FA Cup Final Betting 2018 | FA Cup Free Bets, Odds and Predictions

This year’s FA Cup Final will take place on Saturday 19th May at Wembley Stadium and there are great FA Cup Final betting for both new and existing customers.

FA Cup Final Free Bets

As one of the top events in the football calendar, you can guarantee that there will be plenty of FA Cup Final free bets on offer as we edge closer to the match itself. 

Indeed, as a game between two of the heavyweights of the English game, the online bookies are likely to provide more Manchester United v Chelsea free bets than is usually the case.

Manchester United v Chelsea free bets related to the game itself are likely to largely focus on the match prices, with some seriously enhanced odds on offer for each team to win the game or trophy itself.

Make sure that you know whether any FA Cup Final free bets are for the result in 90-minutes or whether they take into account the possibility of extra-time and penalties.

There will be various other opportunities of FA Cup Final bets, including Correct Score, First or Anytime Goalscorer and Total Goals.  For those looking at more specialised markets, you might fancy a flutter on the Total Corners or Bookings markets.

Based on previous big matches, the best free bet for FA Cup Final 2018 is likely to be one of the enhanced odds offers on the result.

The only question now is who do you fancy? Manchester United or Chelsea?

Betting on FA Cup Final 2018 – Choose the best FA Cup Betting Offers

In terms of FA Cup enhanced odds, the best FA Cup betting offers specific to the game itself will only be available a few days before the final, but there are still plenty of opportunities to have a punt on the game before then.

You could always use a sign-up offer with a bookie with whom you don’t yet have an account should you fancy an early bet on the game. BetVictor free bet offer grants new customers £40 in Welcome Bonuses on £10 deposits.

It could potentially be the last games played by some players with their current clubs, so it might be worth looking at Eden Hazard in the goalscorer markets and likewise with Anthony Martial for any Chelsea and Manchester United betting offers.

There will be a myriad of FA Cup Final betting offers and free bets available over the coming weeks. Manchester United v Chelsea betting offers for FA Cup Final day will be plentiful and there are certain to be some great options for new and existing customers with numerous bookmakers.

The FA Cup Final is always a great occasion at the end of every season and, even for neutral supporters, the game will be all the more exciting with a bet on FA Cup Final 2018.

FA Cup 2018 Betting Odds

The FA Cup Final betting odds favour Manchester United going into the game, due to the respective seasons of the two teams, with United finishing second in the Premier League.

Jose Mourinho’s side dispatched Tottenham in the semi finals before Chelsea eased through past Southampton. The Blues are at 15/8 with Coral, while United can be found at 31/20.

When Is The FA Cup 2018?

There were 736 entrants for this season’s FA Cup, which began with the Extra Preliminary Round on 6th August 2016. The FA Cup 2017 Final will conclude on 19th May 2018.

FA Cup 2018 Live Betting?

With FA Cup Final tickets being notoriously difficult to come by, the vast majority of people in the UK will watch the game as broadcast on either the BBC or BT Sport.

Who Are The Main FA Cup Contenders?

In recent years the FA Cup Final has been largely dominated by the elite clubs, with Arsenal having won seven trophies and Chelsea having won six in the last 20.  The two Manchester clubs, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur will also have plenty of backers.

The only teams outside the big clubs to win the trophy over the past two decades are Portsmouth and Wigan Athletic.

More on FA Cup

The FA Cup was first held in the 1871-72 season and the current competition is the 135th edition in what is the oldest recognized football tournament on the planet.

In the very first FA Cup Final, Wanderers beat Royal Engineers 1-0 at Kennington Oval before an official crowd of 2,000.  Few of those in attendance on the 16th March 1872 could have envisaged the competition continuing to this day, let alone evolving into the global event it was to become.

There have been many famous FA Cup Finals, including the White Horse Final of 1923 and the Matthews Final of 1953.  There have also been some major upsets, with Sunderland beating Leeds United 1-0 in 1973 and Wimbledon’s 1-0 victory over Liverpool in 1988 being two of the biggest.

The feel and atmosphere of an FA Cup game is different to any other type of match  and for that reason it is amongst the most special competitions in the world.

FA Cup – Most Wins

  • Arsenal – 13
  • Manchester United – 11
  • Tottenham Hotspur – 8
  • Aston Villa – 7
  • Chelsea – 7
  • Liverpool – 7
  • Blackburn Rover – 6
  • Newcastle United – 6
  • Everton – 5
  • Manchester City – 5
  • The Wanderers – 5
  • West Bromwich Albion – 5

FA Cup Betting 2018 Contenders – Manchester United or Chelsea

As ever, one of the key factors in FA Cup Final betting this year will be the performances of potential match-winners in the form of Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard for Chelsea and Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba for Manchester United.

Chelsea have endured a tough season, surrendering their Premier League crown and looking unlikely to make the Champions League. United have been impressive at times this season and will hope to challenge newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City next season.

Use our Betting Tips for FA Cup Final 2018 – Manchester United v Chelsea Betting Predictions

There will be an array of expert betting tips and Arsenal v Chelsea betting previews available in the build-up towards the day of the final.

Back in the 1970s and 1980s, FA Cup Final betting predictions were far more unpredictable than they have been in more recent times, with the likes of Sunderland, Southampton, Coventry City and Wimbledon all lifting the trophy as underdogs.

With the exception of Wigan Athletic, the big clubs have generally had the edge in finals over the past couple of decades and this year there is no rank outsider to get behind.

Perhaps a Chelsea victory with Both Teams To Score (BTTS) in 90-minutes at 11/4 (3.75) with William Hill or Chelsea to win and Over 2.5 Goals (again in 90-minutes) with Paddy Power?

FA Cup Final 2018 Recap

Chelsea ran out 1-0 winners in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, beating former boss Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United side at Wembley.

Eden Hazard’s first half penalty proved enough to give Antonio Conte his second piece of silverware at Stamford Bridge, after last season’s Premier League title. It has been a tough season for the Italian, the Blues missed out on Champions League football for next season, but he ended it in the best way possible.

The general consensus is that Conte will leave the club at the end of the season, with speculation that Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is waiting in the wings to replace the former Juventus and Italy coach.

As for United, their boss Mourinho is facing heavy criticism after another poor performance. But the Portuguese took aim at his former club, accusing them of playing negatively before questioning the response from the press if he had set up in a similar way.

The likes of Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez failed to turn up, while Romelu Lukaku was only fit to come off the bench after injury.