The 2020 FA Cup Final is, unusually, taking place on Saturday 1 August but it promises to be a thriller as Arsenal take on Chelsea in an all-London derby.
One of the clubs’ new managers Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard will pick up a trophy in their first season in charge at their clubs. But it’s Arsenal that have the most riding on the match as victory would also earn them a place in Europe next season.
Chelsea fans will be in a positive mood after beating the Gunners 4-1 in last season’s Europa League Final but, with Arsenal having improved since, this match could go either way. That means the goal markets look the way to go, which is why our FA Cup Final Tip is more than 2.5 goals at a shade of odds-on.
Chelsea have won three of their last five matches against Arsenal, with 3-2 and 2-1 wins complementing their 4-1 Europa league final win. However, Arsenal drew 2-2 at Stamford Bridge in January after Arteta took charge. That performance can also be upgraded as David Luiz was sent-off two minutes before Arsenal conceded their first goal but they equalised twice to earn a point.
Arteta has tried to tighten up Arsenal’s defence since but they’ve managed to keep just one clean sheet in their last five games which, surprisingly, was against Manchester City. Three of their last five games have also produced more than 2.5 goals.
Three of Chelsea’s last five games have also produced more than 2.5 goals, with three wins against Norwich, Wolves, and Manchester United sandwiched among defeats by Liverpool and Sheffield United. Chelsea’s defence also kept just two clean sheets in those games.
There is a chance that the teams will start cagily but, as both are prone to mistakes, there’s a better chance that this will be as high scoring as many of their previous encounters. That’s why over 2.5 goals looks the best bet for Arsenal vs Chelsea.
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