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Arsenal FC vs. FC Basel 1893: Prediction, Match Preview 28/09/2016

The Match Is Over. Score: 2:0
Arsenal FC vs. FC Basel 1893: Prediction, Match Preview 28/09/2016

Arsenal FC vs. FC Basel Match Preview:

We could not get around this match in our Champions League Predictions as mighty Arsenal is about to take Swiss Basel in its own walls of the "Emirates Stadium" as part of the CL second round. Both teams are now displaying decent football: the Gunners are in the top three of the Premier League standings, while Basel is already possible to deliver another champion title in the Swiss Super League.

Kick-off: 19:45 CET (UK Time), September 28, 2016.
Match status: EUROPE: Champions League - Group A - Round 2.
Venue: "Emirates Stadium" in London, England.
Referee: Danny Makkelie from the Netherlands.

Arsenal FC: Team News

Arsenal have overgrown with muscles, otherwise it is hard to call. Arsene Wenger's team had not lost in the last five of their matches: in the championship of England's victory over Southampton, Hull City and Chelsea in the English League Cup finished with Nottingham Forest bastard composition with a score of 4: 0, and in the first round of the Champions League played in exit draw with PSG. In the upcoming game Arsenal - a clear favorite and it's hard not to agree.

FC Basel: Team News

As well Basel drew the first round match of the Champions League. At home the Swiss champions were unable to handle the Bulgarian champion. Basel and Ludogorets played with the score of 1:1. Now their asset contains one point in the Champions League, and this situation makes Urs Fischer's men to go to London for more as in case of defeat their tournament situation would deteriorate for the RotBlaue. In the championship of Switzerland in Basel is doing just fine: 27 points after 9 rounds played and the first place in the standings with a 13-point handicap from nearest pursuer.

Possible starting lineups of the teams:

Arsenal FC: David Ospina - Laurent Koscielny (c), Nacho Monreal, Shkodran Mustafi, Héctor Bellerín - Granit Xhaka, Santi Cazorla - Mesut Özil, Alex Iwobi, Theo Walcott - Alexis Sánchez (4-2-3-1 formation)

FC Basel: Tomás Vaclik - Marek Suchy, Michael Lang, Eder Balanta, Adama Traoré - Taulant Xhaka - Birkir Bjarnason, Luca Zuffi, Matías Delgado (c), Renato Steffen - Marc Janko (4-1-4-1 formation)

Missing players of Arsenal FC and FC Basel:

Arsenal FC: Aaron Ramsey (Thigh Injury), Gabriel Paulista (Injured), Danny Welbeck (Knee Injury), Per Mertesacker (Knee Injury), Francis Coquelin (Knee Injury) Olivier Giroud (Suspended), Carl Jenkinson (Unfit).

FC Basel: Manuel Akanji, Kevin Bua (Both are injured).

Interesting facts and streaks:

  • FC Basel 1893 have tied their last 3 matches (UEFA Champions League).

Arsenal FC vs. FC Basel: Match Preview

Basel is never regarded as an easy opponent, and Arsenal, even in spite of the home-field advantage, will not be easy to match the Swiss. Even if points are not to come to Fisher's team in the upcoming game, then they are to get the Gunners nerves rocked for sure.

Our free Match Preview and pick for Arsenal FC - FC Basel fixture:
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Main Match Predictions:
Full Time Outcome:Basel Handicap +1.5 @ 1.79 (4/5)
Possible Score:1:0 - Arsenal to win @ 9.00 (8/1)
Konstantin Sboiev
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