The prediction of Benfica and Arsenal comes before the match of the first knockout round of the Europa League. This game will be played on February 18th, at Estádio da Luz, Portugal. In this match overview, we bring you betting tips and accurate predictions of results based on the analysis of these two sides.
Benfica vs Arsenal Match Preview and Team News
Benfica hosts this game in Rome, Italy, owing to the travel restrictions between Portugal and England. In their group, Benfica finished second behind the Rangers and go to this game unbeaten in the last four matches, two being victories, and they also have two clean sheets in the process. Twice in the previous three games, Benfica has scored two or more goals and failed to score in two of the last five. In their last outing, Benfica traded first-half goals with Moreirense, drawing 1-1, and have managed just four wins in their previous ten matches. Playing as hosts, though, they’re unbeaten in 10 games (seven wins and three draws), and how this plays out in Italy remains to be seen. Adel Taarabt plays in the middle of the field, which means a lot to the team, and his experience gives the team an advantage in many games. There are a lot of exciting players on the bench. Everton enjoys the pitch, and when he receives the ball and moves towards the goal, the opponent has a problem. His most significant strength is speed.
Arsenal is coming from a win 4-2 win over Leeds United, which brought a three-match winless run to an end. Skipper Pierre Emerick Aubameyang scored a hat trick in the match and will be fired up for this one, too, if selected. Manager Mikel Arteta is likely to make changes, having rested a number of players for the win over Leeds United. Aubameyang may, however, be given a chance to continue working on his confidence after a tough season. Three of Arsenal’s last five away games have produced at least three goals, but they have three losses in the previous four. The Gunners are, however, a different side in the Europa League. Ainsley Maitland-Niles shows her talent and should be one of the leading players in the future. Nicolas Pepe showed why he was brought in, he has good dribbling, speed is his advantage, he is the starter in every game, and last season he scored several important goals.
Benfica vs Arsenal Predicted Lineups
Benfica: Vlachodimos, Goncalves, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Grimaldo,Silva, Taarabt, Weigl, Pizzi, Nunez, Seferovic.
Arsenal: Leno, Bellerin, Luiz, Gabriel, Cedric, Xhaka, Ceballos, Saka, Smith Rowe, Pepe, Aubameyang.
Benfica vs Arsenal Betting Tips and Predictions
There are no favorites in this match, and we believe that this clash could end in a draw.
Prediction for this match is the goal of both teams. They are capable of scoring against any side, and we don’t think nets will remain still.
BTTS Yes @1.65
Correct score 1:1 @6.50