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Leicester City vs Manchester City FA Community Shield Tips - Season opener to go to penalties

  • Leicester City vs Manchester City predictions for Sunday's FA Community Shield match
  • Manchester City have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Leicester City
  • Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has scored 9 goals in his last 11 matches against Manchester City
  • Who will win the season-opener?
Leicester City v Manchester City Community Shield
Leicester City will look to upset the odds and beat Manchester City to the first piece of silverware this season. (Getty Images)
Sridhar Bhamidi 06 Aug 2021
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Leicester City vs Manchester City Tips


It is the traditional curtain-raiser of the English football campaign as the FA Cup holders Leicester City take on Premier League champions Manchester City in the FA Community Shield final at the Wembley Stadium. 
  • Leicester City vs Manchester City Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Leicester City Form
  • Leicester City Team News
  • Manchester City Form
  • Manchester City Team News
  • FA Community Shield FAQs

It is going to be an exciting start to the season as both sides look to pick up their first piece of silverware. I am backing BTTS with penalty shootouts value.

  • The final score in 3 of the last 4 Community Shield matches was 1-1 and were settled via penalties.
  • Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has scored 9 goals in his last 11 matches against Manchester City (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have won 9 of their last 11 matches against Leicester City (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have scored in each of their last 13 matches against Leicester City (all competitions).
  • Manchester City have seen BTTS in 9 of their last 13 matches against Leicester City (all competitions).

Head to Head


Manchester City have the overall head to head advantage winning 60 and losing 32 while drawing 30 of their 123 encounters against Leicester City.

Last season saw the two teams share the wins in the Premier League with the away team on the day winning. 

Leicester beat City 5-2 at the Etihad with Jamie Vardy scoring a hat-trick. In the reverse fixture, City won 2-0 with goals from Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus.

Leicester City Form


Leicester City have had an difficult preparation for this match. They lost to Burton Albion 3-1 via penalties and Wycombe Wanderers 1-0. 

However, they managed to draw 3-3 against Queens Park Rangers and won 3-2 against Villarreal in their latest friendly.

The Foxes have won the Community Shield only once before – way back in 1971. However, they were able to win on both their travels to Wembley this calendar year.

Leicester City Team News


Coach Brendan Rodgers has his whole squad back in training including midfielder Youri Tielemans. 

However, defender Wesley Fofana had a horrific leg injury against Villarreal and is set for a lengthy absence.

All eyes will be on their new forward Patson Daka, while Jamie Vardy loves playing Manchester City.

Manchester City Form


Manchester City had a perfect start to the season winning each of their three friendlies. 

They started with a 2-0 win over Preston North End and followed it up with a 4-0 win over Barnsley and a 4-1 victory over Blackpool.

Pep Guardiola’s side has a rich history in this competition having played in the Community Shield in five of the past ten years.

Manchester City Team News


Manchester City are expected to be without the England players who featured heavily at Euro 2020 – Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, John Stones and Kyle Walker. 

Ederson is also expected to be rested following his Copa America displays with Brazil.

FA Community Shield FAQs

Where can I watch the Leicester City vs Man City live stream?

Our live streaming calendar shows you where to watch the Leicester City vs Man City live stream.

What time does Leicester City vs Man City kick off?

The FA Community Shield is being played at Wembley Stadium at 2.15am AEDT on Sunday, August 8.

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Verdict

Both sides are very early in their pre-season preparations with a few players still coming back from the break. 

I am backing both teams to find the net and Manchester City to lift the trophy on penalties considering how this annual fixture has panned out in recent years.

Best Bet: BTTS Yes Both Teams To Score @-163.93 at Ladbrokes Australia - 4 Units
Value Bet: Draw Full-Time Result @260.00 at Neds - 1 Unit
Megabet: Man City on Penalties Method of Victory @550.00 at Caesars (Sport) - 1 Unit

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