Arsenal vs Benfica by Marlo
Arsenal will have title aspirations this season and will be eager to put in a strong performance here.
They are coming off a 1-0 defeat to New York Red Bulls but situation is different here.
On the other hand, Benfica has been enduring some miserbale preparation for the new season, losing 4 of their 5 warm ups.
Gunners has brought new players to the club with star signing being Sanchez. Benfica has been unable to replace key players and are much weakened as a result
Marsielle, Sporting, Ajax, Bilbao are all below the quality of the Gunners and with expectations high and home support expected in abundance, I can't see past Gunners putting on a show and winning by a few here to add further woe to Benfica's situation.
Head to head matchups are in favour of Benfica with 1 win in 3 games with 2 draws but these were under different circumstances.
I will take a chance here as odds definitely worthwhile and back the Gunners to cover a -1 Handicap.
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