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Published on August 1st, 2015 | by Sportingly Better Tipster


Community Shield Tips – Arsenal v Chelsea

FA Cup winners Arsenal face Premier League winners Chelsea on Sunday in an all-London derby for this year’s traditional curtain-raiser at Wembley and the smart money may well be with siding with Arsene Wenger’s side this weekend.

Community Shield Betting Tips

Arsenal (2.87) v Chelsea (2.60); Draw (3.50)

The 93rd edition of the Community Shield is to many nothing more than a glorified friendly, but Arsenal will be taking the match more seriously, especially given Arsene Wenger’s claims that the Gunners are once again ready to push for the title.

The signing of Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech may well add some spice to this fixture, but more importantly the arrival has given Arsenal a level of confidence in the position that the Gunners have arguably not felt since the days of Jens Lehmann.

Arsenal have looked bright during pre-season having won two tournaments outright after beating Everton in Singapore followed by comprehensive victories over Lyon and Wolfsburg in the Emirates Cup on home soil.

Arsenal will be without talisman Alexis Sanchez following the player’s exploits for Chile during the Copa America, so Santi Cazorla is likely to come in alongside Mesut Ozil, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud in attack. Emerging youngsters Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Alex Iwobi may also be afforded game time from the bench on Sunday.

Opponents Chelsea will have to do without focal point Diego Costa up front, so summer signing Radamel Falcao will be hopeful of better fortune this season in the Blue of the west London side, after disappointing for Manchester United last season.

The Blues are unbeaten in their last six meetings with Arsenal, winning four matches, but Jose Mourinho’s side have been less than encouraging in pre-season with a somewhat tired display during New York Red Bulls 4-2 victory in the States.

Eden Hazard’s goal against Barcelona once again illustrated the player’s class on the global stage and the Belgium wizard will again be Chelsea’s main threat this season.

The Gunners will be making their 21st appearance in the Community Shield this weekend and with Arsene Wenger’s side looking accomplished during the off season, backing Arsenal in the football betting markets looks to hold the better value in English football’s traditional curtain-raiser this weekend.

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