News Live Scores
Betting

Betting Preview: Can the Blues make punters earn a juicy reward by scoring first?

15:03 BST 04/08/2018
Alvaro Morata Chelsea 2018-19
Given the talented players the West London outfit boast of, seeing them finding the net first seems promising

Chelsea battle it out with Manchester City for their Community Shield clash at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Maurizio Sarri’s charges kicked-off their pre-season matches by defeating Perth Glory thanks to Pedro’s lone goal. The Stadium Bridge side were then held to a 1-1 stalemate by Inter Milan afterwards in their first International Champions Cup duel, though they won on penalties.

The six-time Premier League title holders lost their game to their London rivals Arsenal on penalties. And having suffered a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Citizens in the 2012 Community Shield, Bet365 offers them at odds of (3.60) to record a victory here.

Despite the fact that Pep Guardiola’s men won just one of their last three ICC fixtures alongside the absence of some of key players, they’re still chalked up at odds of (2.15) as favourites.

None of the last seven ties between both sides has seen a no winner, no vanquished outcome. However, the same betting firm quotes whooping odds of (3.60) for that to happen.

It’s worth mentioning that Sarri’s side have notched first in four of their last five showdown. Thus, they’re at an advantage to repeat the same feat here. Punters who are bold enough can back such occurence again at a juicy offer of (2.37) with Bet365.

Odds correct at the time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.