Community Shield Best Odds/Offers
With Premier League fixtures resuming in just over a weeks time, it's Community Shield time and the chance for you to claim a few betting promotions before the season really kicks off.
Online bookies offer plenty of reasons to register new accounts with the opportunity to claim free bets before the season starts one of the biggest.
Online bookies like Betfred and SkyBet are probably the pick of the bunch as they currently offer no deposit free bets meaning that you actually get to place a 100% free bet - and they'll even let you keep your winnings!
Titan Bet: Community Shield Betting Offer
Titan Bet came out quickest with a Community Shield betting offer where if you place a half time/fulltime or first/last goalscorer bet and there's four goals or more, Titan Bet will offer to refund losing stakes on those markets, up to £50, as a Titan Bet free bet token!
This year’s Community Shield sees the winners of the FA Cup (Wigan Athletic) take on the Premier League champions (Manchester United) when the annual curtain-raiser kicks off at 2pm on Sunday August 11th. Last season’s exciting Community Shield clash saw Manchester City come from behind to beat Chelsea 3-2.
The Community Shield is also expected to produce in the goals department as well as introduce punters to live in-play betting on football matches prior to the new Premier League season starting on Saturday August 17th.
Community Shield Best Odds - Man United
Of course, it’s the first time since 1980 that the Community Shield will see a team from outside the usual top flight compete for the Shield. But can underdogs Wigan really beat Manchester United?
Ladbrokes offer best odds of 1/4 on Manchester United winning this time around and there’s no doubt that it’s going to be an interesting game and, as well as marking the FA’s 150th anniversary, it’ll be a historic day for Manchester United as David Moyes takes charge of his first competitive match as manager.
You have to go all the way back to 1985 for the last time that Manchester United played in the Shield without Sir Alex Ferguson on the touchline!
Community Shield Best Odds - Wigan
But let’s not forget those underdogs. Wigan did lift the FA Cup last season; even if they then went on to be relegated from the Premier League on the last day!
Bet365 offer punters the best odds on Wigan winning the 2013 Community Shield at 12/1 and with a £200 free bet up for grabs, a Wigan win could potentially generate up to £2,400 in winnings!
Community Shield Best Odds - The Draw
Of course Manchester United are an old hand when it comes to the Community Shield having won it outright 15 times and sharing it on 4 other occasions. In contrast, it’s a Community Shield debut for Wigan following their 1-0 fairytale ending to the FA Cup Final in May.
For those betting on the draw then you'll want to know that Stan James offer best odds on that eventuality at 21/4 and will also match the first £10 bet you place with a free bet of equal value.
Community Shield - Correct Score Betting
One type of Community Shield betting market that could be of interest is predicting the final score. William Hill offer best odds at 10/1 for Manchester United to be 3-1 up when the final whistle blows which could net you £250 if you use their current £25 free bet offer.
The FA Community Shield is English football’s season opener held between last seasons Premier League champions and the holders of the FA Cup. It’s often called a “glorified friendly” ranking below the FA Cup and League Cup; but it is a recognised football Super Cup and contending teams always fight hard to win.
Whatever the outcome you’ll find plenty of betting opportunities, especial as bookies offer more live-betting offers and options than ever before which should help punters get into the betting mood for the new EPL season.