Arsenal face Aston Villa in their bid to retain the FA Cup, with the match expected to see more than it’s fair share of goals in the last quarter of an hour.
The final of the world’s oldest knockout competition pits the Premier League’s second highest last 15 minutes scorers against its most porous defence during the time frame.
Arsenal plundered no fewer than 15 strikes between 75 minutes and full time across the regular season; only Manchester City could better their output.
Meanwhile, Villa conceded a hefty 18 goals inside the final quarter of an hour.
However, the Gunners’ contribution to limiting the sickening trend of fans leaving grounds early to avoid the traffic didn’t begin and end with their attacking exploits.
They were also breached 11 times in the final 15 minutes; only six sides shipped more during last quarter hour.
Such compelling numbers suggest that 19/20 about a goal between 75 minutes and one second and full time in the cup final is the height of generosity, while the more risqué 19/4 about two being netted is worth serious scrutiny.
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Four of the 18 players to score three times or more during the final quarter of an hour during the Premier League season just concluded are expected to feature at Wembley.
Aaron Ramsey, Olivier Giroud, Alexis Sanchez and Christian have all struck three times between 75 minutes and full time and they can be backed to score last at 13/2, 4/1, 4/1 and 13/2 respectively.
Last year’s match-winner Ramsey makes particular appeal in this market, having compiled his three-goal last 15 minutes tally from a total of just six strikes.