Missed penalties from Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and striker Alvaro Morata meant Arsenal won the Community Shield in a Wembley shootout and the Gunners are 4-9 to kick off the Premier League season with a home win over Leicester on Friday.

Champions Chelsea – 8-11 favourites to lift the trophy – had taken the lead just after half-time through Victor Moses, a 20-1 chance to score first, but the Blues lost their way after Pedro was shown a red card.

Summer signing Sead Kolasinac powered in a header to make it 1-1 before Courtois blasted his spot-kick over the bar and £60m Morata dragged his effort wide.

It was Arsenal’s third Community Shield win in four years but bookmakers don’t expect it to herald a glorious campaign for Arsene Wenger.

The north London side are 12-1 to win the Premier League – joint-fifth in the betting alongside Liverpool – although BoyleSports trimmed them to 11-1 for the title. Betfair make Arsenal 5-4 to finish above Chelsea and evens to end up higher than Tottenham.

Chelsea are 7-2 to retain their league title and Morata, signed from Real Madrid, is 10-1 to win the Golden Boot.

Alexandre Lacazette, who hit the post for Arsenal in the first half, is a 12-1 chance to be the top Premier League goalscorer.

Leeds are 16-1 to win the Sky Bet Championship after a 3-2 victory at promoted Bolton.

Aberdeen and Rangers made winning starts in the Ladbrokes Premiership. The Dons beat Hamilton 2-0 and the Gers saw off Motherwell 2-1 thanks to a brace from debutant midfielder Graham Dorrans.

Celtic are 1-16 to hold on to their league crown with Rangers 12-1 and Aberdeen 20-1.

Holland won the Women’s Euro 2017 final after a pulsating 4-2 win over Denmark. The teams shared four goals in the first 33 minutes before the hosts – 4-5 favourites at kick-off – struck twice in the second half.

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Mouscron-P v St Liege

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  • Standard Liege are the lowest scorers in the Belgian top flight after ten games of the season
Expert verdict
It's been a disappointing start to the season for Standard Liege, who have scored just nine times in ten league matches and look uneasy favourites at Mouscron. The home side, who beat leaders Club Brugge 2-1 in September, have scored in every league match this term and could claim another big scalp.

 

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