Arsenal vs Benfica TV channel, live stream, time, team news, odds and head-to-head


Arsenal host Benfica on Thursday night (Picture: Getty Images)

Arsenal host Benfica on Thursday evening as they vie for a place in the last 16 of the Europa League at the Emirates.

The first leg was held at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome and finished 1-1 after Bukayo Saka cancelled out an opener from Pizzi,

Neither team is in the best form, with Benfica now drawing their last three games and sitting fourth in the Primeira Liga, while the Gunners have won just one of their last six.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is keen to go deep in the Europa League, with their Premier League campaign underwhelming to say the least as they are currently 11th.

‘It’s a big season and a really important game, mentally and confidence-wise,’ said Arteta.

‘It’s going to dictate if we’re in another competition for a few more weeks. This is really what we need.’

When is Arsenal vs Benfica?

The match kicks-off at 5.55pm on Thursday 25 February at the Emirates Stadium.

What TV channel is Arsenal vs Benfica on and is there a live stream?

BT Sport 1 will be showing the game live with coverage starting at 5.30pm. Subscribers can stream the action on BT Sport Player or on the BT Sport app.

Arsenal vs Benfica team news

Rob Holding is out after suffering concussion in the defeat to Mancehster City at the weekend.

Thomas Partey is still struggling for fitness and will be put through a late test to see if he is available.

Otherwise, Arteta has a fully fit squad to choose from.

Arsenal vs Benfica odds

4/5 Arsenal
29/10 Draw
18/5 Benfica

Odds courtesy of Betfair



Arsenal vs Benfica head-to-head

18 Feb 2021: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal – Europa League
06 Nov 1991: Arsenal 1-3 Benfica – European Cup
23 Oct 1991: Benfica 1-1 Arsenal – European Cup


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