correct Score market is +750 (8.50) with bet365, while Raheem Sterling is +150 (2.50) in the Anytime Goalscorer betting market.
FA Community Shield Pick: Match Result (90 minutes) – Manchester City to win @ -111 (1.90) with bet365