Early Thursday Europa League picks from Miller: Arsenal vs Benfica and Villarreal vs Red Bull Salzburg
Today is D-Day for the Gunners.
This season could completely go off the tracks in the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 if Arsenal gets knocked out by Benfica.
With Arsenal out of all the cups and languishing in 11th place in the Premier League table, today becomes a massive tie. It is 0-0 heading into the second leg, with the Gunners the “home” team despite the game being played today at the Karaiskaki Stadium in Greece due to COVID-19 protocols.
I can see no other outcome than an Arsenal win, as a score draw sees the Gunners knocked out on away goals.
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UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE ROUND OF 32 SECOND LEG EARLY GAMES
(All games 12:55 p.m. EST)
Arsenal (-120) vs. Benfica (+330), draw (+275), TUDN and
Villarreal (+130) vs. Red Bull Salzburg (+200), draw (+340), TUDNXtra and
Arsenal ML (-120)
Villareal ML (+130)