Lineups

Arsenal

( 4-4-2 )

  • 2. Bellerín

    58'
  • 16. R. Holding

  • 23. David Luiz

  • 3. K. Tierney

    83'
  • 15. A. Maitland-Niles

  • 34. G. Xhaka

  • 4. Mohamed Elneny

  • 7. B. Saka

    82'
  • 30. E. Nketiah

    82'
  • 14. P. Aubameyang Goal

Substitutes

  • 1. B. Leno

  • 31. S. Kolašinac

    83'
  • 4. W. Saliba

  • 17. Cédric Soares

    58'
  • 52. J. Olayinka

  • 28. J. Willock

    82'
  • 32. E. Smith Rowe

  • 19. T. John-Jules

  • 24. R. Nelson

    82'

England - Community Shield

57' J. Milner 57' Yellow Card 57'  J. Milner 12' P. Aubameyang 12' Goal 12'   Aubameyang P. Aubameyang 73' T. Minamino 73' Goal 73'   Minamino T. Minamino
Arsenal

Arsenal

1 - 1

Liverpool

Liverpool

  • 12
    1 - 0
  • HT
    1 - 0
  • 73'
    1 - 1
  • Date: 29/08/2020
  • Time: 16:30
  • Venue: Wembley Stadium
  • Referee: Andre Marriner
Community Shield Betting Tips: Arsenal v Liverpool

Date published: 8/28/2020 1:37:49 PM

Community Shield Betting Tips: Arsenal v Liverpool

Just one week after the Champions League final, it’s already the traditional curtain-raiser for the new English football as Premier League champions Liverpool face FA Cup winners Arsenal in the Community Shield at Wembley.

These two sides met just last month, with Mikel Arteta’s Gunners coming back from behind to record a shock 2-1 win against Liverpool, who had been crowned champions by that point but were still fielding a strong side, chasing down a record points tally. It’s one of just three league defeats they suffered.

 

Liverpool come into this match-up as favourites, priced at just 8/13 for the win, whilst Arsenal are priced at long odds of 4/1 (via Paddy Power) in spite of last month’s result.

 

That's because Liverpool have an otherwise strong recent record against Arsenal, unbeaten in 10 games before that (six wins, four draws) in all competitions. Those recent clashes have also tended to be high-scoring entertaining affairs, with scorelines including two 3-3 draws, a 5-5 draw, a 4-3 victory, a 5-1 victory and a 4-0 victory.

 

Only one of the last 10 meetings has yielded fewer than 2.5 goals, and eight of the last ten have featured over 3.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is priced at just 1/2 with Paddy Power, but over 2.5 is priced at 5/4, whilst a high-scoring hum-dinger of over 6.5 goals is a massive 16/1.

 

As well as the Liverpool win, Arteta guided Arsenal to big wins over Manchester City (2-0) and Chelsea (2-1) in the FA Cup semi-final and final respectively and will hope his side can repeat the trick here. 

 

Star man Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored all four goals across those two games, and is priced at 7/1 (via Betfair Sportsbook) to score two goals or more here. 

 

Virgil Van Dijk, meanwhile, poses a significant set-piece threat for Liverpool, and is expected to feature here in spite of a knock to the head in a friendly against Salzburg last week. The Dutchman has boosted odds of 7/1 via Betfair Sportsbook to score a header here. 

 

We recommend going for Paddy Power’s Power Price promotion here. They offer boosted odds of 13/2 for Mo Salah & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have 2 or more shots on target each, which is worth backing consider the pair scored 23 and 29 goals respectively last term.

 

*All prices correct at the time of writing and subject to change

 

Best Bet

 

Mo Salah & Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to have 2 or more shots on target each - 13/2

 

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score two goals or more - 7/1

 

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Match Information

  • Community Shield
  • Wembley Stadium
  • Andre Marriner
  • 29 Aug, 16:30

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Lineups

Arsenal
(4-4-2)
Liverpool
(4-3-3)
  • 2. Bellerín

    58'
  • 16. R. Holding

  • 23. David Luiz

  • 3. K. Tierney

    83'
  • 15. A. Maitland-Niles

  • 34. G. Xhaka

  • 4. Mohamed Elneny

  • 7. B. Saka

    82'
  • 30. E. Nketiah

    82'
  • 14. P. Aubameyang Goal

Substitutes

  • 1. B. Leno

  • 31. S. Kolašinac

    83'
  • 4. W. Saliba

  • 17. Cédric Soares

    58'
  • 52. J. Olayinka

  • 28. J. Willock

    82'
  • 32. E. Smith Rowe

  • 19. T. John-Jules

  • 24. R. Nelson

    82'
  • 1. Alisson

  • 12. J. Gomez

  • 76. N. Williams

    59'
  • 26. A. Robertson

  • 4. V. van Dijk

  • 7. J. Milner Yellow Card

    59'
  • 5. G. Wijnaldum

    90'
  • 3. Fabinho

  • 9. Roberto Firmino

    83'
  • 10. S. Mané

  • 11. Mohamed Salah

Substitutes

  • 13. Adrián

  • 21. K. Tsimikas

  • 89. B. Koumetio

  • 0. M. Grujić

  • 8. N. Keïta

    59'
  • 67. H. Elliott

  • 17. C. Jones

    83'
  • 18. T. Minamino Goal

    59'
  • 0. R. Brewster

    90'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Arsenal v Liverpool

    Arsenal 1 - 1 Liverpool - Match Report

    Date published: 8/29/2020 8:36:07 PM

    Arsenal 1 - 1 Liverpool - Match Report

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang shines as Arsenal win another trophy at Wembley

    Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang fired Arsenal to their second Wembley triumph of the month as Mikel Arteta’s side overcame Liverpool on penalties to lift the Community Shield.

    August started with the Gabon forward inspiring the Gunners to a record 14th FA Cup win and ended with him wrapping up a morale-boosting win in the 2020-21 season curtain-raiser.

    Aubameyang saw his fine curling effort cancelled out by Liverpool substitute Takumi Minamino as the match finished 1-1, but the Arsenal captain would seal another triumph by scoring the winning penalty in the subsequent shoot-out.

    Rhian Brewster missed the only spot-kick as the Gunners won 5-4 on an afternoon that only underlined the need to get their star turn’s new deal over the line.

    Aubameyang gave Arteta’s men the lead by ending a fine team move in style and celebrating with the ‘Wakanda forever’ salute in tribute to Chadwick Boseman following the death of the Black Panther actor.

    Arsenal dug deep after the early opener but their resolve was broken in the 72nd minute when Minamino slotted home his first goal for the club.

    The match went to penalties and Arsenal’s players added their second trophy under Arteta, with Aubameyang coolly sealing the success from the spot.

    This match completed a first Community Shield double-header after Chelsea beat Manchester City 2-0 win in the women’s event earlier in the day.

    Many would have predicted Liverpool to win this match – considering the Premier League champions’ star-filled starting line-up – and Virgil van Dijk appeared to have put them ahead in the seventh minute.

    The Liverpool defender turned a fine Andrew Robertson free-kick past Emiliano Martinez – given the nod ahead of fit again Bernd Leno – but the video assistant referee ratified the on-field offside call.

    James Milner screamed in frustration after heading over from close range as the Reds’ bright start continued, only for Arsenal to take the lead with 12 minutes on the clock.

    A superb move that started at the back with goalkeeper Martinez ended with the ball being played down the right to Bukayo Saka. The teenager switched the play to Aubameyang, who cut in from the left and curled a superb right-footed strike past Alisson Becker from the edge of the box.

    The Gunners stayed on the front foot and came close to doubling their lead soon after. Eddie Nketiah dispossessed Joe Gomez and started a break that ended with the striker getting away a first-time shot from Saka’s cross that Alisson did well to push wide having got down low to his left.

    Nketiah’s next effort was well off target and play began to focus in the Arsenal half, with Sadio Mane going down under pressure from Hector Bellerin – only for penalty claims to be ignored.

    Jurgen Klopp’s men peppered the box with crosses, some just evading their intended target with others cut out, as Arteta’s men dug deep before the break.

    Reported Wolves target Ainsley Maitland-Niles, named man of the match, lifted a shot off target and Roberto Firmino whipped a strike just wide when play resumed, with Martinez superbly blocked a Mane shot with his feet.

    Liverpool were knocking at the door and substitute Minamino finally found a way through in the 73rd minute.

    The ball bounced around the box as Mohamed Salah and Minamino combined, with the latter steering smartly past Martinez. Arteta led the calls for handball but the VAR allowed the goal after reviewing the footage.

    Martinez denied Mane from an acute angle before Arsenal’s late changes saw them finish on top and substitute Joe Willock had the best chance before the final whistle signalled spot-kicks.

    Salah, Reiss Nelson, Fabinho and Maitland-Niles found the target, before Brewster saw his thumping strike hit the bar.

    Cedric Soares, Minamino, David Luiz and Curtis Jones then converted, before Aubameyang – fittingly – fired home the winning penalty.

    Lineups

    Liverpool

    ( 4-3-3 )

    • 1. Alisson

    • 12. J. Gomez

    • 76. N. Williams

      59'
    • 26. A. Robertson

    • 4. V. van Dijk

    • 7. J. Milner Yellow Card

      59'
    • 5. G. Wijnaldum

      90'
    • 3. Fabinho

    • 9. Roberto Firmino

      83'
    • 10. S. Mané

    • 11. Mohamed Salah

    Substitutes

    • 13. Adrián

    • 21. K. Tsimikas

    • 89. B. Koumetio

    • 0. M. Grujić

    • 8. N. Keïta

      59'
    • 67. H. Elliott

    • 17. C. Jones

      83'
    • 18. T. Minamino Goal

      59'
    • 0. R. Brewster

      90'