Arsenal vs. Chelsea 8/1/20 English FA Cup Soccer Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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FA Cup Soccer: Saturday, August 1st 2020 at 12:30pm (Wembley Stadium)
The Line: Arsenal +240 / Draw +240 / Chelsea +110 -- O/U: 2.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Final of the 2019/20 English FA Cup is finally here and we have two powerhouses of the competition meeting up as Arsenal play against Chelsea. Will the Gunners increase their record of most FA Cup titles won, or will Chelsea spoil the party?
Arsenal have had a terrible season overall if you look at it, they started out quite bad and until Unai Emery left, Arsenal just could not get positive results. With the firing of Emery and the hiring of Mikel Arteta, however, Arsenal have found some form and hope for their future. Arsenal have had some very positive results under Arteta, most recently a 2-1 victory in the Premier League over Liverpool and a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup semifinals against Manchester City to book their spot here in the Final. Arsenal finished 8th in the Premier League and for the first season in over 25 years, Arsenal have failed to finish in the top 6. Arsenal is a club of European quality and they deserve to play European football, therefore they need to win this FA Cup if they want to be playing in Europe next season.
Chelsea also had a similar season to Arsenal, in the sense that they were struggling and had to hire a new manager during the season, but Chelsea have managed much better than Arsenal. Chelsea were able to qualify for the Champions League finishing 4th in the league and they have been quite superb in the last month or so. Chelsea have a lot of young talent and they will want to win this FA Cup even if it not critical for them to do so for European contention.
The last time these two teams met it ended in a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge. It is hard to predict the better team to win in matches like these, because when it comes to finals or big matches, it really comes down to who wants it more and will give it their all. Chelsea are the better team at the moment, but Arsenal want it more, have more experience in this competition and have gained some strong momentum behind them after their last few matches. I think Arsenal win this final.