FA Cup final too close to call - bookies
It's been a long old season and for
one manager it could come to naught as Antonio Conte squares off against Jose
The match is being billed as Chelsea against
Manchester United but in reality, the picture and the story line, is ultimately
the battle of two managers who love to hate each other. Also, many other
supporters love to hate them too.
This is going to be an all out war. A
war of attrition is likely, a game where just one goal is likely to be enough
to see that team make the walk up the steps at Wembley and be crowned
champions. Although, champions of the FA Cup isn’t quite what they had in mind
at the outset of the season.
Chelsea's defence of their title went
down in flames leaving many to believe this game will be Conte's last in charge
of the Blues, while United's "resurgence" never got out of second
gear as the Red Devils grow concerned with the progress under Mourinho.
The match shapes up perfectly - neither
side has any clear advantage with a win apiece in the league and neither side
has any remarkable form to write of.
Both managers are embattled. Both love a
fight. Both are desperate to win this and shake off some of the disappointment
that has followed them this season.
The winner? The odds suggest this one is
too close to call. Manchester United are being considered slight favourites at
16/10 with BET.co.za, but the advantage is negligible.
If you're Blue go for Willian at 10/1 to
be the final's first (and only?) scorer and if you're red go for Wembley
specialist and World Cup bound Jesse Lingard at 8/1.
Then again, it'll probably be easier to
double your money on the match being a draw in 90 minutes.
Penalties may just decide this one after
all, a lottery that could send one manager up the Wembley stairs and the other
to the unemployment queue.