It's time for episode two of the Arsenal - Benfica 16th Finals battle

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Competition: Europe Europa League
Competition: Thu 25.February
Match begins: 17:55 (UTC)
Venue: Emirates Stadium (60272 seats)

It's time to decide the outcome of the Europa League 16th Finals meeting between Arsenal and Benfica. Get ready for the match with this full betting preview!

It's no vacation for neither Arsenal nor Benfica as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

Benfica have a very long trip to this away game, as there's more than 2100 kilometers in distance to cover. This could prove a challenge, at least for the supporters.

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Arsenal form and stats

Last season their Europa League adventure ended in the 16th finals.

Arsenal have played 13 Premier League games at their own stadium so far this season, resulting in 5-3-5 (wins-draws-losses). This match is a Europa League match, and the hometeam has the total statistics 6 wins, 1 draw and 0 losses in this competition.

Arsenal's previous game was also a home match, the defeat 0-1 versus Manchester City. 1-1 away at Benfica before that.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Arsenal matches with similar probabilities have ended with zero wins, two draws and zero defeats (from two games).

The manager M. Arteta Amatriain will start preparations for the next game as soon this is finished, as the hosts are going to Leicester City in only three days.

Arsenal has scored 16 league goals at home this season, in 13 matches. It's worth mentioning that 11 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. 14 goals have been conceded.

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Benfica form and stats

Benfica was sent out of Europa League in the 16th finals last season.

The story so far for the visiting team on their Primeira Liga travels is 4 wins, 4 draws and 2 defeats. Total Europa League statistics for Benfica: 3 wins, 4 draws and 0 losses. Two points from the last two away games for Benfica, which the math geniuses among you will translate to two draws.

Benfica are the visiting side once again, their previous game being the 0-0 draw at Farense. A 1-1 draw was the result before that, hosting Arsenal in the Europa League.

After this away game Benfica return home for a Primeira Liga game against Rio Ave. That game is only four sleeps after this.

The travelling fans enjoy Benfica's attacking play in away games, having scored 15 goals in 10 league matches away. It's worth mentioning that 8 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (9 so far). It's worth mentioning that 6 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

The dueling parties have met before this season: Benfica - Arsenal 1-1.

Top Goalscorers

ArsenalA. Lacazette
A. Lacazette
8 goals
ArsenalP. Aubameyang
P. Aubameyang
8 goals
BenficaH. Seferović
H. Seferović
8 goals

Arsenal missing players

Benfica missing players

Arsenal Benfica
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
25 13   Played P   14 25
10 5   Won W   5 12
5 3   Drew D   6 10
10 5   Lost L   3 3
37 19   Scored S   20 43
28 16   Conceded C   14 19
88% 85%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   93% 92%
68% 69%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   79% 84%
52% 54%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   43% 44%
28% 31%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   29% 24%
16% 23%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   0% 4%
44% 46%   BTTS BTTS   57% 52%
32% 31%   Clean Sheets C S   29% 40%
36% 38%   Failed to Score F T   21% 16%
 
0 0   Corners for (avg) C F   0 0
0 0   Corners against (avg) C A   0 0
1.4 1.5   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2.4 1.8
5 2   Red cards R C   0 0
 
13.3 14.5   Shots (avg) S (   11.5 12.6
4.6 5   Shots on Target (avg) S O   4.4 4.8
32% 29%   Goal Efficiency G E   32% 36%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Manchester City 25 18 5 2 50 15 12 9 2 1 25 7 13 9 3 1 25 8 35 59
2 Manchester United 25 14 7 4 53 32 13 6 3 4 28 19 12 8 4 0 25 13 21 49
3 Leicester City 25 15 4 6 44 27 12 6 1 5 19 16 13 9 3 1 25 11 17 49
4 West Ham United 25 13 6 6 39 29 13 7 3 3 21 15 12 6 3 3 18 14 10 45
5 Chelsea 25 12 7 6 41 25 12 6 4 2 23 11 13 6 3 4 18 14 16 43
6 Liverpool 25 11 7 7 45 34 13 7 2 4 22 16 12 4 5 3 23 18 11 40
7 Everton 24 12 4 8 37 33 12 4 2 6 17 20 12 8 2 2 20 13 4 40
8 Aston Villa 23 11 3 9 37 26 11 5 1 5 20 16 12 6 2 4 17 10 11 36
9 Tottenham Hotspur 24 10 6 8 37 27 12 5 3 4 17 13 12 5 3 4 20 14 10 36
10 Arsenal 25 10 4 11 31 26 13 5 3 5 16 14 12 5 1 6 15 12 5 34
11 Wolverhampton Wanderers 25 9 6 10 26 32 13 5 4 4 15 14 12 4 2 6 11 18 -6 33
12 Leeds United 24 10 2 12 40 43 11 4 2 5 16 16 13 6 0 7 24 27 -3 32
13 Southampton 24 8 6 10 31 40 13 5 2 6 17 16 11 3 4 4 14 24 -9 30
14 Crystal Palace 24 8 5 11 27 42 12 4 3 5 14 21 12 4 2 6 13 21 -15 29
15 Burnley 25 7 7 11 18 30 13 4 4 5 10 14 12 3 3 6 8 16 -12 28
16 Brighton & Hove Albion 24 5 11 8 25 30 12 1 7 4 11 15 12 4 4 4 14 15 -5 26
17 Newcastle United 25 7 4 14 26 43 12 4 2 6 15 21 13 3 2 8 11 22 -17 25
18 Fulham 25 4 10 11 21 32 13 2 4 7 8 17 12 2 6 4 13 15 -11 22
19 West Bromwich Albion 25 2 8 15 19 55 12 1 4 7 8 32 13 1 4 8 11 23 -36 14
20 Sheffield United 25 3 2 20 15 41 12 2 1 9 9 18 13 1 1 11 6 23 -26 11
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Sporting CP 20 17 3 0 42 10 10 8 2 0 20 5 10 9 1 0 22 5 32 54
2 Sporting Braga 20 14 1 5 37 20 10 8 1 1 18 8 10 6 0 4 19 12 17 43
3 Porto 19 12 5 2 43 21 10 7 2 1 23 11 9 5 3 1 20 10 22 41
4 Benfica 20 11 6 3 33 17 10 7 2 1 18 8 10 4 4 2 15 9 16 39
5 Pacos de Ferreira 20 11 5 4 28 17 10 7 2 1 16 8 10 4 3 3 12 9 11 38
6 Vitoria Guimaraes 20 9 5 6 25 21 10 4 1 5 11 15 10 5 4 1 14 6 4 32
7 Santa Clara 20 7 4 9 20 23 9 2 2 5 7 11 11 5 2 4 13 12 -3 25
8 Moreirense 20 6 7 7 18 24 10 3 5 2 12 13 10 3 2 5 6 11 -6 25
9 Rio Ave 20 5 7 8 16 23 10 3 3 4 9 10 10 2 4 4 7 13 -7 22
10 Belenenses 20 4 9 7 11 16 11 3 5 3 10 10 9 1 4 4 1 6 -5 21
11 Nacional 20 5 6 9 19 26 10 3 3 4 13 15 10 2 3 5 6 11 -7 21
12 Tondela 20 6 3 11 21 34 10 6 2 2 12 9 10 0 1 9 9 25 -13 21
13 Portimonense 20 5 4 11 18 26 9 4 2 3 11 8 11 1 2 8 7 18 -8 19
14 Gil Vicente 20 5 4 11 16 26 10 3 2 5 8 10 10 2 2 6 8 16 -10 19
15 Farense 20 4 6 10 22 29 11 3 4 4 14 13 9 1 2 6 8 16 -7 18
16 Boavista 20 3 9 8 20 32 10 2 2 6 7 16 10 1 7 2 13 16 -12 18
17 Famalicao 20 4 6 10 18 32 10 1 4 5 9 19 10 3 2 5 9 13 -14 18
18 Maritimo 19 5 2 12 18 28 9 2 2 5 6 12 10 3 0 7 12 16 -10 17

Read more about Europa League

The UEFA Europa League, abbreviated as UEL and commonly referred to as just the Europa League, is an annual football club competition organised by UEFA. It is the second-tier competition for football clubs in Europa, beneath the UEFA Champions League in value and importance. Teams qualify through their performance in their national leagues and cup competitions. Some teams qualify from the Champions League; more precisely the teams who are knocked out in the playoff qualifying round and the third-place finishers of the group stage. The winner of the Europa League qualifies for the Champions League in their next competitive season.