Arsenal vs Benfica – (25/02/2021)
Arsenal host Portuguese side, Benfica at a neutral ground in Georgios Karaiskaki Stadium, Greece on Thursday in the second leg of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 matches.
Both teams last met at Stadio Olimpico in Italy last Thursday in the first leg of this qualification round. The two sides had to share a common ground to settle for a 1:1 draw that has thrown open the chance for either of them to advance into the next round. The match outcome extends Arsenal’s unbeaten run over Benfica to 3 consecutive matches across all competitions and scoring 11 goals.
Looking at their H2H in the last 6 meetings, Arsenal has won 2 matches, Benfica won 2 and they have settled for a draw on 2 occasions.
These games have been fierce combat between them as they both have responded promptly with fantastic goal-scoring performances. Both teams to score were witnessed in all their last 6 matches and Over 2.5 goals surfaced in 4 games.
Arsenal was piped in their most recent game at home in the Premier League by the league leader, Manchester City in a 1:0 loss. They were held in their previous game on the road by Benfica in a 1:1 draw in the UEFA Europa League.
Arsenal looks very unimpressive with shambolic performances and a poor game approach that has clouded their conduct this season. They have won 1 of their last 6 games, lost 3, and drawn 2. Under 2.5 goals were recorded in 4 of these 6 games and both teams to score were seen in 3 matches.
Arsenal home matches look a whole lot comforting and applauding, couple with masterclass defensive coordination. They have won 4 of their last 7 games, lost 1, and drawn 2. Both teams to score were seen in 2 of their last 7 matches and Under 2.5 goals were recorded in 4 games.
Benfica’s struggle deepens in their most recent game on the road in the Portuguese Primeira Liga against Farense that ended in a boring 0:0 draw. They were pegged in their previous game at home in the UEFA Europa League by Arsenal in a 1:1 draw.
Benfica’s run of matches appears very decent but the level of setbacks and points dropped is alarming which could be detrimental for them this season. They have won 2 of their last 6 games and drawn 4. Under 2.5 goals were seen in 5 of their last 6 matches and both teams to score came through on 3 occasions.
Benfica continues to make recovery after some complete meltdown in their away matches which includes being eliminated at the Quarter-Finals of the Portuguese League Cup. They have won 2 of their last 7 games, lost 2, and drawn 3. Under 2.5 goals were present in 4 of their last 7 games and both teams to score were witnessed in 4 matches.
Tip: 5 Most Important Facts About the Match
1. Benfica has won 1 of their last 6 away games.
2. Arsenal have kept clean sheets in 4 of their last 6 home games.
3. Arsenal have lost 3 of their last 5 consecutive games.
4. Benfica has not recorded any loss in their last 6 matches.
5. Both teams to score were recorded in all the last 6 meetings between both teams.
Conclusion Tip: Arsenal vs Benfica
Their H2H records have been contested while these games have witnessed goals exchange. Arsenal double chance and both teams to score should be attainable. ACCA of Arsenal double chance and both teams to score should come through.
Results of Previous Clashes
Arsenal vs Benfica 1:1
Arsenal vs Benfica 5:2
Arsenal vs Benfica 5:1
Arsenal vs Benfica 1:2
Arsenal vs Benfica 1:3