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Chelsea vs Manchester United 5/19/18: MLS Soccer FA Cup Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

With the English Premier League season over, Chelsea and Manchester United prepare for their day with destiny at the FA Cup final. Wembley Stadium will be packed and all the players will be desperate to get their side some silverware. Neither team performed to the level which was expected of them and both sides will look at this game as an opportunity to save their seasons.

Chelsea have had a shocking season which saw the Blues fail to make the top 4. This is a massive disaster and with many of the key figures set to leave during the summer, they will look to end of a high. The biggest issue with Chelsea this season has been their failure to score goals and although the arrival of Oliver Giroud has improved this situation, it is still very problematic. Chelsea will need to find goals in the likes of Hazard, Willian and Giroud if they wish to lift the FA Cup.

On the other side of the coin, Manchester United have had a very average season. They failed to challenge for the league and were eliminated from the Champions League very early. These two factors, added by the huge spending last summer is not a good end product. That being said, Manchester United have shown that they have the ability to beat any team and with Jose Mourinho as manager, they should feel confident that they can life the FA Cup.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict that Manchester United wins this game. While the Red Devils have been poor, Chelsea have been worse. Both teams are filled with talent but I think that Manchester United want to win more and that is why I am going to suggest that we side with them .

 

Pick:
Manchester United

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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