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Arsenal vs Benfica Betting Tips, Predictions, Odds

Kick off: 11:55 on 25 February 2021

Arsenal vs Benfica Betting Tips

Arsenal vs Benfica

Feb 25th 11:55

  • Arsenal v Benfica (Both Teams To Score - Yes)
  • Arsenal v Benfica (Over/Under - Under 2.5)
  • Arsenal v Benfica (Anytime Goalscorer - Saka, B)
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Arsenal and Benfica will play their Europa League last 32 second league match at the Stadio Georgios Karaiskakis in Piraeus, Greece. The first leg of the tie was played in Rome due to the COVID-19 flight restrictions from the United Kingdom to Portugal. Now, the two teams will face off in Greece for Arsenal’s “home match”.

The Gunners had to come from behind in the first leg to grab a 1-1 draw. Pizzi scored from the penalty spot in the 55th minute but Benfica were pegged back two minutes later thanks to a goal from Bukayo Saka. Arsenal may have an away goal from the first leg, but a Benfica goal turns the tie on its head. Arsenal had a number of chances to score before Pizzi’s opener. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was incredibly guilty of missing glorious opportunities to score.

Jorge Jesus’s Benfica go into the game in poor form. They have drawn three straight games including the first leg with the Gunners. At the weekend, the Eagles drew nil-nil with Farense in a dour fixture. Arsenal suffered a 1-0 home defeat against Manchester City at the weekend after conceding a second-minute goal from Raheem Sterling.

Neither of these teams are playing their best football at the moment. Which side will qualify for the next round of the Europa League? Will it be Arsenal or Benfica?

Arsenal vs Benfica Betting Odds

Although this is termed a home game for the Gunners, it isn’t and will feel more like an away game. The good news is that the neutral stadium will make it an “away game” for Benfica as well. Arsenal have posted a 17W-7D-13L this season in all competitions. They have scored 55 times and conceded 37 goals to opponents. Just 1.00 goals per game have been conceded while 1.49 scored.

Leading sportsbooks have Arsenal as the favourite at odds of 17/20. They have the edge currently due to the away goals rule. The problem is that Arsenal could concede an away goal and erase their advantage going into the second leg.

Benfica are having a down season and are out of the running for the Primeira title. Jesus’s team have a record of 19W-11D-5L in all competitions. They have scored a crazy 71 goals in 35 matches and conceded 33 times. Take that with a grain of salt as the Portuguese Primeira is not a strong league in spite of Benfica struggling in the division this term.

Leading sportsbooks have Benfica at odds of 10/3 to win against Arsenal. The teams are at odds of 3/1 to draw. A goal for Benfica erases Arsenal’s narrow advantage. Last season, it was the away goals rule that saw Arsenal eliminated at the hands of Olimpiacos.

Arsenal vs Benfica Team News

Mikel Arteta has two players on his injury list going into the Europa League second leg. Midfielder Thomas Partey remains on the injured list with a thigh injury. He could miss out once more for the Gunners after sitting out the last three fixtures. Partey has been a bust for Arsenal this season after £45 million was paid for him. Partey has played in just 16 of Arsenal’s 37 games in all competitions due to injury.

Defender Rob Holding is out of the match this week due to a head injury. Holding suffered a concussion that will keep him out of the fixture. In the build-up to Thursday’s game, Arsenal fans are hopeful that the club will pursue a potential transfer for Leicester City’s James Maddison.

According to reports on Tuesday, Arsenal’s rebuild under Arteta depends on success in the Europa League. If the manager is unable to get the Gunners further into the tournament, they could cut their losses with Arteta after an inconsistent regular season.

Jesus also has two players on the injury list. The manager could be without Jardel due to a thigh injury. He is expected to return in late February. Andre Almeida is ruled out for the season with a knee injury.

Arsenal vs Benfica Prediction

Both teams to score: YES @ 9/11 - BET NOW

The first leg between these teams saw both teams score goals and there is a likelihood that this will occur. Four of the last seven Arsenal games in all competitions finished with both teams finding the back of the net. Three of Benfica’s last four games in all competitions ended with both teams scoring goals. A Benfica goal changes this game completely as the away goal rule comes into play.

Bukayo Saka to score anytime @11/4 - BET NOW

Nineteen-year-old Bukayo Saka scored Arsenal’s only goal in the first leg. The Gunners were poor in the final third and untidy in front of goal. They should have scored multiple goals on the night. Saka has scored six goals in 30 matches in all competitions to go along with five assists. There is a lot of potential when it comes to the youngster and a goal on Thursday night could be scored.

Under 2.5 goals scored @ 19/20 - BET NOW

The first leg was a low scoring match with Benfica scoring first and Arsenal having to come from behind. Arsenal may have an away goals advantage as it stands, but that advantage is so slim. Benfica could score early on and change this tie, which is likely to occur. This is not one of the better Benfica teams of recent seasons. Haris Seferovic has eight goals and Luca Waldschmidt has six scores. The two players will be counted on to get goals for the Eagles.

Arsenal’s Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have combined for 16 goals – eight apiece. Aubameyang was poor in front of goal against Benfica and, for the most, has been off the pace this season after getting his big new contract.

Don’t be shocked if Benfica come away from Greece with qualification to the round of 16. This game could end in a score draw with the teams heading to extra-time to sort out the result. A Benfica goal takes away Arsenal’s advantage and changes this fixture completely.

Arsenal vs Benfica Tips

Here are our Arsenal vs Benfica tips for Thursday's Europa League match at the Emirates Stadium.

1. Both teams to score: YES @ 9/11

2. Bukayo Saka to score anytime @11/4

3. Under 2.5 goals scored @ 19/20

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