FC Basel 1893 vs. Arsenal: Champions League Match Prediction

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2016-2017 UEFA Champions League Match Prediction

Match Venue: St. Jakob-Park
Match Date: 7 December 2016

12BET (Football Tips) The Gunners will be determine to snatch a win if they want to dethrone PSG from the top spot, FC Basel 1893 will be the sacrifice.

Head to Head Match

09/28/2016      Arsenal 2:0 FC Basel 1893

 

Team Analysis

FC Basel 1893

Urs Fischer;s men still have a chance to claim a spot in UEFA Europa League knock-out stage if they will be able to conceal goals on their rally against the English giant. Their rally over Ludogoretz Razgrad has ended with a goalless stalemate result. Basel is tied in terms of points to the Bulgarian squad who’s currently seated on the third spot.

The Swiss side has the stadium advantage which will bring them the confidence that they need to surpass the heat that their visitors is about to give them. Everyone will look forward on how Luca Zuffi and Renado Stefan turn their fate the other way around.

This will be their last chance to prove why they make it on the Champions League and that they are not just the best in their domestic fight.

Arsenal

The Gunners fate in the competition will depend on them having a successful win against the Swiss and the Saints losing their game against the Bulgarian club. This is pretty much a challenging and important match-up if they want to own the number one spot on their group standing.

Arsene Wenger’s men had a rough journey on the way here, but managed to bounce back after outclassing West Ham with a 1-5 away win on Premier League. This will surely boost their confidence as they try to thrash the host just like what happened in their first meet-up this season. The battle for the top spot is on, and it will surely be an interesting game as Arsenal aimed to bounce back after a frustrating draw result against Paris Saint Germain last month.

The team will count on Alexis Sanchez who made an impressive hat trick in their most recent game. The English team is equipped with great players on the field which will give their contenders a hard time on stopping them from creating a play.

Prediction

Both teams ambition will drive them to make some impressive run in this game. Arsenal is already qualified on the next round but they want to redeem back the top spot before the group stage comes to an end.

Playing in front of their supporters will help Basel to make their way on Europa League compared to the chances of Razgrad who will play against PSG away from home.

The English club will be the favorite to win this game, but there’s only a small chances for them to become the front runner in their cluster.

Arsenal 2.13 (this odd might change)

Score: 1-3

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