Chelsea F.C take on Liverpool F.C at the FA Cup final for the first time since 2011 and expectations are high for a match filled with exciting sports betting opportunities. This is the second time the two teams are facing each other this season, the last one being the Carabao Cup final last month, where Liverpool won on penalties.
Chelsea vs Liverpool Head-to-Head & Form
During their last 81 encounters, Chelsea won 28 matches, there were 26 draws and Liverpool won 27 games. The goal difference has been quite close, with the Blues scoring 96 times and the Reds getting 94 goals.
Presently, Liverpool players seem unbeatable as they have won their last 5 matches in the FA Cup and remain unbeaten in their last 9 games across all competitions. If they win this game, it will be their second cup this season, and they could get their third in the Champions League. The Reds lost to the Blues in the 2011/2012 FA Cup final and could seize this chance for a comeback.
This also feels like the battle of the best right-back in England. Chelsea’s Reece James and Liverpool’s Alexander Arnold are both argued to be the best right-backs in the world.
Chelsea players have nothing left to fight for this season aside from the FA Cup and need to prove that they are the pride of London. Liverpool’s team spirit cannot be overemphasized; they’re the comeback kings of Europe and have been leading throughout the season.
Key Match Facts:
Liverpool have won the FA Cup 7 times in history.
Chelsea have won the FA Cup 8 times.
The Blues have won 1 out of the last 5 final matches they have featured in.
Liverpool have scored at least once in their last 10 matches.
Both teams score an average of 1.4 goals in their meetings.
Chelsea form guide: W-D-L-D-W-L-W
Liverpool form guide: W-D-W-W-W-W-W
CHELSEA VS LIVERPOOL FC NEWS
In Liverpool news, Fabinho is a big doubt for the final as he limped off into the Reds’ dramatic 2-1 win at Villa Park. Andy Robertson and Mohamed Salah should make a possible comeback with this match after missing out on the Aston Villa game. Joel Matip, Ibrahima Konate, and Virgil van Dijk are likely to be in defense.
As for Chelsea news, they have been handed an injury boost ahead of the final as N’Golo Kante has returned to training after a spell on the sidelines. Chelsea is also sweating over the fitness of Mateo Kovacic.
CHELSEA VS LIVERPOOL PREDICTION
Looking at the stats above and outcomes of the match, our experts predict a Liverpool win with GG (Goal-Goal).
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