Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Manchester United v Manchester City
Community Shield
KO 14:30, Sky Sports 1


(Max last 10 only)
16 Apr 2011 FA Cup Man City 1-0 Man Utd           
12 Feb 2011 Premier League Man Utd 2-1 Man City         
10 Nov 2010 Premier League Man City 0-0 Man Utd        
17 Apr 2010 Premier League Man City 0-1 Man Utd         
27 Jan 2010 Carling Cup Man Utd 3-1 Man City   
19 Jan 2010 Carling Cup Man City 2-1 Man Utd   
20 Sep 2009 Premier League Man Utd 4-3 Man City         
10 May 2009 Premier League Man Utd 2-0 Man City       
30 Nov 2008 Premier League Man City 0-1 Man Utd        
10 Feb 2008 Premier League Man Utd 1-2 Man City


This is the second meeting between the Manchester sides in the capital in just under four months and it’s fairly safe to assume that such matches on neutral territory are only going to become more frequent thanks to Manchester City muscling their way into the big boys’ club.

City won the last encounter, the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley, thanks to a second-half strike from Yaya Toure which earned Roberto Mancini’s men a 1-0 victory and they will be looking to make their mark again.

The winners of this game will strike an early blow in the title race and Man United are the pre-match favourites on Betdaq at around 2.39, with City available at 3.35.

However, the Community Shield has tended not to be settled in 90 minutes over recent years. Three of the last four have gone to penalties and the draw makes good appeal at 3.4 on the Daq.

Anticipating the stalemate it might be worth a punt in the correct score market instead. With all the attacking riches on show it’s hard to imagine a goalless affair so back 1-1 at around 7.4.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Man United 1-1 Man City at around 7.4: 2 points
Saturday’s Return: +6.10