11/4 for Final to go beyond 90 minutes

It would be no surprise to see the game go beyond 90 minutes

Chelsea and Liverpool meet at Wembley on Saturday in the 131st FA Cup final with both sides hoping to balance their poor league position against double cup success.

Liverpool have already won some silverware this season after their Carling Cup win in February while Chelsea face Bayern Munich in the Champions League final in two weeks’ time.

Long-term absentees Lucas Leiva and Charlie Adam are missing for the Reds but a host of names will be recalled having been rested for the midweek defeat to Fulham including star men Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez.  If the Uruguayan forward scores at any time during the game, Paddy Power will refund all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles on the match.

Roberto Di Matteo rested fewer first-teamers than his Anfield counterpart in midweek with Petr Cech, John Terry, Branislav Ivanovic, Ramires and Fernando Torres all playing 90 minutes in the 2-0 defeat to Newcastle United.  Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Juan Mata also played a part but all three will expect to return to the starting line-up on Saturday.  Defensive duo Gary Cahill and David Luiz are both unavailable through injury.

Wednesday’s loss was only the second time Chelsea have been beaten in the 17 games since Di Matteo replaced Andre Villas-Boas in charge of the Blues. However, nine of the last 10 league goals conceded by the Blues have come in the last 15 minutes of their games and, given that no side in the top-flight has played more games than Chelsea this season, there may be signs of fatigue within the squad. 

Liverpool have won the last four meetings between the two sides and a fifth would see them become the first club to win the FA Cup in six consecutive decades. Victory on Saturday would see the Reds become the first side ever to win a League Cup and FA Cup double in two different seasons.

Only Manchester United and Manchester City have conceded fewer Premier League goals than the Liverpool this season but goals have been in short supply at the other end throughout a frustrating campaign for the Reds. BetVictor offer odds of 3/4 for fewer than 2.5 goals to be scored during the game.

It would be no surprise to see the game go beyond 90 minutes and Bet365 offer odds of at least 11/1 in the four markets involving both Chelsea and Liverpool winning in extra-time and in a penalty shootout  Punters can increase their winnings by proportionately splitting their stake across the four markets, thereby securing reflective odds of at least 11/4 – a 20% increase on the best-priced odds of a draw offered by Boylesports at 23/10.

Recommended Bets:

Back Under 2.5 Goals @ 3/4 with BetVictor

Back Liverpool and Chelsea to win in Extra-Time and on Penalties @ at least 11/1 with Bet 365

Written By:- Louise Clarke (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 04/05/2012 - 15:47 PM
Filed in:- Liverpool Betting News, Chelsea, Liverpool

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