UEL Preview: Benfica vs Arsenal, Key-stats, Line-ups, Odds, Prediction

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang-Arsenal

Arsenal travel to Italy for their Europa League game against Benfica later this week.

Stadium: Stadio Olimpico

Key Statistics

Arsenal have scored at least 3 goals in their last 5 matches (Europa League).

Arsenal have won their last 6 matches (Europa League).

Benfica have scored in each of their last 3 matches against Arsenal. 


The Gunners are coming into this game on the back of a thrilling 4-2 win over Leeds United and they will be confident of picking up a win here.

Arsenal have been inconsistent form in the recent weeks and the win over Leeds was their first in the last four matches in all competitions.

However, the performance against Leeds was very positive and it would be fair to assume that the Gunners will cause problems for the Benfica defence here.

Possible Arsenal line-ups

Bernd Leno; Hector Bellerin, David Luiz, Gabriel Magalhaes, Cedric Soares; Granit Xhaka, Dani Ceballos; Bukayo Saka, Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.


Benfica are unbeaten in five of their last six matches and they will fancy their chances of pulling off an upset here.

The Portuguese side have a very poor record against Arsenal and they have conceded ten goals against the London club in their last two meetings.

They will be hoping to make amends here and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.

Possible Benfica lineup:  

Odysseas Vlachodimos; Diogo Goncalves, Otamendi, Vertonghen, Alejandro Grimaldo; Rafa Silva, Adel Taarabt, Julian Weigl, Pizzi; Darwin Nunez, Haris Seferovic

Betting Odds


Arsenal are the better team and key players like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have managed to hit peak form once again. They will be the favourites to pick up a win here. It should be a close match but the away side are likely to emerge victorious in the end.

Benfica 1-2 Arsenal