The Community Shield between treble winners Manchester City and Champions League winners Liverpool is the eagerly-awaited domestic curtain-raiser at Wembley on Sunday. Brand Ambassador Michael Owen looks forward to the game exclusively with BetVictor.

 

Liverpool v Manchester City

I feel there will be plenty of chances at both ends in what is likely to be an entertaining start to the new season. I was out in China recently where I witnessed City first-hand and it was hard not to be impressed by Pep Guardiola’s champions with Kevin de Bruyne looking particularly sharp.

The Reds are hopeful of having Mohammad Salah and Roberto Firmino available after their exploits in the African Cup of Nations and Copa America respectively over the summer. Jurgen Klopp will monitor their fitness before deciding his starting line-up at Wembley, but he will be delighted to have them back in the fold although Sadio Mane is not due back from his short holiday until Monday.

I’m finding it hard to split the teams but would be disappointed if we didn’t see goals at both ends in this year’s Community Shield.

Tips:

Both teams to score

Game to finish in a scoring draw

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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