The oldest football competition on the planet will meet this Saturday, August 1, the champion of its 2019/2020 edition.
At Wembley stadium in London, Arsenal and Chelsea will play in the FA Cup final. The meeting kicks off at 1:30 pm (Brasília time).
In case of equality, the regulation establishes an extension of 30 minutes and decision by penalties as tiebreaker criteria.
Held for the first time in the 1871/1872 season, the competition has Arsenal as the biggest winner.
The gunners took home 13 FA Cup trophies in the 20 times they reached the final.
The most recent of them in the 2016/2017 version. Chelsea have eight wins in 13 decisions.
The last one in the 2017/2018 edition.
In the current edition, the decision has an even greater weight for Arsenal.
It is a kind of all or nothing. If they do not win the game, the club will be out for the first time in more than two decades of disputing an international tournament in the 2020/2021 season.
That’s because by accumulating 56 points (14 wins, 14 draws and ten losses), he was in a modest eighth place in the 2019/2020 version of the English Championship.
The classification zone of the tournament for international competitions was closed by Tottenham, in sixth place, with three more points.
Not by chance, Arsenal needed to change course in the middle of the tournament.
He dismissed Spanish coach Unai Emery and went to Manchester City for Mikel Artena, his former player and also a native of Spain, an assistant to Pep Guardiola, to start a change process at the club.
In the FA Cup, the club’s journey began against Leeds, who would later win the Championship, the Second Division of the English Championship, guaranteeing a place in the next version of the Premier League.
He won 1 to 0. Then he scored 2 to 1 at Bournemouth. In the round of 16, he knocked Portsmouth down 2-0.
In the quarterfinals, he sent Sheffield United 2-0.
His big win so far, however, has been reserved for the semifinals. He eliminated Manchester City, the current champion of the tournament, by scoring 2-0.
Chelsea is experiencing a season of ups and downs, which will not end yet on Saturday.
However, he achieved the goal proposed to him in the Premier League by beating Wolves, at home, by 2-0.
He reached 66 points (20 wins, 6 draws and 12 losses).
He ended his participation in fourth place, the last one that earns a place in the 2020/2021 edition of the Champions League.
A fundamental classification given the heavy investments it has already made in hiring reinforcements for the next season.
This year, the team is still in the tournament, but breathes through devices.
He is in the round of 16 and was defeated at home by Bayern Munich by 3 to 0. He will have the chance to seek a miracle and reverse the situation.
The return meeting is scheduled for August 8.
In the FA Cup, he made his debut against Nottingham Forest by winning 2 to 0. He beat Hull, 2 to 1, in the sequence. Liverpool, who used a reserve team, was their third victim.
He lost 2-0. In the quarterfinals, he scored 1-0 at Leicester.
In the semifinals, they eliminated Manchester United scoring 3-1.
Football Prediction of the Day Arsenal vs Chelsea
The two teams fluctuated a lot throughout the season.
In the best moments, Chelsea showed superior football.
Therefore, the prognosis for his success against Arsenal is the best guess for Saturday’s FA Cup decision.
Bet Tips: Chelsea