The first silverware of the season is to be decided on Sunday 11th August when Wigan and Manchester United play in the Community Shield (2.00pm BST).
Last season’s F.A Cup winners Wigan Athletic are now plying their trade in the Championship and got off to a flying start this season with a 4-0 win at Barnsley while Manchester United have endured a mixed summer both on and off the pitch.
The constant Wayne Rooney saga shows no signs of ending and his appearance (or none appearance) on Sunday could go so way to indicating whether he will be a Manchester United player much longer.
In the latest betting Man United are unsurprisingly strong favourites at 1/4 (Bet Victor) to win in 90 minutes, the draw is 5/1 at Paddy Power and Wigan are 12/1 (Bet365) to cause another Wembley upset following their heroic win over Manchester City in last season’s F.A Cup final.
Bet365 make Wigan a 6/1 chance to lift the Community Shield, Manchester United a best price 1/8 at Stan James.
All eyes will be on Wayne Rooney if he plays on Sunday and he is currently 5/1 (Sky Bet) to score the first goal with Robin Van Persie the 3/1 (William Hill) favourite to net first.
Wigan’s Wembley hero Ben Watson is a best price 28/1 to score the first goal, a feat which he achieved in the opener against Barnsley last weekend.
In the correct score betting for the Community Shield a 2-0 Manchester United victory is the favourite at 7/1 with Stan James, with 3-0 just half a point shorter at 13/2 with Hills. A 4-0 win for new United manager David Moyes is 12/1 (Sportingbet) and if you fancy another Wigan ‘Cupset’ a 1-0 victory for them is top price 35/1 at Paddy Power.
Man United have won the last two meetings between the sides 4-0 but Wigan did beat them on the way to their great escape two seasons ago. That 1-0 win was the only time Wigan had scored against United in none attempts. Manchester United to win to nil on Sunday is 20/21 with Bet365.
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