Benfica vs Arsenal betting tips

SL Benfica vs Arsenal Betting Tips

SL Benfica will host Arsenal in the UEFA Europa League round of 32 clash at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome on 19th February 2021 at 01:30 IST. Both the teams will be looking to make the best of this tournament as they are struggling in their respective league.

SL Benfica Form & Team News

Benfica finished in the second position of the group D in the Europa League with three wins and three draws. They have scored a massive 18 goals and have conceded nine goals in the six Europa League matches. They are in the fourth position of the Primeira League with 38 points, They have played 19 matches and have won 11 matches, drew five and lost three matches. They are coming into this fixture with a hard fought draw against Moreirense.

Andre Almeida and Jardel are the only two players who will miss the round of 32 clash against Arsenal. Pizzi and Pedrinho might start in place of Julian Weigl and Rafa Silva, as they were benched in the last match. Pizzi is the team’s leading goal scorer with six goals and is followed by Darwin Nunez with five goals. Also, Pizzi has two assists under his belt in level with Everton. 

Arsenal Form & Team News

Arsenal are currently in the tenth position of the English Premier League with just 34 points from 24 matches. They have ten wins, ten losses and four draws in the Premier League this season. They finished at the top of group B, eight points clear of Molde. They won all the six group stage matches in the Europa League. Also, they have scored 20 goals and have conceded just five goals in the six group stage matches.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang returned after an ankle injury against Leeds and redeemed himself with a hattrick. Thomas Partey will miss the clash against Benfica as he is out with a muscle injury. He is the only absentee for this match for Arsenal. Nicolas Pepe, Joseph Willock and Edward Nketiah have all scored three goals in the Europa League this season. Even Nicolas Pepe and Joseph Willock have three assists each.

Odds by Casumo

According to the Casumo sportsbook, Arsenal are the favorites to win the match and are placed at 2.30. While the underdogs Benfica are placed at 3.00 and the draw at 3.55 odds.

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Our Tipster’s Angle

Arsenal started off poorly but are slowly finding their grove in the English Premier League and are in good goal scoring form. So this might be a high scoring encounter with a lot of goals from both ends. By looking at the teams, this might end in a stalemate.

Tip 1: Both Teams To Score

In the Europa League this season, Benfica have scored a goal in all the six matches that they have played this season. And both the teams have scored in four of the six matches. Arsenal on the other hand also have scored in all the six Europa League group stage matches. Even both teams have scored in four of the six group stage matches that Arsenal have played. Apart from that, both the teams have scored in both the head to head matches that these two have played in the Emirates Cup. So, it is more likely that both teams will score a goal at 1.62 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.

Tip 2: Total Goals Over 2.5

Benfica have scored 18 goals in the six Europa League group stage matches this season at an average of three goals per match. While Arsenal have scored 20 goals in their six group stage matches at an average of just over three goals per match. All the six group stage matches that Arsenal have played this season had over 2.5 goals scored in them. Even, over 2.5 goals were scored in all the group stage matches that Benfica played in the Europa League. A total of 13 goals were scored in the two head to head to matches and over 2.5 goals were scored in both matches. So it is more likely that over 2.5 goals will be scored at 1.79 odds available at the Casumo sportsbook.


This is a very open contest and both the teams have a chance to make it to the round of 16, but it all depends on how they perform on the road. Arsenal slightly have an edge over Benfica by looking at their current form. Summarizing a couple of bets mentioned above.

  1. Both Teams To Score @ 1.62
  2. Total Goals Over 2.5 @ 1.79

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