One of the things I like about football is that there’s always a different game or competition to watch, which is just what I need at the moment with Man United’s Premier League chances in the balance. It was the Champions League last week and now we’ve got FA Cup Final weekend, which has always been a bit of a tradition for me and my group of friends. No matter who’s playing we always make a day of it and head to the same pub each year to watch the match and soak up the atmosphere, with a trip to the betting shop along the way just to make it a little more exciting.
It’s Chelsea v Liverpool in the final this year and I have to say my money is definitely going to be on Chelsea. They’re having a great run of form at the moment and even Torres has started scoring again, so you’d have to back them over Liverpool, who have been a bit erratic recently. If Chelsea win this and then the Champions League final as well it would be an amazing end to a turbulent season for them and you’d have to say Di Matteo should be in the running for the manager of the year award. Some people might be surprised to hear me talk like that, as a United supporter, but I’ve always said I’m a fan of football first and foremost and I always give credit where it’s due, even if it is to our rivals.
Anyway, my FA Cup Final prediction is for Chelsea to win 3-1. I might even put an extra bet on for Torres to score the first goal.