Liverpool and Chelsea face off on Saturday evening, May 14, in the FA Cup final at Wembley. Who will be stronger in the decisive battle? For full information and all odds for the match, look at 1xbet nigeria.
Jurgen Klopp’s side sit second in the domestic league table with a total of 86 points after 36 games. They have scored 89 goals (more than any other team) and conceded 24. There have been 15 victories in their last 17 games in the Premier League. The team is solely trailing City in the table (the difference is only 3 points). The Mane-Salah-Jota link-up is on fire: they have scored an incredible 52 goals for three in the APL. The Merseyside side have six wins in their last seven games. Last weekend, the side unexpectedly dropped points at home to Tottenham in a 1-1 draw.
They followed that up with a 1-2 victory in Birmingham against Aston Villa. Klopp rested several of his team’s leaders on Tuesday to prepare them for the cup final. The club’s sickbay is empty, which must be pleasing to the fans.
The Aristocrats are among the top three teams in the Premier League this season. Thomas Tuchel’s team have amassed 70 points in 36 games played. They have scored 73 goals and conceded 31. Having been relegated from the Champions League, the London side have been concentrating on their domestic championship but the results have not been encouraging for the supporters recently – there have been only two victories in the last 6 games. Last Wednesday, the Blues were thrashed 0-3 away to Leeds, before losing 2-2 to Wolverhampton.
The top scorers are Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount (11 goals apiece). The injured side include left-back Ben Chilwell, Mateo Kovacic and Ngolo Kante. National Cup success is the only way for the Pitmen to win a trophy this season.
The teams have already met each other in the national championship and both times they ended in a draw (1-1 and 2-2). In addition, the clubs recently met in the League Cup final, where Liverpool took the lead on penalties (0-1).
Liverpool vs Chelsea
The Merseysiders are in terrific playing condition, having won 7 of their last 8 meetings. The club will play in the Champions League final at the end of May, and will now try to capture their second domestic cup of the season. All the leaders, who got a rest during the week, are in the line-up. The visitors have won just once in their last four games, and even then they managed to beat a crisis-ridden Leeds. The Londoners will not be able to rely on their two key midfielders, which will certainly affect the teamwork. Our prediction is that Liverpool will clinch the trophy.