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FA Community Shield Cup

FA Community Shield Cup stadium

Known to fans around the world as the first official game of the English footballing season, the Community Shield is always a hotly anticipated match. Pitting two of the top sides from the previous season, there is always excitement and drama to be found in the match, with some interesting odds always on offer. 

Community Shield betting is a must for anyone who has been waiting months for their football betting fix, and there is no better place to find betting tips on the game than with BetGold.

FA Community Shield Tournament’s History

The first Community Shield match was held in 1908, when at that point the match was between the Northern League and Southern League champions.The game saw Manchester United and Queens Park Rangers face off, with the match ending in a 1-1 draw, leading to a replay. 

Had there been online betting back then, the odds would’ve been for the side from Manchester to edge out the London team, and true to form United won 4-0, in the only Community Shield final to go to a replay. While the games are now held at Wembley, interestingly both of these ties were held at Stamford Bridge.

The tradition now for the game is the winners of the Premier League facing the winners of the FA Cup. Usually it is the league champions who will have the better odds, as it is rightly considered to be much harder to win the Premier League than it is to win the FA Cup. However, sometimes sides are utterly dominant domestically and win both the league and the cup, meaning it is the 2nd placed side who they face. 

Recent FA Community Shield Winners

The most recent match was in August 2019, where the league champions and FA Cup holders Manchester City faced up against Liverpool, who had finished just one point behind City in the league that season. 

The two sides were so evenly matched, meaning people betting online had a tough decision to make when choosing which odds to bet on. Unsurprisingly the game ended 1-1, leading to a penalty shoot-out. Penalties are always tense and a great watch, and it was no different here. It was City who emerged victorious, winning the shoot-out 5-4. 

Most Successful Teams Of The FA Community Shield Competition

Due to Liverpool’s success in the league and City being the online betting favourites to win the FA Cup this season, it is likely the two sides will face off again in the 2020 edition.

Historically the most successful side in the Community Shield are Manchester United. They have won the competition a staggering 21 different times, with the most recent victory coming in 2016. Behind them are Arsenal are Liverpool, who both have 15 wins each. 

Manchester City currently have 6 titles to their name, and would want to do all they can to close the gap between their rivals. It certainly means the next few Community Shield matches will be well worth watching.

BetGold Community Shield Betting Tips

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