Chelsea v Man City Betting Tips – 5th August 2018
Sunday’s match between Chelsea and Manchester City is the 96th edition of the Community Shield. The sport is unrecognisable in many ways since the first match back in 1908 but one thing has remained consistent, this is still viewed as the match that gets the English football season underway.
The Community Shield pits together the Premier League champions and the FA Cup winners so usually throws up some mouth-watering fixtures. That’s nothing new for Chelsea or Man City as they’ve both played some glamour matches in the International Champions Cup but this is something a little different.
Man City are intent on establishing a period of dominance in English football whereas Chelsea are looking to rebuild and challenge for the Premier League title again under new manager, Maurizio Sarri.
Sarri won a huge amount of praise for the football played by his Napoli side over the last three years but will his new team be able to get the better of Pep Guardiola’s Citizens and where does the value lie for punters?
We’ve made four predictions in our Chelsea v Man City betting tips.
Man City to Narrowly Get the Job Done
The start of the new Premier League season is going to be an interesting time for many reasons, not least because of all the players who could struggle for fitness following their efforts at the World Cup.
Chelsea and Man City have played matches around the world this pre-season (Chelsea even played Down Under including a 1-0 win over Perth Glory) but both Sarri and Guardiola had to make do without many of their star players.
Some of those stars will not be back in time to play in the Community Shield with Man City particularly affected. Guardiola, however, has been impressed by some of the young players he’s given a chance to in recent weeks.
Moreover, the Man City squad know exactly what is expected from their manager whereas Chelsea are still very much a work in process. We think that may well make the difference in what should be a close game so recommend betting on Man City to win at $2.06 with Pointsbet.
Citizens Can Pounce Late On
The last time that Chelsea and Man City met in the Community Shield they served up a thriller at Villa Park. City managed to win an end-to-end game 3-2 but we’re not sure it’s going to be quite as entertaining this time around.
Not only are the players still working their way up to fitness but the weather forecast is for it to be hot on Sunday afternoon (at least by London standards).
The lack of stamina could really hurt the Chelsea players are they try to impress Sarri by following his pressing instructions. There is a danger that the Blues may run themselves into the ground so don’t be surprised if Man City’s creative and attacking players take advantage in the latter stages of the match.
Therefore, we like the look of a bet on Man City scoring over 1.5 goals at $1.91 with Palmerbet. We also think it’s worth taking the $5.30 that Unibet are offering on the draw/Man City selection in their half time/full time market.
Finally, have a bet on the second half having more goals than the first which is available at $1.91 with bookmaker.com.au.