can i bet on the fa cup final

Can I Bet On The FA Cup Final?

On Saturday 27th May at 5.30pm (BST) the FA Cup Final will take place between two of England’s biggest clubs in recent years.

Chelsea are going for the double following their Premier League win over the last couple of weeks. They will have won their 5th FA Cup in the last ten years if they do manage to win. And with their recent form being so good who would bet against them?

Arsenal have a great record in the FA Cup too, winning it in consecutive seasons in 2015 and 2016. A third win in 4 years is now a must for the Gunners following their failure to reach the top 4 for the first time in 20 years. It will also be a trigger for us all to be told whether Arsene Wenger is staying on or not as their manager!

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Which Players Should I Look Out For?

Well looking at previous games (see below for record details) there aren’t any stand-out players that haunt the opposition. Both teams seem to share the goals around amongst themselves.

So, looking at the likely teams we’ve picked out some obvious candidates.

Within Chelsea’s team, Diego Costa can’t be ignored. With Koscielny not making the final through suspension, Costa will be able to bully some younger members of the squad. Whilst Rob Holding has played well in the last few weeks, Arsenal really have played some of the weaker sides.

Being up against players such as Costa, Fabregas and Hazard will be a huge test for them at the back. Talking of Eden Hazard, he will be everyone’s man to watch. He’s been in great form in the last 6 months and will be testing Arsenal throughout the game.

In terms of surprise goalscorers for them, defenders have been scoring a lot of goals for Chelsea this year. Cahill has been consistent, as has Alonso. Even Azpilicueta got on the scoresheet last week. My outside tip would be any of those, but for really long odds maybe it’s time to give David Luiz a thought? He did score a great free kick only a few weeks ago at Wembley after all.

As for Arsenal, it’s very difficult to look too far from Alexis Sanchez (assuming he’ll be fit). The Chilean has scored a very reasonable 23 goals in the league this season and he has really improved in recent weeks. It’s almost as if they are reaching the end of the season and that he’s trying to show prospective managers of the clubs in the CL that he may be available. Olivier Giroud has also been scoring his normal last minute goals this year, and he’s been selected a lot recently. I wouldn’t bet too much on Giroud though as the Chelsea defence is so strong in the air. If I had to pick out anyone apart from Sanchez as a potential scorer in the game I would suggest either Ozil or, as an outside bet, Aaron Ramsey.

Ramsey has been ever-present in the last few weeks although got a knock last week. He has been playing in the centre of midfield and has been arriving late into the box, creating chances and taking plenty of shots. I would maybe take a punt on him as an anytime scorer, as he was against Everton the final day.

Chelsea v Arsenal: Head to Head

Their last game at Wembley came in the Summer of 2015, with Arsenal winning 1-0 in the Community Shield thanks to a winner by Oxlade-Chamberlain.

In the last few seasons, Chelsea have had the upper hand, although this season didn’t start too well for them. Their 3-0 defeat at the Emirates shook them into changing their system completely. Away went the four at the back, and in came the 3-5-2 that did so well for them.

The return game in early 2017 finished with an easy win for Chelsea, 3-1, and they will be very confident going into the final.

How Can I Watch The FA Cup Final?

Well I’m sure that along with 80,000 people at Wembley that pubs up and down the country will be full of people watching the match. But what about those people watching at home? What channel can they watch the game on?

Luckily for those that don’t have Sky Sports or BT Sports subscriptions, the FA Cup Final is one of the protected sporting events in the UK. This means that it must be screened on terrestrial television.

So the FA Cup Final will be shown on both BT Sports 2 and BBC One on Saturday with a kick off time of 17:30 UK time.

We can’t promise that either channel will be showing build up from lunchtime like they used to, which is a real shame, but the game will be live!

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