Arsenal and Benfica will play today in a match of League Europe, 1st leg on round 32 trying to get a win and to feel more comfortable in the next match in this tournament.
Arsenal ranked 11th in the middle of the table, while they start the season very well with 4 wins and 1 draw with a total of 5 games. Then they don’t show the expected form from their fans and managers and drop to the middle of the table with not very well performed, especially in the last games. Arsenal will try to continue in LEague Europe because they can make smth more in this tournament, seems in Premier League the difference from top6 become bigger and I think they will concentrate in European League. The Gunners would normally have a full Emirates stadium with fans for their home legs, but this tie will be played in an empty stadium. Besides this Arsenal has a little advantage, no matter without fans on the stadium, because they make better games at Emirates at all in statistics in recent years.
Benfica ranked 5th in Portugal Premier League. The difference for 2nd Porto is 5 points, while from the 1st team Sporting CP is 15 points, so they will try to get close to 2nd place, but need more points and more wins till end of Premier League season 2020/2021 year. Benfica’s recent form is not ver strong, as the Portuguese giants have only won 3 of their last 11 matches in all competitions and a Primeira Liga title charge is seemingly out of the question, so they maybe will try to battle for 2nd place, but here they need to put an effort to get smth for this match with Arsenal. I think a draw will also be good for them because next match will be on their home stadium. Benfica will try to win an and this will be their main aim in this match, so I expect to try to score on away ground as much as possible.
The prediction for this match will be for more, than 2 goals. as I think Arsenal and Benfica will score in this match. The odds are different in top bookmakers, but you can expect 1.80 average odds for over 2.5 goals.
Prediction – over 2.5 with odd 1.82 from Melbet