FA Cup final betting preview: Chelsea v Liverpool
Liverpool take on Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final with both sides seeking success to put a gloss on their respective disappointing league campaigns.
Champions League finalists Chelsea are four points off fifth position with two games to play, while Carling Cup winners Liverpool currently sit eighth in the table with 49 points, unable to finish any higher than ninth.
Chelsea defenders Gary Cahill and David Luiz missed training on Friday with hamstring injuries, while Liverpool will be without long-term midfield absentees Lucas Leiva and Charlie Adam.
Bookmakers Bet365 make Chelsea 7/5 favourites for the match, with Liverpool offered at 2/1. The draw after 90 minutes is priced at 9/4.
Chelsea are 8/11 favourites to win the final by any means, with Liverpool available at 6/5 to lift the trophy come the end of the contest.
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is 13/2 favourite to score the first goal, ahead of 7/1 shots Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez.