Liverpool vs. Chelsea prediction, odds, line: Expert reveals 2022 FA Cup final picks for Saturday, May 14

Liverpool vs. Chelsea prediction, odds, line: Expert reveals 2022 FA Cup final picks for Saturday, May 14

Published May 14, 2022
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Liverpool is still dreaming of an unprecedented quadruple as it gets set to host English Premier League rival Chelsea on Saturday in the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. The Reds are the League Cup champions but trail Premier League leader Manchester City by three points with two league games to play. Liverpool also is set to face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28, but first it wants to win the FA Cup for the first time since 2006. It has won it seven times, while Chelsea has won eight association titles, four of those since the Reds last hoisted the trophy. The Blues are third in the Premier League table but trail Liverpool by 16 points. The teams played to 1-1 and 2-2 draws during league play this season, and the Reds took the League Cup final by winning 11-10 in penalty kicks after a scoreless draw through injury time.

Kickoff in London is set for 11:45 a.m. ET. Liverpool is the +102 favorite (risk $100 to win $102) on the 90-minute money line in Caesars Sportsbook’s latest Chelsea vs Liverpool odds for the FA Cup. Chelsea is the +265 underdog, a draw is priced at +255 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before making any Liverpool vs. Chelsea picks, you need to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say. 

After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated almost $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season, and he has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.

Now, Green has broken down Chelsea vs. Liverpool from every angle, and just revealed his coveted picks and FA Cup predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Liverpool vs. Chelsea:

The Reds have been the hottest team in the Premier League since January, and they have lost just once in their past 31 games overall. That loss was in a Champions League matchup with Inter where it didn’t need to win to advance. It has lost just twice in league play this season and has scored 16 more goals and allowed seven fewer than Chelsea. It also has 123 more shots than the Blues and outshot them 20-11 in the League Cup meeting. Mohamed Salah has been key in the attack, and he leads the Premier League in both goals (22) and assists (13).

Liverpool is almost fully healthy, and it is likely to put all of its resources into winning this trophy. Salah is far from the only dangerous weapon, and its attack could trouble a Blues defense that has yielded eight goals in its past six games. Sadio Mane (22 goals overall) and Diogo Jota (21) are also lethal in the attack, and wing backs Trent Alexander-Arnold (18 assists) and Andy Robertson (14) bombard the box with brilliant crosses. Alexander-Arnold is particularly effective on set pieces and is second in the EPL in shot-creating actions (140). Virgil Van Djik is an imposing presence in the back, and Alisson has a 75.1 save percentage in his club career.

The Blues have been lost in the battle between Man City and Liverpool in the league race, but they are excellent on both ends. They are third in the league in goals scored and conceded, and they have plenty of solid scoring options of their own. Chelsea tends to elevate its game in the biggest competitions, and it won the Champions League last season and nearly pulled off a major comeback against Real Madrid in this year’s edition. It has given Liverpool fits in the past few meetings and won the last matchup decided in regulation, 1-0 last March.

Chelsea gets its goals from numerous sources, and Mason Mount is a critical piece, posting 13 goals and 16 assists in all competitions. He is one of four players with at least 10 goals, joined by Romelu Lukaku (13), Kai Havertz (12) and Timo Werner (11). Christian Pulisic scored his eighth goal in a 3-0 win against Leeds United on Wednesday, and he had one of the goals in the 2-2 draw in January.        

Green has scrutinized Chelsea vs. Liverpool from all sides, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He also provides three other confident best bets, two with plus-money payouts, and has a full breakdown of the match. He’s only sharing his FA Cup picks here.

So, who wins Liverpool vs. Chelsea in Saturday’s FA Cup final? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Chelsea vs. Liverpool, all from the European soccer expert who has generated almost $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.