Arsenal and Chelsea will battle it out at Wembley on Saturday evening and we’ve asked our Bwin blog editors for their expert FA Cup final betting tips.
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STUART WALKER – Chelsea to win & over 2.5 goals @ 23/10
Frank Lampard can lift silverware in his first season in charge at Chelsea, who will claim a second FA Cup success in three years.
Chelsea (4th) finished 10 points clear of Arsenal (8th) in the Premier League and can stamp their authority here.
Both teams are exciting going forward but continue to have difficulties defensively, so expect goals.
Chelsea have scored at least twice in 11 of their last 14 games in all competitions and can just come out on top in a close encounter.
ANDREW McDERMOTT – Run of play: Lead-Lose @ 6/1
Neither of these defences fill me with much confidence, so I’m eyeing an exciting encounter when assessing the FA Cup final odds.
Chelsea have looked vulnerable away from Stamford Bridge recently, conceding five goals at Liverpool and three at Sheffield United and West Ham, while they almost blew it in a 3-2 win at Crystal Palace.
Arsenal were 3-0 up against Watford at the weekend but allowed the Hornets back into the game in a 3-2 win, so this could be a topsy-turvy affair.
Chelsea came from behind to beat the Gunners in December but then twice conceded equalisers in January’s meeting, despite Arsenal being down to 10 men.
With both teams struggling to dominate for long periods, I like the look of 6/1 for one team to come from behind and win.
TONY KELSHAW – Both teams to score in first half @ 31/10
Mikel Arteta and Frank Lampard have already shown a commitment to playing free-flowing football, so it will be disappointing if these teams clam up at this point.
Only Liverpool and Manchester City scored more first-half goals than Chelsea in the Premier League this season.
Meanwhile, eight of Arsenal’s last nine goals in all competitions came before the break.
Each side has only failed to score in the opening period once in five FA Cup ties this term and the hope is they will again look to get on the front foot early on here.
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