Online bookmaker BetFred have a great 2011 Community Shield football betting promotion running for Sunday’s season opener at Wembley. Manchester United v Manchester City will be the first serious betting opportunity on the domestic front for this season, and with the two rivals battling out for supremacy, we are expecting a close match. Manchester United, Premier League winners last season, will look to hold on to the Charity Shield title which they won last year, but will face a tough challenge from their neighbours. The two sides were fairly evenly matched last season, and this season looks as they will be even more closely matched. While the Community Shield result will have no bearing on the outcome of the Premier League chase, the game will be about building confidence with a victory. Both of the Manchester clubs have strengthened their squads, but we won’t see City at full strength because of injury concerns and rested players. The 2011 Community Shield betting at BetFred is being enhanced with their Penalty Special. If Manchester City win the Community Shield at Wembley on penalties, then the bookie will refund all losing First and Last Goal Scorers, Correct Score and Score Cast bets placed on the match. This means that you could go and have a punt on Wayne Rooney to open the scoring in the match at a price of 5/1, or go for the popular 1-1 draw Correct Score for 11/2. You can make bets like these on the 2011 Community Shield with some insurance, that if your best lose because City wins on a penalty shoot out, then at least you have some coverage. The highly recommended bookie BetFred, who excel at football betting promotions, offer new customers registering an account with them, up to £50 in free bets when joining.
2011 Community Shield Betting Odds at BetFred
Man Utd 11/8, Draw 23/10, Man City 21/10