Crouchy’s Bet Builder: Paddy’s Pal picks his 14/1 Chelsea v Liverpool FA Cup final punt

A sunny Saturday afternoon in May? It's all about the FA Cup final


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I still think there’s a twist in the title race but this game is one I’m slightly cautious of for Liverpool. I thought Manchester City would win the league, and I’ve got Liverpool to win the Champions League and the Carabao Cup, but I’m worried about Chelsea.

They’ve been so inconsistent, you just never know with them. Liverpool have been relentless but I think this is potentially a dodgy one for Jurgen Klopp’s team.

    I think there’ll be goals in it and at least one for both sides. It’s hard to look past Liverpool, you have to say that they’re strong favourites because of how relentless they are, but Chelsea haven’t got much to play for now. This is it for them, isn’t it?

    If they can come away winning a trophy from a disappointing, in some ways, season, that would be a positive for them. I think Liverpool are strong favourites but I have a nagging feeling there might be an upset.

    It would be mad if Liverpool come away from this season with just the Carabao Cup considering how much we’ve talked their silverware chances up.

    I think they’ll beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final, but I’m less confident they’ll win the FA Cup final.

    For Chelsea, Reece James has improved so much. Every time I watch him it’s like the goes up another gear.

    He’s just an unbelievable player. I think he offers goal chances and a real threat as he gets so high up.

    Saturday 4.45pm: Chelsea v Liverpool
    TV: BBC One, ITV, iPlayer and ITV Hub

    For Liverpool, Luis Diaz, Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are just so consistent. Salah maybe hasn’t been performing at the super-human levels we’re used to but it’s an amazing front three and if one goes through a lean spell the others step up.

    At the moment the main goal threat from The Reds is coming from Mane.

    There was cards all over the place in my FA Cup final for Liverpool in 2006 against West Ham at Cardiff. I was so pumped up for it, and can see the ref being busy on Saturday afternoon too.

    Crouchy’s Bet Builder

    Both teams to score
    Reece James to have 1 or More Shots On Target
    Sadio Mane to have 2 or More Shots On Target
    Over 2.5 cards

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