10. Man City have won 46 of the 141 previous matches between the two sides, with Chelsea winning 59. Yet Chelsea are underdogs to win the Community Shield, at 3.20.
9. City qualified for this game as Premier League champions, winning the title on goal difference in the last second of the final game of the season. City are 2.25 to add the Shield to their trophy cabinet, with a draw at 3.35.
8. Chelsea appear in this curtain-raiser after winning the FA Cup last season. They beat Liverpool 2-1 at Wembley back in May and are priced at 12.00 to repeat the scoreline on Sunday.
7. The inaugural Shield final was in 1908, when Manchester United beat QPR 4-0 in a replay after the first tie finished 1-1. A price of 3.30 can be backed for over 3.5 goals in this year’s final.
6. The Community Shield will take place at Villa Park this year, the first time it hasn’t been played at Wembley since 2006. Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium hosted the final that year, with Liverpool overcoming Chelsea 2-1. City are 9.50 to win by the same margin this weekend.
5. Both teams won their respective home games against each other last season, with the winner coming back from a goal down to win 2-1. City are 28.00 to be losing at half time but win in 90 minutes, while Chelsea are 35.00 to do the same.
4. There has been just one 0-0 draw between these two sides in 27 games. Petr Cech was in goal for Chelsea during that match in 2005, and is 3.90 to stop City scoring again this Sunday.
3. Just one of the last four games between the two sides has seen goals scored in both halves. Chelsea are 4.50 to achieve this feat in the Shield, with City at 3.45.
2. Matches between these two have been spicy of late, with four red cards coming in the last eight clashes. A price of 4.25 is available on there being a sending-off this weekend.
1. While Chelsea last won the Community Shield in 2009 on penalties against Manchester United, it is 40 years since City lifted the trophy. They beat Aston Villa 1-0 with a Francis Lee penalty, and are 3.45 to score from the spot again.