So after almost 10 months of football, we have reached the final game of the English season, the FA Cup final. This year we see a fighting Crystal Palace team face off against a fallen Manchester United team in a game that will change the complexion of the season for both these teams. For Manchester United, a win here will salvage a bit of what they lost in the league while for Crystal Palace new grounds will be made if they can pull of this miracle.
Manchester United finished their season with a win that meant very little since Old Trafford will not be seeing Champions League football next season. This historic club only managed fifth spot which will surely disappoint a lot of people. This game will give them a chance to salvage that and bring home a trophy. Although in recent years, the FA Cup has not meant as much as it used to the big clubs like the Red Devils, a win is still needed since this season otherwise has been shocking.
Crystal Palace on the other hand will be over the moon getting this far in the tournament and a win will get them a spot in the club’s history. The FA Cup is the top prize a club like Palace can realistically hope for and I think that will really inspire these players. I think Palace will look to play a tight game and if they can do that, they have a very good chance of winning since the likes of Bolasie and Zaha can really hurt United on the break.
It’s tough to see United lose this game but I am still going to pick the upset here. Palace have a lot of heart in this competition and this means so much more to them. We are getting an amazing price on them to lift the trophy so I think we should take it.