Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, center, stretches during a soccer training session at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday May 28, 2019. English Premier League teams Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing for the Europa League Final soccer match that takes place in Baku on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)
Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, center, stretches during a soccer training session at the Olympic stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, Tuesday May 28, 2019. English Premier League teams Arsenal and Chelsea are preparing for the Europa League Final soccer match that takes place in Baku on Wednesday night. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)|Associated Press
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Bet the F.A. Cup Final! Miller picks Arsenal vs Chelsea, Saturday from Wembley

Arsenal (+250) vs. Chelsea (+108), draw (+250), 12:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN+)

Sean Miller

Sean Miller

Emirates F.A. Cup Final kicks off Championship Saturday around Europe

A little over one year after Chelsea and Arsenal had to fly halfway around the world for the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final, they both will make a much shorter trip to Wembley for the 2020 F.A. Cup Final.

This will be the third final pitting the two London rivals in four seasons, with both teams having one piece of silverware: Arsenal the 2017 F.A. Cup (2-1), and Chelsea that Europa title (4-1).

The Gunners need to win this to make it into European play next season: if they win, they will join the Europa League group stage. If Chelsea wins, though, it is no European football for Arsenal, after a disappointing eighth place finish.

The Blues will return to the UEFA Champions League next season after a fourth place finish, and a trophy, followed by a summer of wild spending, could see them back in the hunt for a much improved Premier League for 2020-21.

In Belgium, the Beker van Belgie final pits a very good Club Brugge side against Royal Antwerp. There will be a new champion, as Mechelen was barred for match fixing, and it will be Club Brugge looking to add to its Jupiler League crown won before the COVID-19 break.

Finally, two mortal enemies will meet in the Taça de Portugal, as Benfica will look to win something this season after Porto pulled away to win the Liga NOS crown after the restart. But it is the team from Porto that is favored today.

Check Fubo.tv for channel listings.

ENGLAND F.A. CUP FINAL

Arsenal (+250) vs. Chelsea (+108), draw (+250), 12:30 p.m. EDT (ESPN+)

THE PICKS:

Chelsea ML (+108)

Over 2.5 goals (-120)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to score (+165)

Olivier Giroud to score IF HE STARTS (+165)

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