Chelsea vs. Liverpool 2022 FA Cup Final Betting: Expect extra time at Wembley
The 2022 FA Cup Final between Chelsea and Liverpool has been moved to this weekend to assist the reds in their preparations for the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League.
This match will be played at Wembley Stadium in London and is a repeat of the EFL Cup final from the same venue back in February. Jurgen Klopp's side lifted the EFL Cup following a tense penalty shootout that ended 11-10 after both goalkeepers were called upon to shoot from the spot.
Will Saturday be repeat or revenge? Chelsea have secured a top-four finish in the league and can give this competition their full attention while Liverpool line-up with the Champions League final and Premier League challenge ongoing.
Chelsea vs. Liverpool 2022 FA Cup Final Betting Odds and Match Information
- This season, these sides have met three times, with each game ending in a draw, including that tense goalless finish in the EFL Cup.
- Chelsea beat fellow Londoners Crystal Palace 2-0 in the semi-final to make it this far with the goals scored by Loftus-Cheek and Mount.
- Liverpool booked their spot in the final thanks to a stunning 3-2 win over Manchester City in the semi-final, with Konate and a double from Mane.
- Venue & Location: Wembley Stadium (London, England)
- Kick-Off Time: 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time (4:45 p.m. local time)
- How to Watch the 2022 FA Cup Final in the U.S.: ESPN+
Chelsea vs. Liverpool Betting Odds
Odds are from Caesars Sportsbook.
- Chelsea to win +260
- Draw +250
- Liverpool to win +100
- Over 2.5 goals -117
- Under 2.5 goals -117
Blues out for revenge
Chelsea enjoyed their fair share of success last season when winning the Champions League and followed that by being crowned World Club Cup champions. They were on a winning streak when it came to silverware, but that was brought to a halt by Liverpool at Wembley.
The pair contested the EFL Cup final and couldn't be separated after 90 minutes and regulation time and another 30 minutes of extra time. The game went to penalties, and you'll not see a more tense shootout with each of the ten outfield players scoring, leaving it to the goalkeepers to decide in sudden death.
Chelsea and Liverpool have already met three times in the EPL and EFL Cup, with all matches ending in a draw.
Liverpool took their chance while Chelsea missed theirs, and it's on that fine margin that the blues saw the EFL Cup slip through their fingers. Manager Thomas Tuchel, his coaching staff, the players and fans will be determined to right the wrongs of that day and claim their revenge.
Chelsea enter another cup final on a poor run of form in the EPL, seeing them win only one of their last five and none of their three most recent outings.
That could be explained as a team that has run out of steam following a grueling campaign or downed tools in the Premier League to focus on winning the FA Cup.
They booked their place at Wembley Stadium thanks to a 2-0 London derby win over Crystal Palace last month in the semi-finals. The Eagles proved a tough nut to crack, but Loftus-Cheek's goal eventually broke their resistance on 65 minutes before Mount wrapped up the game.
Reds have bigger fish to fry
It has been an incredible season for Liverpool and their fans, with the team fighting on all fronts. They already have the EFL Cup in their possession following that win over Chelsea, are fighting hard to win the Premier League, and are in the Champions League and the FA Cup final.
It has been a massive campaign full of highs, but the hectic schedule must be beginning to take its toll on the players. Will manager Klopp decide he has bigger fish to fry and rest some of his regular starters, keeping them fresh for the Champions League decider against Real Madrid and the last few games of the season?
It's possible but unlikely as Klopp has shown himself to be a coach who values success. That's just one of the reasons the Liverpool fans have taken to him, as they know he'll send out a team he believes is strong enough to win every match, including this final.
This season, Liverpool striker Mo Salah has scored two goals against Chelsea, including the equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Anfield in August.
After a pulsating semi-final win over Manchester City in April, Liverpool booked their spot in the final.
That match produced five goals and many more talking points, with the Reds eventually sneaking through thanks to strikes from Konate and a first-half double from Mane before Pep Guardiola's side fought back.
They warmed up for this match with a trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday evening, and that's just another game for a squad that has become used to playing twice a week. The final will be their fourth game in all competitions after beating Villarreal in the Champions League and drawing with Tottenham in the Premier League, then heading to Villa Park and Wembley.
Head-to-Head Stats & Trends for Chelsea vs. Liverpool
As is often the case when two successful teams meet, there is plenty of concrete stats and trends to work off when making our predictions on how this final will play out. We need to look no further than the previous three meetings, which ended in a draw, including the EFL Cup final.
Liverpool also recently drew with Tottenham in the Premier League, while Chelsea finished level in two of their last three matches. All the signs point us in the direction of a draw, meaning we could be set for another tense period of extra time and possibly even penalties.
We are happy to promote it to our readers with Caesars Sportsbook offering decent odds on our prediction. Those looking for a play at bigger odds may want to back a scoring draw or pick the team they expect to lift the trophy.
Chelsea vs. Liverpool 2022 FA Cup Final Betting Tip – DRAW (+250 at Caesars Sportsbook)
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