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Arsenal vs Chelsea Prediction & Betting tips
London derby at Wembley: Arsenal FC meet Chelsea FC on Saturday evening in the FA Cup final – it is the 139th edition of the traditional final. For Arsenal, the cup final has two meanings, it’s not just about the prestigious English Cup, but also about participating in Europe next season.
With a win, Arsenal can finally lift a trophy into the air and still participate in the Europa League, which is known to have been missed via the league (eighth place).
As the odds comparison of the betting base shows, the betting odds speak for Chelsea in the cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea, the blues are considered an easy favorite in the derby.
One reason why Chelsea is starting out as an easy favorite – at least among bookmakers – is likely to be Arsenal’s injury problems. Several important pillars will fail on Saturday or threaten to fail.
Right-back Hector Bellerin was not used in the last league game against Watford (3-2), he paused due to a calf injury and is at least on the brink. After all, the Spaniard has started training again this week, it remains to be seen whether he will be fit enough in time by Saturday.
Central defenders Shkodran Mustafi (muscle injury), goalkeeper Bernd Leno and defender Calum Chambers (both knee injuries) will definitely be out.
Since coach Mikel Arteta is missing two central defenders, he is unlikely to be able to rely on his successful 3-4-3 system, with which Arsenal kicked Manchester City out of the competition in the semifinals. Here Mustafi gave the right central defender of the triple chain and Bellerin the right wingback.
Which system Arteta will use to reach the final is a key question before the FA Cup duel. In the last league game between the two teams in January (2-2), Arteta put his team in 4-3-3.
While the form of the blues was fickle the last time the result was right in the league. By beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 on the final day, Chelsea FC booked the Champions League ticket.
So while Arsenal not only plays for triumph in the FA Cup, but also for admission to the Europa League, if Chelsea won, seventh place in the Premier League would also entitle Wolverhampton to participate in the Europa League.
All of this should hardly interest ex-Arsenal striker Oliver Giroud, the Frenchman wants to gild the season with the cup win. “Even if it’s true that we fought hard to get into the top four and it was psychologically demanding – we still have a lot of young players who have never been lucky enough to win a trophy, and older players like me who are never satisfied, ”said the Chelsea striker.
Both Chelsea coach Lampard and Arsenal coach Arteta could win a title on the sidelines in the first season. A success in the final derby would be the ninth triumph in the FA Cup for the blues, Chelsea have now reached the final 14 times.
The return of midfield dynamo N’Golo Kanté would be important for Chelsea in this endeavor. The Frenchman recently missed seven games due to a thigh injury but could get fit in time for the final. Kanté would significantly increase the chances of victory, the endurance runner is immensely important for the stability of Chelsea in central midfield – without him, Chelsea have conceded ten goals in the last five games.
This fundamental defensive weakness (Chelsea conceded 54 goals in the league!) Leaves Arsenal vs. Chelsea’s tip on both Teams to score appear lucrative.
Arsenal vs Chelsea head to head matches
21.01.20 PL Chelsea Arsenal 2 : 2
29.12.19 PL Arsenal Chelsea 1 : 2
29.05.19 EL Chelsea Arsenal 4 : 1
19.01.19 PL Arsenal Chelsea 2 : 0
18.08.18 PL Chelsea Arsenal 3 : 2