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  • Arsenal vs Benfica predictions for Thursday’s UEFA Europa League match
  • The game is being played at 5.55pm GMT at Stadio Georgios Karaiskaki
  • Arsenal have won 6 of their last 7 Europa League matches
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Arsenal are backed to beat Benfica in the UEFA Europa League (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 23 Feb 2021
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Arsenal vs Benfica Predictions


Arsenal are backed to beat Benfica in the UEFA Europa League. The Gunners can make amends for failing to take their chances in the first leg and win in Greece. 

  • Arsenal have won 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Arsenal have seen over 2.5 goals in 6 of their last 7 matches (UEFA Europa League).
  • Benfica have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 9 matches (UEFA Europa League).

Head to Head


Benfica and Arsenal have met in three competitive matches, all ending in 1-1 draws.

Arsenal Form


Arsenal sit 10th in the Premier League after an inconsistent season. The Gunners won 4-2 at home against Leeds with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang hitting a hat-trick and Héctor Bellerín on target.

Mikel Arteta’s side drew 1-1 against Benfica in the Europa League round of 32 first leg. Aubameyang missed a glorious chance to open the scoring in Rome, Bukayo Saka equalising after Benfica scored from the penalty spot.

Arsenal’s last match was a 1-0 loss against Manchester City. They fell behind in the 2nd minute and were outclassed by the runaway leaders.

Arsenal Injuries & Team News


Arsenal centre back Rob Holding and defensive midfielder Thomas Partey are injured.

Benfica Form


Benfica find themselves 15 points behind Sporting CP in the Primeira Liga. The Eagles have been below their best in recent weeks, winning three of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

Jorge Jesus’ side drew 1-1 at Moreirense with Haris Seferovic s opening the scoring. It was another disappointing result after having 65% possession and 18-8 shots.

Benfica drew 1-1 against Arsenal in the Europa League round of 32 first leg, Pizzi opening the scoring in Rome.

Benfica’s last match was a 0-0 draw at Farense. Once again they dominated but came away with a point, a disappointing result after having 66% possession, 15-8 shots and Pizzi hitting the woodwork.

Benfica Injuries & Team News


Benfica are missing injured centre back Jardel and right back André Almeida

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Verdict

Arsenal were dominant in the Europa League group stage and can beat Benfica 2-1 to advance to the round of 16.

Best Bet: Arsenal Win Full Time Result @-120.48 at BetMGM - 5 Units
Value Bet: Arsenal Win Over 2.5 Win & Total Goals @190.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit
Correct Score Tip: Arsenal Win 2-1 Correct Score @750.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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