arsenal1819The FA Cup Final takes place at Wembley on Saturday when Arsenal take on Chelsea and we pick out for a few speculative bets at big prices.

 

 

 

Arsenal:

 

Arsenal booked their place in the final with a surprise 2-0 win over last season's winners Manchester City. A goal in each half from Aubameyang capped what was arguably their best display of the season and it keeps Arsenal in the hunt for silverware and European football next season.

The Gunners cup run started with a 1-0 win over Leeds. They were drawn away for the next 3 rounds and overcame some potentially awkward hurdles to win at Bournemouth (2-1), Portsmouth (2-0) and Sheffield United (2-1).

In the recently concluded Premier League season Arsenal finished in eighth place with 56 points.

 

Chelsea:

 

Chelsea also beat Manchester opposition in the semi finals. They knocked United out with a 3-1 win with their goals coming from Giroud and Mount plus an own goal.

Chelsea's road to the final started with against Championship sides and they won 2-0 at home to Nottingham Forest and 2-1 at Hull. They went on to complete a 2-0 home win over Liverpool who had other priorities at the time and in the quarter finals they won 1-0 at Leicester.

Chelsea secured a spot in the Champions League season, finishing fourth in the Premier League with 66 points.

 

Recent Head to Head

 

In the 2 league meetings this season Chelsea came from a goal down to win 2-1 at The Emirates in December and the return at Stamford Bridge in January finished all square at 2-2.

This is a repeat of the 2017 final which Arsenal won 2-1 whilst a season later Chelsea lifted the trophy with a 1-0 win over Manchester United.

 

 

Recent FA Cup Final Results

 

2018/19 Man City 6-0 Watford

2017/18 Chelsea 1-0 Man United

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:

 

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

 

Verdict:

 

Chelsea start as favourites but I wouldn't be rushing to back them given the way Arsenal put it together in the semi finals. I'm battling to form a firm opinion and

hence will pick out a few recreational punts as a bit of end of season interest.

 

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Bets:

 

To score in both halves Aubameyang 12/1 – ended the season in top form and landed this bet in the semi finals

 

Correct score Arsenal to win 2-1 at 12/1– I can see either side edging it 2-1 to be honest but slight preference is for the Gunners

 

To Score from outside the box Willian at 6/1 – Perhaps a set piece in a dangerous situation will see Willian on the scoresheet for Chelsea

 

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

 

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