Dimitar Berbatov makes prediction for Arsenal vs Chelsea in FA Cup final

Manchester United Club legends Dimitar Berbatov attends a press conference during Manchester United Creates New Online & Offline Experiences To Engage Fans In China on July 3, 2019 in Beijing, China.
Berbatov can’t split Arsenal and Chelsea (Picture: Getty)

Dimitar Berbatov is torn between who will win the FA Cup final and predicts Arsenal and Chelsea won’t be split after 90 minutes.

Despite Frank Lampard’s Chelsea finishing four places higher than Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal this season, former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker insists the two sides are ‘evenly matched’.

And Berbatov has predicted that the match will finish 1-1 and could even go to penalties.

‘It’s really difficult to predict how the FA Cup final will go,’ Berbatov told Betfair.

‘Whichever team wins, it will be the coach’s first major trophy. It never matters what trophy you win, it still feels amazing.

‘I think the teams are evenly matched. Arsenal need to be careful here, as they are prone to mistakes at the back.

In this composite image a comparison has been made between Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (L) and Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal. Chelsea and Arsenal meet in the FA Cup Final at Wembley Stadium without fans on August 1,2020
Who will win the FA Cup? (Picture: Getty)

‘If they have any defensive lapses, Chelsea will take advantage. You need to be greedy for trophies no matter what you have won in the past.

‘It’s a big mark on your CV as a manager to win the FA Cup. I’m excited to see how Arteta and Lampard approach the game.

‘I want it to be a draw in 90 minutes so we can see as much football as possible! I just don’t want penalties, as it’s a horrible way to end a game.

‘Scoring a penalty in a shootout feels great but missing is the exact opposite. I’ve done both. It’s very nerve-wracking. The players are suffering, and I hate to watch it. I just hope we see a great game, I think it might finish 1-1.’

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