Arsenal vs Basel Odds – Wednesday 28th September 2016 – 19:45 – BT Sport
Arsenal are 4/11 with the draw at odds of 15/4 and Basel are 15/2
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Arsenal welcome Basle to the Emirates Stadium, in the second round of matches from this season’s Champions League group stage games .
Arsenal come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win against Chelsea, with goals from Sanchez (11), Walcott (14) and Ozil (40).
This was an excellent result, to keep a clean sheet and get three points coming into this match will be massive for their confidence.
They had a poor record against Chelsea prior to this result, it is a massive victory for the Gunners as they bid to prove they can be title contenders.
Great Season So Far
They have also enjoyed an excellent domestic season, they find themselves third in the Premier League with just the one defeat so far.
Their last match in the Champions League was a 1-1 draw against PSG at the Parc des Prince, with the French Champions missing a hatful of chances.
Edinson Cavani’s goal in the 1st minute gave the hosts the lead, with the Uruguayan wasting several chances after that to extend the Parisians lead.
Alexis Sanchez’ equaliser in the 77th minute gave Arsenal a share of the spoils, a point that PSG will feel they didn’t deserve.
Hard Start For Arsenal
PSG away was the hardest possible start for the Gunners, and given that they escaped with a hard-earned point they will be confident of progressing as group winners.
Arsene Wenger’s side have exited the Champions League at the last 16 stage for the last five successive seasons.
They will be targeting top spot in the group to ensure an easier tie, with the last few seasons seeing them knocked out by Barcelona and Bayern Munich.
Basel In Red Hot Form
Basel come into this game on the back of a 3-1 win away against St Gallen in the Swiss Super League.
Goals from Delgado (25), Gelmi og (75) and Seydou Doumbia (90) were enough to see the Swiss Champions register their 9th successive win this season
St Gallen took the lead in the 14th minute, with a goal from Aratore but that was as good as it got for the home side.
They find themselves top of the Swiss Premier League by a distance, with 9 wins enough to ensure a cushion of 13 points between them and Young Boys.
Great Season So Far
Such has been their dominance that they not only have the 13 point cushion, but that is effectively 14 with their +22 goal difference.
To have that after just nine games is incredible, with an average of 2.44 goals per game and that is without conceding.
They have won five of their last six games in all competitions including their opening game against Ludogorets.
Another Great Season Ahead?
They didn’t enjoy the best of campaigns in last season’s Champions League but as early as 2014/15 they got to the last 16.
Considering their resources the last 16 is an excellent achievement, if they were to progress to that stage this season would be one of the greatest achievements in their history.
Basel drew their opening game against Ludogorets, with Cafu of Ludogorets opening the scoring in the 45th minute.
Steffen equalised for the hosts in the 78th minute, to give the hosts a good start to their Champions League campaign.
They will find it very hard to cope with Arsenal at the Emirates, with the Gunners in superb form, capped off by the 3-0 win against Chelsea at the weekend.
Both teams are 8/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Arsenal are Alexis Sanchez at 100/30 with Lucas Perez at 7/2. For Basel, Marc Janko is at 17/2 with Andraz Sporar and Seydou Doumbia at 9/1.
This is the first time these two sides have met in European competition.
Arsenal vs Basel Odds
Tip 1 – Sanchez to score first @ 100/30
Tip 2 – Arsenal to win 3-1 @ 9/1
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