Arsenal vs Benfica betting tips

Arsenal vs SL Benfica Betting Tips

The Georgios Karaiskakis in Piraeus is playing host to the match between Arsenal and SL Benfica in the Europa League on 25th February 2021 at 23.25 IST. Both teams are looking for a round of 16 berth having had a stalemate earlier this year when they faced off against each other in Benfica for the first leg round of 32 match.

Arsenal Form & Team News

Arsenal qualified as the number one placed team from Group B winning all six games they played. They scored 20 goals in the process conceding just five times in the group stages. In the Premier League, Arsenal are placed at number ten in the points having played 25 matches. They have won ten games losing 11 and drawing four games as well. The total points that Arsenal has managed so far are 34 with a goal difference of +5. In the Europa League this season they have been close to unstoppable and are unbeaten so far into the championship.

Rob Holding and Thomas Partey are the injured players in the Arsenal squad. They will probably be sidelined from action for the next match. David Luiz might come in for Rob Holding and replace him as the centre back in the Arsenal playing XI. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicholas Pepe are in good form having scored both in the Premier League as well as the Europa league with Pepe netting three goals in just this tournament. Pepe and Joseph Willock lead the assists charts having had three assists to their name. Given the above mentioned players get into form, Arsenal should be able to coast home in the next game against SL Benfica.

SL Benfica Form & Team News

SL Benfica were placed second after their Europa League group stages after having played six games. They were part of Group D and had won three games. They are unbeaten in the league after settling for a draw in the rest of the three matches in the group stage. In the Primeira Liga, SL Benfica is sitting in the fourth position with 11 wins and six draws to go with three losses as well in the 20 games that they have played so far. They would want to end the European trophy drought with the Europa League title this season and by virtue of the start they have gotten, it doesn’t look like an impossible task.

The injury list of Benfica includes Jardel and Andre Almeida, who are likely to miss the next game against Arsenal. Jorge Costs might opt-in on the same team that faced SC Farense barring any last-minute injury concerns. Pizzi and Darvin Nunez are contributing both with goals and assists which makes it a formidable attack force going to a tough away game against Arsenal. Benfica on their day can make things happen and if Pizzi and Nunez find their footing, It’ll be hard to stop them.

Odds by Casumo

Arsenal are favourites to win this game according to the Casumo sportsbook. They are placed at 1.78 and SL Benfica at 4.20. The odds for a draw is 4.00.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Arsenal will have their noses in front considering their form in the Europa League. They stand a good chance to go all the way this season. It’s going to be an edgy game with goals from both sides but the final outcome should favour Arsenal more given their better tournament stat and also favouring them is the history between the two sides.

Tip 1: Arsenal To Win

In the last three head to head matches, Arsenal have gone on to win two games and had also drawn one game which happens to be the first leg game earlier this year. At home in this tournament, Arsenal are unbeaten in three games and not just won the game but also have scored 11 goals in three games at an avg of 3.75 goals in a game. In this tournament alone, They have won six out of the last seven games drawing one game as well. Benfica are playing out a lot of draws and also their away record in the last five matches are two losses and two draws and a win which states the inconsistency surrounding their game. Thus with the above, we can conclude that Arsenal are better placed to win this game at 1.78 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Both Teams To Score

In the last three head to head matches, Both teams Arsenal and Benfica had managed to open their accounts in all games. Arsenal’s last five matches across all competitions have had both teams scored in a total of three games. In this tournament alone Arsenal have had four games out of the last five where both the teams scored. At home in this tournament, the last two games had goals from both sides when Arsenal was playing. Benfica on the other hand have had two games out of the last three away games where both teams scored. In this tournament alone both their last two games have resulted in the two teams scoring. Both the teams scored in two of the last three matches that Benfica played. By considering these facts, both teams are more likely to score at 1.81 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.


A good game on the cards with both teams on their respective unbeaten streaks. The streak will be broken after the match nonetheless. Arsenal with their noses in front but Benfica can have a good day and the scenario might change as well. The winner goes through to the next round and possibly win the championship from thereon. Summarising a couple of bets mentioned above:

  1. Arsenal To Win @ 1.78
  2. Both Teams To Score @ 1.81

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