Premier League champions Man City play FA Cup winners Leicester in the season’s curtain-raiser at Wembley, and the envious attacking quality of both teams suggests it will be an entertaining encounter.
Pep Guardiola’s side are back in familiar territory; this is their third Community Shield appearance in the last four years.
The Citizens ran away with the Premier League last term and will want to make their mark ahead of the new campaign. At the time of writing, they have won both of their pre-season friendlies against Preston and Barnsley, scoring six goals without reply.
Meanwhile, Leicester narrowly missed out on qualifying for the Champions League after a tricky end to last season.
Despite FA Cup glory, defeats to Chelsea and Tottenham meant they had to settle for fifth place, and Brendan Rodgers’ side are yet to record a victory during pre-season.
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Both sides boast impressive records on the road.
Man City have won 21 of their last 26 games away from the Etihad, while Leicester have only been beaten twice in their last 18 away from the King Power.
Guardiola’s men have been regular visitors to the new Wembley, but they have lost in two of their last three appearances – both of which came in FA Cup semi-finals.
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Leicester City vs Manchester City: Head to Head
April 3, 2021 – Leicester City 0-2 Manchester City – Premier League
September 27, 2020 – Manchester City 2-5 Leicester City – Premier League
February 22, 2020 – Leicester City 0-1 Manchester City – Premier League
December 21, 2019 – Manchester City 3-1 Leicester City – Premier League
May 6, 2019 – Manchester City 1-0 Leicester City – Premier League
Man City may have dominated the recent head-to-head record between the sides, but they are generally closely fought encounters.
In fact, it is worth noting that four of the last five meetings have been level at half-time before one of the teams has gone on to win.