Chelsea, who are also in the up-coming Champions League Final, head to Wembley to take on Leicester City in the 2020/21 FA Cup Final (Sat 15th May, 5:15pm)
Chelsea will be hoping to go one better than last season, when they lost to Arsenal in the final and if the Blues can win another FA Cup it would take their haul in this competition to nine. In contrast, Leicester have been runners-up four times, but are yet to win the FA Cup.
FA Cup Final Head-to-Head Stats
Saturday 15th May
Chelsea v Leicester 17:15
- Met in the FA Cup 9 times, Leicester 0, Draw 2, Chelsea 7
- Leicester have never won the FA Cup
- Chelsea have won the FA Cup 8 times
- Last met in the FA Cup (2020), Leicester 0-1 Chelsea
- Met in the Premier League this season, Leicester 2-0 Chelsea
- 3 of the last 5 head-to-heads ended in DRAWS
- 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads went UNDER 2.5 GOALS
- Both teams DIDN’T score in 4 of the last 6 head-to-heads
- Leicester have lost just 1 of their last 6 vs Chelsea
FA Cup Final action this Saturday as reformed Chelsea look to get some more silverware in their cabinet when they face Leicester City.
Chelsea, who has won the FA Cup 8 times, will be trying to avenge last season’s final defeat against Arsenal and win this competition for a nineth time – and if they do they will go a clear third in the FA Cup hall-of-fame, with only Manchester United (12) and Arsenal (14) ahead of them.
In contrast, Leicester are yet to win the FA Cup, but they have been beaten finalists four times in their history – the last of those coming in 1969!
Both sides are having decent league seasons too and are still very much in the race for a ‘top four; finish, while Chelsea are also in the Champions League Final later this month against Manchester City.
Therefore, the next few weeks will determine if Chelsea’s season has been a successful one, or not.
The 90min match betting ahead of the game sees Chelsea at 1.90, the draw at 3.50 and Leicester on offer at 4.00, while the outright betting is Chelsea 1.50 and Leicester 2.62.
The sides have only met once in the league so far this season – that ended Leicester 2-0 – so this will give the Foxes hope, while they have also only lost one of their last six over Chelsea (all comps).
That said, it’s Chelsea who have the better head-to-head record in his competition – the sides have met 9 times and it currently stands at Chelsea 7, 2 Draws and no wins for Leicester.
The sides do have a habit of playing out draws too – 3 of the last 5 meetings have ended all-square. They do also tend to low-scoring affairs when these teams play, so the neutrals out there will be hoping this stat is kicked into touch. Yes, 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads have seen Under 2.5 Goals – you can back this to happen again at 1.75, with Over 2.5 Goals at 2.05.
This is also reflected in the ‘both teams to score’ market with 4 of the last 6 meetings seeing one (or both) of the sides NOT finding the back of the net – back both teams ‘NOT’ to score at 1.90.
Looking at the scoring markets, Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho has been in rude scoring form of late – he can be backed at 7.50 (1st) or 3.25 (anytime), while it goes without saying Jamie Vardy will also be popular for the Foxes – the former England man is 6.50 (1st) or 2.87 (anytime).
Chelsea’s scoring has been a bit more spread out in the league – not one player is yet to hit double-figures in the league! Mason Mount has been good for a goal from midfield in recent games though, so there might be some value in backing him at 8.00 (1st) or 3.40 (anytime).
Overall, it’s a game that both sides have plenty of incentives to win. Yes, Chelsea will also have one eye on the Champions League Final, but they will also want to head into that game full of confidence. Leicester, on the other hand, will want to reward their fans with a first win in this competition and add it to their Premier League title success in 2015-16.
The non-supporters of these clubs will be hoping for a 3-3 thriller, but it’s hard to ignore the fact 5 of the last 6 head-to-heads between the sides have seen Under 2.5 Goals – therefore, at 1.75 this is how we are going to play it.
JUICESTORM VERDICT: UNDER 2.5 GOALS @1.75