Ace Football previews the Community Shield showdown between Leicester and Manchester City and offers betting tips, the best odds, and predictions.
FA Cup winners Leicester City and Premier League champions Manchester City lock horns on Saturday evening for the Community Shield at Wembley.
An exciting battle awaits in London as Leicester attempt to defy the odds by pulling off an early upset at the expense of City, who are missing several key players for this weekend.
Leicester eye an upset
The Foxes bagged their first victory of pre-season on Wednesday by beating Villarreal 3-2. Caglar Soyuncu, Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez were on the scoresheet. They’ll hope to build on this on Saturday.
It’s not been an easy summer. Leicester lost their first two friendlies against Burton Albion and Wycombe Wanderers before grabbing a 3-3 draw against Queens Park Rangers. But with City down on manpower, Brendan Rodgers’ side eye an upset.
Victory a must for Manchester City
After a heartbreaking 1-0 Champions League final defeat to Chelsea in May, Pep Guardiola’s side have bounced back in pre-season by winning all three of their friendlies.
The Premier League champions have defeated Preston North End 2-0, Barnsley 4-0, and Blackpool 4-1 so far.
Leicester vs Manchester City H2H
Having never simultaneously played in the Community Shield this is the first time Leicester comes up against Manchester City in this fixture.
So below we give you the results of their last 5 encounters in the Premier League instead.
Stats and facts for Leicester and Manchester City.
Facts are calculated for Community Shield
- Leicester have lost 3 of their last 4 matches.
- Manchester City have won 7 of their last 9 matches against Leicester
- Total goals was OVER 3.5 in Manchester City’s last 3 of 5 matches.
Bookmakers are offering the following odds for this match: Leicester to win pays out at 4.00, the best price for a draw is 3.75, while an away win for the Citizens returns you odds 1.95.