Arsenal vs Chelsea
England – FA Cup Final
Date: Saturday, 1 August 2020
Kick-off at 17:30 UK/ 18:30 CET
Venue: Wembley Stadium.
The Gunners had a season to forget in 2019-20. After bidding goodbye to Unai Emery, they had entrusted the reins to one of their legends – Mikel Arteta. And while the gaffer surely did improve their performances, the team still could not make the cut for Europe.
Meanwhile, the Blues would definitely consider this season a success, especially with the kind of odds they had to face in the beginning of their campaign. Their talisman Eden Hazard had left for Real Madrid, and to add insult to injury, they were banned for the next two transfer windows as well.
And signing serious troubles down the road, they lost their opener of the season against Manchester United, by a scoreline of 4-0.
However, from there, club legend Frank Lampard, the newly-appointed manager of the team turned around the fortunes of the team, and impressively, did it with academy players.
As things stand, the Blues are the in-form team, and they have a better h2h record over this rival over the years. As such, expect Chelsea to win the FA Cup this weekend.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Blues had recorded 12 of the previous 17 overall wins.
- They had also scored two or more goals in the past three match-ups.
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-2 draw.
- These two had contested the Europa League Final the last season, and then Lampard’s men recorded a huge 4-1 victory.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Prediction
Arteta’s men had recorded a 2-0 win in the semis of this competition, against Manchester City. Meanwhile, Lampard’s men had registered a 1-3 win against Manchester United. Thus two teams prevented a Manchester Derby in the FA Cup Final.
As things stand, the Blues are the favorites.
They had defeated Wolves in the final match-day of the league, in a must-win game, and thus gained qualification to the Champions League. On the other hand, their opposite number failed to perform in some of their important games, and failed to even get into Europe.
Moreover, Lampard’s men also had recorded 12 of the past 17 overall h2h wins, and they had scored two or more goals in the last three h2h games on the trot.
Most importantly, these two were the finalists of the Europa League the last season, and then the Blues had shown their superiority over this rival with an emphatic 4-1 victory.
Finally, an FA Cup triumph will definitely improve the confidence of Lampard’s men, who have their Champions League game against Bayern Munich to prepare for.
Taking into account these observations, expect Chelsea to post a win at the Wembley Stadium.
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Chelsea @ 1.60 (3/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Chelsea @ 2.00 (1/1).