The Daily Acca: Chelsea to be left singing the blues at Wembley

Manchester City manager - Pep Guardiola
Pep should be able to add another trophy to his CV this afternoon
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The Community Shield is the highlight of Paul Robinson's Daily Acca today and it pays around the 10/1 mark. Here are his selections:

- Back Man CIty @ 21/20
- Back Leeds @ 15/8
- Back Parana @ 1/1

The Acca pays approximately 10/1

Sarri missing too many players to make a dream start

Bet 1: Back Man City @ 21/20 - KO 15:00 BST

It's all change at Stamford Bridge this season as Antonio Conte is out and his replacement, Maurizio Sarri, has ditched his three at the back tactics in favour of a 4-3-3 formation.

The problem for the former Napoli boss today is that he is missing a whole host of players, including Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and N'Golo Kante. That trio are arguably the clubs three best players in key areas of the field, so I am concerned about their prospects against Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola also has players missing, but he's only really without Kevin de Bruyne and Raheem Sterling, and he also has a much deeper squad to pick from. The Spaniard's appetite to win trophies should see them take this game seriously enough to get the job done, and they will want to make a statement to the likes of Liverpool who are being heavily tipped to run them close for the title.

Steve Rawlings has written a more in-depth preview of this game and you can check out his thoughts here.


Bielsa to get Leeds marching on

Bet 2: Back Leeds @ 15/8 - KO 16:30 BST

You can never be sure about how things are going to turn out at Elland Road these days, but the club have managed to get Marcelo Bielsa in as manager, and that should excite the supporters - for both his reputation and style of play.

The Argentine has led his country, as well as Chile, Athletic Bilbao, Marseille and Lazio. He is known for his attacking football and in Patrick Bamford he has signed a forward who has bags of potential.

Pre-season has been mixed for Leeds, but they won their two most recent friendlies - which is more than can be said for their opponents today.

Stoke have lost four of their last five friendlies, and the other was a draw against Wolves. Gary Rowett is a decent appointment as manager to try and get the club straight back up to the Premier League, and while I think that they will have a good campaign, it could take a while for all of their new signings to bed-in.

Check out Mark O'Haire's preview of this fixture.


Ceara to be cast adrift at the bottom of Brazil's Serie A

Bet 3: Back Parana @ 1/1 - KO 20:00 BST

We finish in Brazil for a bottom of the table clash between Parana and Ceara. It's a bit too early in the season to call it a six-pointer, but you would have to fear for the safety of the losing team.

Home advantage should prove the key this evening as for all their struggles, the hosts are unbeaten in six in front of their own fans. Three of their last four appearances here have ended in wins - including a victory over Fluminense.

The visitors are only a point behind them in the standings, and they have won two of their three most recent outings, but those successes came at home, and their form on their travels is pretty miserable.

Ceara have taken just two points from a possible 21 away from home this term, and they mustered a mere three goals over the course of those seven games. I just can't see how they will be able to turn round that kind of form here, so even money for Parana feels a touch overpriced.

2018/19 P/L (1pt each bet)

Wagered: 45pts
Returned: 25.22pts
P/L: -19.78pts

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