wembleyChelsea and Manchester United contest the FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and United start as slight favourites with the bookmakers.

 

 

Chelsea:

Chelsea get another crack at the final after finishing as runners up to Arsenal last season. They came through their semi final with Southampton with a 2-0 victory and now bid to get their hands on the trophy they last lifted in 2011/12.

This is their only chance to land silverware in the current campaign and their bid could have ended in the third round when they needed a replay and penalty kicks to see of Championship side Norwich City. After that they saw off Hull City (4-0) and Newcastle (3-0) at Stamford Bridge and in the quarter finals they came away from Leicester with a 2-1 win in extra time

In the Premier League Chelsea finished fifth with 70 points, 11 shy of their opponents here.

Man United:

The FA Cup is also the only opportunity for United to land a major trophy this season. They earned their place in the final with a 2-1 win over Spurs in the semi’s and that is the only goal they have conceded in this cup run. The road to the final began with a 2-0 home win over Championship side Derby followed by a 4-0 victory away at minnows Yeovil and a 2-0 win at Huddersfield. In the quarter finals they were 2-0 winners at home to Brighton. United last lifted this trophy in 2015/16.

In the Premier League United finished in second spot 19 points adrift of Manchester City

Recent Head to Head

25/02/18 EPL Man United 2-1 Chelsea

05/11/17 EPL Chelsea 1-0 Man United

Recent FA Cup Final Results

2016/17 Arsenal 2-1 Chelsea

2015/16 Crystal Palace 1-2 Man United (aet, 90 mins 1-1)

2014/15 Arsenal 4-0 Villa

2013/14 Arsenal 3-2 Hull (aet, 90 mins 2-2)

2012/13 Man City 0-1 Wigan

2011/12 Chelsea 2-1 Liverpool

2011/10 Man City 1-0 Stoke

The Betting - Bet Now

Match Result (90 mins)

Chelsea 2/1

Draw 21/10

Man United 16/10

Note, odds quoted are an approximate average and are correct at the time of last update but are subject to change

Verdict:

This is a chance for either side to finish the season on a high and it looks a tricky game to call. I’ll take a few speculative plays based on my gut feel that it will take more than 90 minutes to settle the argument.

Bet: 90 mins Correct Score 1-1 at 5/1

Matchflow Chelsea score first and draw in 90 mins at 29/4

First goalscorer (90 mins) Eden Hazard at 19/4

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*Note, every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the stats but errors may occur from time to time.

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