London. Stadium: Wembley.
Leicester City vs Manchester City will battle in the FA Community Shield match. How will the English League start and who will take the trophy this time?
Leicester City ended their last season outside the top four teams by losing the decisive match against Tottenham with a final score of 2-3. Brendan Rodgers wishes for his team to get so-needed reinforcements. Patson Daka, the 22-year-old Zambian from Austria's Red Bull Salzburg, who scored 27 goals last season, was added to the Foxes this summer. Jamie Vardy and Kelechi Iheanacho are good additions to the attacking lineup. The Foxes also signed Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumaré. Ryan Bertrand, a free agent from Southampton, is also worth mentioning.
These players will level up the club performance, especially when you consider that the club did not dismissed any of its star players. The veterans Wes Morgan and Christian Fuchs as well as Matty James and Cengiz Under left the Foxes. Leicester City will be really interesting to follow this season.
Manchester City form
Harry Kane and Jack Grealish were added to the Manchester City's lineup this summer. Only the latter was signed for 100 million euros. Daniel Levy vetoed the sale of Kane, but he did not show up for the training camp. However, even without him we can set a significant milestone - 918 million pounds spent in the era of Pep Guardiola. However, the problem of a central forward, who could replace the departed Kun Agüero to Barcelona, has not been solved. But that does not change the fact that the team will once again be the top favorite in the upcoming EFL season.
Expert betting tips
Since the Foxes have almost all their main defenders in the sideline, we believe that Man City will win perform better. Bookmakers give odds of 1.95 for a Man City victory.
Also, we believe that not many goals will be scored, as it is the beginning of the season. And both teams will definitely be cautious. Therefore, we recommend betting on the fact that the goals will be scored only in one of the halves. Bookmakers offer odds of 1.04 for the betting option Both Teams To Score In Both Halves - No.
In conclusion, we propose to bet that Riyad Mahrez, who has repeatedly distinguished himself in matches against his former club, will score in the match. Bookmakers give odds of 2.40 for him to score.