FA Cup Final betting Odds & Preview 2021 – Chelsea v Leicester

Chelsea v Leicester FA Cup Final Preview

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This season’s FA Cup final betting features Chelsea v Leicester for the famous silverware.

The Blues are the favourites to get their hands on the trophy at Wembley on Saturday. Thomas Tuchel’s men are currently at odds-on.

But will the Foxes deny them by pulling off the upset and winning the FA Cup for the first time?

FA Cup Final Odds

Chelsea 10/11, Draw 5/2, Leicester 3/1
* (odds recorded at 04:12 GMT on 13th May 2021 at Bet365)

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When and where is the FA Cup Final 2021?

This season’s FA Cup final will be played on May 15th, 2021 at Wembley. A limited number of spectators will be allowed in, a maximum of 20,000.

Chelsea’s route to the final

Chelsea came through the Third and Fourth rounds of the competition comfortably, with big wins over Morecambe and Luton at Stamford Bridge.

In the fifth round, they earned a narrow away win at Championship side Barnsley. It was a 2-0 win back at home against Sheffield United in the quarter-finals.

That set the Blues up with a heavyweight semi-final against Man City. The Blues defied underdog odds to beat the Citizens 1-0.

In their five games in this season’s competition, Chelsea have tallied 11 goals and have conceded 1.

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Leicester’s Route to the FA Cup Final

The first two rounds of action for Leicester were away at Championship opposition. The Foxes claimed easy road wins at Stoke and Brentford.

It was fellow Premier League opposition in Brighton that they faced at the King Power in the Fifth Round. Leicester won that 1-0.

They claimed the big scalp of Manchester United in the quarter-finals, beating the Red Devils 3-1 before a 1-0 success over Southampton in the semi-finals.

FA Cup Final History

Chelsea are one of the most successful clubs in the history of the FA Cup. They have won the title 8 times before. Only Manchester United and Arsenal have won it on more occasions.

The Blues were in last year’s final and were upset by Arsenal there. That leaves them with their last title coming in 2018.

They have now made it to the final in three of the last four seasons of the competition.

Leicester have made the FA Cup only once before. That was back in 1969 when they lost against Manchester City at Wembley.

So it has been a long wait for the Foxes to have a taste of this fixture as a club.

FA Cup Final Odds – To Lift The Trophy

Chelsea 4/9, Leicester 7/4
* (odds recorded at 04:12 GMT on 13th May 2021 at Bet365)

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Chelsea Current Form

Chelsea have been a rejuvenated force since Thomas Tuchel took over from Frank Lampard this season.

The Blues have become a strong unit in defence, a model of efficiency and organization. They have tallied a clean sheet in six of their last eight games in all competitions.

There is a quote of 21/20 on a Chelsea to win to nil option in FA Cup Final betting odds* (odds recorded at 04:12 GMT on 13th May 2021 at Bet365).

It could be quite the season for them as the Londoners have been in terrific form.

They are well in the mix for a top-four finish in the Premier League this season, arguably their top priority on the domestic front.

But on top of that and looking forward to this FA Cup Final, the Blues also have a Champions League Final to look forward to against Man City.


Key Facts – Chelsea v Leicester Stats

  • Chelsea have won all but one of their last 10 FA Cup matches
  • Leicester have won 8 of their last 9 matches in the FA Cup
  • 7 of the last 8 meetings between Chelsea and Leicester have ended under 2.5 goals
  • The Blues haven’t conceded in any of their last three FA Cup matches


Leicester Current Form

The Foxes have been scrapping and battling to hold down a top-four finish in the Premier League. They are almost there thanks to a 2-1 away win at Man Utd in midweek.

Leicester will have had an extra day of rest this week ahead of the FA Cup Final. Will that make a difference?

Leicester have won four of their last six games (D1 L1) but a slight concern for Brendan Rodgers will be the defence.

The Foxes have conceded in each of their last four fixtures.

Chelsea v Leicester Head to Head

Chelsea and Leicester have met in the league this season. That ended in a good 2-0 home win for the Foxes in mid-January.

There was a clash between the two clubs in last season’s FA Cup, with Chelsea claiming a 1-0 semi-final victory in late June.

In the last six meetings in all competitions, it is Leicester who are slightly ahead with a W2 D3 L1 record against the Blues.

But from the nine previous meetings between Chelsea and Leicester in FA Cup matches, the Blues are W7 D2 L0.

Both teams have scored in just two of the last six head to head matches between Chelsea and Leicester.

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