2017 FA Cup final tips
FootyOn pick out some top 2017 FA Cup final tips, as London giants Chelsea and Arsenal face off across the city at Wembley.
Live on Saturday at 17:30 BST on BBC One and BT Sport 2.
The Gunners have won two of the last three FA Cup titles, and Arsene Wenger arguably needs to claim another in order to save his job.
If they do so, they’ll go one ahead of joint-record holders and recent Europa League champions Manchester United in the all-time list with 13.
However, they just endured their worst Premier League finish in 21 years, while Chelsea lifted the top flight crown.
Read on for our 2017 FA Cup final tips.
Note that all markets are in 90 minutes.
Chelsea to win and both teams score
In the Premier League era, Chelsea and Arsenal have faced each other six times in the FA Cup (one was a replay), and on five of those occasions both teams have scored.
The Gunners did triumph in four of those (drawing once), including in the 2002 final, but all were before 2005 during their prime years.
Chelsea won the most recent battle in this competition 2-1 in the 2009 semis, and have also beaten Arsenal in three of their last four meetings. That’s including a 3-1 victory at Stamford Bridge.
Odds of 11/4 with Paddy Power, therefore, appeal for the Blues to win and both teams score in normal time.
Tasty request-a-bet special
A huge price of 25/1 with Sky Bet is available for the following: Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez to both score, each team to have four-plus corners and Granit Xhaka to be carded in 90 minutes.
Surely that’s worth at least a £1 punt? And here’s why…
Both Hazard and Sanchez have netted against Arsenal and Chelsea respectively this season, and have a combined 46 goals between them in all competitions this season. Three of which have been in the FA Cup.
Meanwhile, Gunners midfielder Xhaka’s disciplinary record this term has been far from clean.
The Switzerland international has been handed 11 yellow cards in all comps this term, while has been sent off twice – which meant he was suspended for their 3-1 loss to Chelsea back in February.
Xhaka has also been booked in each of Arsenal’s last three FA Cup fixtures.
Winning margin is 1 goal
Form often doesn’t matter too much in finals, so it’ll no doubt be a close affair, especially with so much to play for.
Chelsea will be aiming for their second league and FA Cup double, after they did so in 2009/10 too under Carlo Ancelotti, to round off a fine season.
While, Arsenal will be hoping salvage something, having finished fifth in the league, thus missing out on Champions League football.
Whoever wins, back the winning margin to be just one goal in normal time at 6/4 with betway.