Will Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho get one over his former club Chelsea in the FA Cup final? Opta weighs up the odds.
"This will be Manchester United’s 20th FA Cup final – a joint-record with Arsenal, while only the Gunners (13) have won the trophy more than the Red Devils (12)."
This will be Manchester United's 20th FA Cup final - a joint-record with Arsenal, while only the Gunners (13) have won the trophy more than the Red Devils (12). Manchester United are [1.92] to win the cup and draw level with Arsenal.
This is Chelsea's 13th appearance in the showpiece - they lost last year's final against Arsenal and could become the first team to lose consecutive FA Cup finals since Newcastle in 1998 and 1999. Manchester United are [2.84] to win in 90 minutes.
In all FA Cup meetings, Chelsea are unbeaten in their last four against Man Utd (W3 D1), since a 2-0 loss in a quarter-final replay in 1998-99. Chelsea are [3.0] to win in normal time.
In all competitions, Man Utd have won two of their last three meetings with Chelsea (L1), more than they had in their previous 14 against the Blues (W1 D6 L7). United are [1.93] in the Draw No Bet market.
This will be the eighth meeting between these sides at Wembley Stadium, the most played fixture at the ground in all competitions. Both sides have won two games apiece, with three matches going to penalty shootouts (2 wins for Man Utd, 1 for Chelsea). The draw is [3.15].
The Red Devils haven't conceded more than a single goal in any of their last 16 FA Cup matches, keeping eight clean sheets in that time. Dele Alli's strike for Spurs in the semi-final is the only goal they've conceded in the competition this season. Manchester United are [4.2] to win to nil.
Meanwhile, the Blues have conceded just twice in the competition this season - against Norwich in the third round and Leicester in the quarter-finals. Under 2.5 goals is [1.62].
Jose Mourinho - winner with Chelsea in 2007 - could become only the third manager to win the FA Cup with two different clubs, after Herbert Chapman (Huddersfield and Arsenal) and Billy Walker (Sheffield Wednesday and Nottingham Forest). Manchester United are [5.1] to half-time/full-time.
Alexis Sanchez scored in last season's final with Arsenal, and could become the first player to score in consecutive cup finals with different clubs. Sanchez is [4.4] to find the net.
Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in 22 goals in his 26 FA Cup appearances (15 goals, 7 assists), more than any other player in the competition since his debut. Giroud is [3.6] to score.
Dan Fitch 2017/18 Season P/L
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