Leicester vs Man City, Community Shield 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?

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Leicester City vs Manchester City, Community Shield 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? - GETTY IMAGES
Leicester City vs Manchester City, Community Shield 2021: What time is kick-off, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction? - GETTY IMAGES

What is it?

The Community Shield - an annual pre-season match at Wembley between the winners of the Premier League (Manchester City) and the winners of the FA Cup (Leicester City).

When is it?

The match is on Saturday, August 7.

What time is kick-off?

5.15pm BST.

What TV channel is it on?

In the United Kingdom, the 2021 Community Shield will be shown live by ITV - and also be available to watch live on the ITV Player .

Telegraph Sport will also be providing live coverage and analysis of the match, so make sure to join us from 4pm.

What is the latest team news?

Pep Guardiola will hope to have Jack Grealish available for his first Manchester City appearance as the Premier League champions look to wrap up a £100m deal for Aston Villa's talisman.

Leicester suffered a massive injury blow on Wednesday when French centre-back Wesley Fofana sustained a fracture fibula in a pre-season friendly against Villarreal.

After the game, Fofana wrote on Instagram: "Hello guys, many thanks for all your messages. It is a bad day today but I am in a tremendous club with a wonderful medical team.

"I will give you news as soon as I have a final diagnosis but we already know that I have a fibula fracture. I will come soon and stronger: do not worry."

What are the best odds?

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  • Manchester City 19/20

  • Leicester City 5/2

  • Draw 19/20

What's our prediction?

The Premier League champions should have enough to see off Brendan Rodgers' FA Cup winners but these games can be difficult to call as it's hard to know how far along both teams' preparations are. But City were comfortably the best team in the country last season and the addition of Jack Grealish is a mouth-watering one, so they're backed to come out on top.

Predicted score: Manchester City 2 Leicester City 0

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