The teams of Arsenal and Benfica will meet at Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece for the return leg of their Europa League clash of the last-32 stage on Thursday. Both sides have always found a way to score in the previous six times when facing each other.
Arsenal vs Benfica Head to Head
|Head to Head||Last game||Last games||Last games home/away|
|Arsenal||Draw||2 W/ 3 D/ 1 L||2 W/ 1 D/ 0 L|
|Benfica||Draw||1 W/ 3 D/ 2 L||0 W/ 1 D/ 2 L|
Last game between the teams: 18.02.2021 Europa League: Benfica – Arsenal 1:1; Pizzi 55’(penalty); Bukayo Saka 57’
Last game at this venue: 29.07.2017 Emirates Cup: Arsenal – Benfica 5:2; Theo Walcott 24’, 32’, Lisandro Lopez 52’(own goal), Olivier Giroud 64’, Alex Iwobi 70’; Franco Cervi 11’, Eduardo Salvio 39’
Worth mentioning: There was no winner when Benfica and Arsenal faced last week at the neutral Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy as the game finished in 1:1 stalemate. Both sides have met on a total of six times, with the first ever encouter dating thirty years ago to 1991. The Gunners have a slight advantage in the H2H clashes, winning two, compared the to Portuguese single triumph. None of the six games have ended in a win for the visiting sides, but they have always managed to score. Three of the matches featured over 2,5 goals, while all six witnessed goals at both ends.
Arsenal vs Benfica Stats
|As of 23.02||Last game||Last 10 games||Last 5 games home/away|
|Arsenal||Loss||3 W/ 3 D/ 4 L||2 W/ 2 D/ 1 L|
|Benfica||Draw||3 W/ 5 D/ 2 L||1 W/ 2 D/ 2 L|
Last game Arsenal: 21.02.2021 Premier League: Arsenal – Manchester City 0:1; Raheem Sterling 2’
Top performers Arsenal: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 10 goals 1 assist, Alexandre Lacazette 9 goals 2 assists, Bukayo Saka 6 goals 2 assists.
Next game Arsenal: 28.02.2021 Premier League: Leicester – Arsenal
Last game Benfica: 21.02.2021 Primeira Liga: Farense – Benfica 0:0
Top performers Benfica: Pizzi 11 goals 1 assist, Darwin Nunez 9 goals 7 assists, Haris Seferovic 8 goals 3 assists.
Next game Benfica: 01.03.2021 Primeira Liga: Benfica – Rio Ave
|Last 10 games||GF:GA||Over 2.5 goals||BTTS||Clean sheets|
Worth mentioning: Arsenal lost with a slender 0:1 when facing Manchester City at home on Sunday. The Gunners are on a poor form, winning just one of the previous six matches across all tournaments, while allowing three defeats in the process. Only two of the English team last eleven meetings were won by the visiting sides, while the hosts triumphed five times for the period. Arsenal have managed to score more than a goal just once in the last six clashes, coinciding their their single victory. Two of their last five encounters produced over 2,5 goals, as three saw both involved teams to score.
Benfica were held to a boring goalless draw away to Faresne on the weekend. All of the Eagles last three matches have ended with that same outcome, with both of the previous two ending in 1:1 stalemates. The team is unbeaten in six consecutive clashes, but won only two of those. Only one of Benfica’s last eleven encounters was won by the away sides, with the Eagles conceding more than a goal just once for the period. One of the Portuguese team last five outings resulted in over 2,5 goals, while three witnessed goals at both ends.
Arsenal vs Benfica News
Missing players Arsenal: Rob Holding and Thomas Partey are doubtful.
Missing players Benfica: Andre Almeida and Jardel are injured.
Arsenal vs Benfica Predictions
Arsenal to win – 1.80 @ bet365