Saturday, 29 August 2020

Community Shield

Going back to 2005, Liverpool are the second shortest price (using Pinnacle) to win the season opening FA Community Shield today against Arsenal.

Only Manchester United at 1.49 v Wigan Athletic in 2013 have been shorter.

Previous results, with the favourite listed as the Home team:

Odds-on favourites don't have a great record, with three of the six previous such teams failing to win. Once again a sample size of 16 isn't enough data, but certainly backing underdogs doesn't appear to be the best bet in these games. 
In matches between Big 6 clubs, well, that's basically all of them...

Of the three non-Big 6 clubs to have competed, two (Wigan and Portsmouth) will play each other in League One this season, with Portsmouth still waiting for their Wembley date for the EFL Trophy Final of last season against Salford City. 

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