2018 FA Cup Final

Chelsea vs Manchester United  

The season might be over from a league perspective but there’s still the FA Cup to finalise and it’s one that looks like it’ll be a close battle. Both Chelsea and Manchester United have had contrasting seasons in terms of what they would consider a pass mark for the season. Chelsea clearly have had a lot of challenges this season where they struggled their way to 5th with 10 losses in contrast to Manchester United’s 2nd placed finish. They just haven’t looked consistent through the season and their challenge ahead to this final is putting in a consistent and competitive performance against a United side that looks primed for these sorts of competitions under Mourinho. United might not be the most enjoyable side to watch but they are difficult to score against and goals haven’t exactly been easy to come by lately for Chelsea. In their last 4 league games they managed just 3 goals, not to mention a 3-0 loss away to Newcastle on the final day. It of course doesn’t mean though that Chelsea won’t be going hard at this for a win and tactically under Conte they are more than capable but United look the better side right now leading into this.

Predicted Result: Manchester United 1-0

Best Bet: Half-Time Draw at $1.83

Best Value Bet: Manchester United to win either half at $1.98

First Goalscorer: Alexis Sanchez at $8

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As an Australian growing up AFL was always my no.1 sport especially given I was lucky enough to grow up a few blocks from Carlton’s home ground, Princes Park, where I was lucky enough to attend many games. That’s where my passion for sport began but it was until the early 2000’s when I discovered a real passion for football with the Socceroos 2002 World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay accelerating my football journey. From there I began to follow the Premier League and haven’t looked back since. These days I’m a massive Tottenham fan where I’ve enjoyed many sleepless nights religiously watching them without missing a game despite many roller coaster feelings. There’s just something magical and glamorous when you watch the EPL and knowing the Profits owners Drew and Euan through studies, I’m now lucky enough to be able to share my thoughts on each game each week of the season.

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