Dimitar Berbatov gives prediction for Chelsea vs Arsenal FA Cup final clash

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Former Manchester United and Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov, is expecting an evenly matched game when Chelsea and Arsenal face each other in the FA Cup final on Saturday.

Despite predicting an evenly matched game, Berbatov also admitted that the game might tilt towards Chelsea’s favour, due to how prone the Gunners are to mistakes at the back.

“It’s really difficult to predict how the FA Cup final will go,” the Bulgarian 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. 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.”

Berbatov went on to reveal that he’s expecting the game to end in a draw after 90 minutes and go right through to extra time.

He added: “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.”

The two teams have an opportunity to win their first trophy this season, and for Arsenal it’s also an opportunity to seal a place in Europe next season after finishing 8th in the league.

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