FA Community Shield odds
Who wins the FA Community Shield 2021?
The paths of Manchester City and Leicester are intertwined like Gordian knot. They are fighting battle in the Premier League for the top of the table of the and they are doing well. The citizens have advanced in this battle and won their fifth Premier League title, third under Per Guardiola and Leicester still has a race left for spot in the Champions League. But Leicester same as Manchester City has won a title this season – the English FA Cup. In the final they were better than Chelsea and won 1:0 with an amazing goal scored by Tielemans.
With this both teams checked a place in the English Super cup match known as The FA Community Shield which has more historical meaning then competitors but trophy is a trophy and everyone wants to win a trophy. This match is considered as the first match of the new season and usually the Premier League starts next weekend after FA Community Shield is played. Arsenal are defending champions but since they failed to win the Premier League or to win FA Cup they won’t have a chance to defend the title.
The match between Leicester City and Manchester City will be played on 7 August 2021 as usually on Wembley Stadium. Manchester City has much more experience in matches like this, they played their last FA Community Shield in 2019 and they won against Chelsea 5:4 on penalties. Leicester on the other hand played in FA Community Shield in 2016 against Manchester United and were defeated 2:1. Manchester City has also more trophies won in FA Community Shield, 6 trophies in 1937,1968,1972,2012,2018 and 2019 while Leicester has only one trophy won in 1971.
The history, the stats and the way of playing this season are on the side of Manchester City, but the FA Community Shield is a long time away from now and many things can be changed till then. Leicester showed in the FA Cup final against Chelsea that they can compete with everyone and that the club is hungry for trophies so the motivation is high in Leicester.
The FA Community Shield, formerly known as the Charity Shield is the English Super Cup played by the winners of the Premier League and FA Cup. It is traditionally held at Wembley. This competition was founded in 1908 and the most successful club is Manchester United with 21 trophies won. Beside the "red devils", Arsenal with 16 and Liverpool with 15 trophies have a lot of success in this competition.