Tenner Preview: The Community Shield
Updated: Sep 11, 2020
It’s been less than a week since the Champions League final and football is already back, with Arsenal facing Liverpool in the Community Shield this Saturday 29th August. Although this might not be the most anticipated fixture in the sporting calendar, Tenner is giving you a stake in the action in the form of a £400 cash prize if you can answer eight questions about the match correctly.
As if that weren’t enough, this article will preview those eight questions to help give you as much help as you need to get that mouth-watering cash prize.
Remember Tenner is free to play so you’ve got nothing to lose and everything to win. Get involved by inputting your predictions on the Tenner App with the help of this sneak peek preview.
Question 1: What will be the match result at half time and full time?
a. Liverpool / Liverpool
b. Draw / Liverpool
c. Any other result
Liverpool and Arsenal faced off three times last season, twice in the Premier League and once in the EFL Cup. Arsenal won one of these fixtures, Liverpool won another, and the EFL tie finished in a draw, which doesn’t help us that much!
However, Arsenal were ahead at half time in two of those fixtures which makes us think that Gunners being ahead either at half time or full time is a distinct possibility. For that reason, we are going with option C.
Tenner pick: C - Any other result
Question 2: How many goals will there be in the match?
a. 2 or fewer
c. 4 or more
This matchup produced 17 goals in 3 games last year, including a remarkable EFL cup tie which ended 5-5. The goals certainly flow in this fixture and for that reason, we think 4 or more goals could be the option to go with.
Tenner pick: C - 4 or more
Question 3: How many yellow cards will be given?
a. 4 or fewer
c. 7 or more
Arsenal and Liverpool were at two ends of the spectrum in terms of yellow card stats from the last Premier League campaign. The Gunners had the most yellow cards out of any team (86) while the Anfield men had the fewest (38).
This means that on average Arsenal received 2.26 yellow cards per game and Liverpool received 1 per game. It looks likely based on those stats that Option A will be the best bet.
Tenner pick: A - 4 or fewer
Question 4: How many shots on target will Sadio Mane record?
c. 2 or more
In all competitions last year Sadio Mane averaged 1 shot on target per game and we reckon that’s the number to go for on Saturday
Tenner pick: B - 1
Question 5: How many corners will Liverpool have?
a. 5 or fewer
c. 8 or more
Liverpool recorded a whopping 257 corners in the 2019/2020 Premier League season, which was the second most of any club in the league. That works out at 6.76 corners per game so option B looks like it could be the one to go for.
Tenner pick: B - 6-7
Question 6: Which player will commit more fouls?
a. David Luiz
b. Virgil van Dijk
David Luiz committed an average of 0.8 fouls per game last season in all competitions, which is marginally higher than the 0.7 fouls per game that VVD committed. Based on these stats it’s a tough call but our inkling is that the Brazilian, who conceded a record-breaking 5 Premier League penalties last season, is more likely to commit a greater number of fouls on Saturday.
Tenner pick: A - David Luiz
Question 7: How many goals will Aubameyang and Salah score?
c. 2 or more
It’s been less than a month since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double helped Arsenal defeat Chelsea at Wembley. You wouldn’t bet against this happening again this weekend, but what do the stats say?
Aubameyang has scored twice in three out of his last four competitive matches but Salah hasn’t scored competitively since the beginning of July. Despite the drought we reckon these two stars will get two or more between them so we’re going with option C.
Tenner pick: C - 2 or more
Question 8: How many saves will be made in the match?
a. 3 or fewer
c. 6 or more
Liverpool’s shot-stopper Alisson averaged 2.1 saves per game in all competitions last season whereas Arsenal’s cup goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez averaged an impressive 3.5. Adding the averages together, we reckon option B might be the one to go for.
Tenner pick: B - 4-5
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