Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Bournemouth yesterday evening officially brought the 2015/16 Premier League campaign to a close, providing the final chapter on what has been an incredible, unprecedented and groundbreaking year in the top flight.
But the English football calendar hasn’t quite gone full circle just yet with one standout affair remaining – the FA Cup final between the Red Devils and Crystal Palace. Echoing the same fixture between the two sides 26 years ago, famed for Ian Wright’s rise to prominence, it looks set to be a bit of a classic.
Indeed, Louis van Gaal needs a trophy to stand any chance of keeping the Manchester United job, whilst the last time Palace boss Alan Pardew reached an FA Cup final, his West Ham side produced a 3-3 thriller with Liverpool.
And Saturday’s game at Wembley could be made even more delicious for you at home with some half-price pizza courtesy of Papa John’s, who are giving 50% off to any fan who can accurately predict which side will score twice or more this weekend in one of their two Big Match Specials.
All you have to do is sign up for free, select United or Palace as your team and wait for them to make the onion bag ripple at least twice in the FA Cup final – at which point you’ll be sent a half-price code. It’s seriously that simple!
So, what are your chances for this weekend’s game? Well, United have scored twice or more on 13 occasions in the Premier League this term, whilst Crystal Palace aren’t lagging too far behind with eleven. Doing the number crunching, that suggests there’s a one-in-three chance of either side scoring at least twice at Wembley. Not too shabby.