2022 FA Community Shield Tips and Predictions - Manchester City v Liverpool

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Summary

There is so much surrounding the best two teams in the world right now, Manchester City and Liverpool.

The Blues and Reds are clearly the world’s best gladiators in the world of football, and what better way to start the season than a trophy contest between the two.

The FA Community Shield is a competition which pits the two best English teams against one another in an opportunity to add an early trophy to their cabinet.

There is definite bad blood between these two teams on the pitch and that may come from pure drive / motivation.

Both managers know each other well and some might say, are even the best of friends.

Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp will have this date circled on their calendar and prepare their teams for an early season statement.

Both teams will feel qualified to win both the Premier and Champions League and this will be a stern test to see if their hopes are able to be realized.

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Let’s analyze how these teams can match up this Saturday.

Matchup Preview

Beauty in the struggle has been a motto for this Manchester City team after failing to clinch the past few Champions League seasons.

Always making it to the semi-finals or finals, the Blues have lacked the ability to finish off intercontinental competition.

This year, although, they decided that they’ve had enough.

The board and Pep Guardiola went out and took a chance, buying Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

This move signaled City’s willingness to get down and dirty, while furthering their prospects at more trophies.

Partnering with young talent Julian Alvarez from Argentina, City have a deep attacking reserve and have seemingly upgraded from last season.

Getting younger while also replacing core players has never been something City falls behind on.

They create transfers when they want and that has bode well for their season trophies in the past two decades.

City feels like this is their season to lose and although this might seem cocky, there is a large reason to believe they are set.

Liverpool are in a tough spot after losing a main star in their build-up, Sadio Mane.

The fans will feel like they have lost a huge part of their club in the process, but the future looks bright for the Reds.

Mohammed Salah is not getting any younger, but the good news is that he has remained productive season by season.

Egypt’s best football player of all time is the backbone of this club at the moment and fans will do everything to keep him at the Scouse house.

Like Manchester City, Liverpool was also front facing during this transfer window.

They bought the likes of players such as Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho.

Jurgen Klopp knows his squad is not the same but there is revival and reason to be excited.

Prediction - This match will be a banger so grab your popcorn and enjoy the entertainment. As far as betting goes, we believe Manchester City will lift the trophy and take an early season lead on Liverpool.

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