Arsenal vs Basel
UEFA Champions League – Group A
Date: Wednesday, 28th September, 2016,
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK,
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London.
After a delightful London derby against Chelsea on Saturday evening, Arsenal will be hosting Basel at Emirates stadium on Wednesday night as they hope to build on the win against Conte’s men to go top of the Champions League Group A clash.
Arsenal extended their superb form on Saturday as they defeated their biggest London Rivals Chelsea. Wenger’s side humiliated the London Blues at Emirate Stadium, they brutalized them 3-0.
Arsenal stated the game with maximum force, they scored all 3 goals before half time. Sanchez opened the rally in the 11th minute, while Walcott doubled their lead in the 14th minute, before M. Ozil finished it off in the 40th minute. They now hope to maintain their winning streak in this game.
Basel been in the best of form, their draw against Ludogorets in the Champions league was their first game without a win. They are currently on top of Swiss Super League table with 27 points from 9 games.
Basel will enter the game from a 3-1 away win against St. Gallen, with goals from Delgado, S. Doumbia and an own goal from R. Gelmi made up Basel’s goals while M. Aratore scored St. Gallen’s only goal. They will ready themselves for a win in this game to maintain their good form this season.
Arsenal vs Basel: Head to Head Statistics
The two teams will be playing each other for the first time, they haven’t played each other in the past.
Arsenal vs Basel: Prediction
Both teams have been in an unbeaten run, Arsenal are on 7 games unbeaten run, they have won 5 and drawn 2. They are currently on a 3-game winning streak and have kept clean sheets in in their last 2 games. Arsenal have scored at least 3 goals in each of their last 3 games.
Basel on the other hand are unbeaten in all competitions since the start of the season, they have won 11 games and drawn 1. They are on a 3-game winning streak.
The two teams are in top form, and the game could go either way. But Arsenal’s scoring ability shown in recent games coupled with the fact they are playing at home, they are the favourites in this game. And expect them to come out with another comfortable win.
Arsenal vs Basel: Tips
Arsenal to win First Half at 1.83 (5/6)
Over 2.5 goals at 1.53 (8/15).