Community Shield 2020 betting preview

It feels as though the 2019/20 English Premier League season has only just come to an end, although we’re now getting ready for the 2020/21 campaign and it all starts with the traditional curtain-raiser which is the 2020 Community Shield match between the Premier League champions and FA Cup winners.

Liverpool are the champions of England after thirty years in the wilderness and they will clash with an Arsenal team who overcame the betting odds to firstly beat Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-final before doing the same against Chelsea in the final.

Why Are Liverpool Massive Favourites to Win?

Unibet are the biggest about Liverpool winning the 2020 Community Shield match although they’re only prepared to go 1.67 about Liverpool winning this game in normal time. The reason is fairly obvious – Jurgen Klopp’s side finished a massive 43 points ahead of Arsenal in the 2019/20 standings en route to winning the title.

Conversely, the Gunners are a 5.00 chance with bet365 which makes them clear outsiders, although it remains to be seen whether Mikel Arteta’s side will be lining up against the likes of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino in this clash.

Is There Gunner Be Another Wembley Shock?

We’re pretty sure that both managers will field youthful and experimental line-ups for this clash and that could mean a tighter game than the odds suggest. We can be fairly certain that Klopp and Arteta don’t care greatly about winning this piece of silverware and the real focus will be preparing properly for the season proper.

From a betting point-of-view, you have to say that Arsenal make some kind of appeal, with the Gunners returning to a stadium where they have successfully executed a game plan against Manchester City and Chelsea in the past few weeks.

Maybe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will be kept in reserve for this clash, although there are other lively threats in the form of Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe and Eddie Nketiah. There is also the possibility that we’ll see Willian making a debut of sorts since making the switch from Chelsea.

What Are the Best Bets for This Match?

Until we get an idea of the likely Starting XI’s for this clash, it’s hard to arrive at a firm conclusion of what might happen in this clash. As mentioned, we’re struggling to see how many of the Liverpool first team are going to start this clash and Arsenal are also likely to field a reserve team.

On this basis, we will tentatively side with the Gunners with a +1 goal advantage knowing that Liverpool would need a two-goal margin of victory in order for us to lose this bet, while we’re happy to back the “Yes” option on the Both Teams to Score betting market considering that it could be an open game. On the same note, we’re anticipating a few goals and a 2-2 correct score could be backed at 12/1 at the time of writing, with this available at an attractive price.


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