Group A of the Champions League offers two very interesting duels, although the teams don’t face each other directly: Arsenal and PSG are battling for first place, while Basel and Ludogorets are eyeing third place.
Basel faces Arsenal at home and knows they need to obtain a better result than Ludogorets in order to win 3rd place. Will they be able to do so?
Basel vs Arsenal – 06/12/2016
FT Result: Basel 3.50 or 5/2 Draw 3.60 or 13/5 Arsenal 2.15 or 23/20
Total Goals Over/Under 2.5: Over 1.80 or 4/5 Under 2.00 or 1/1
Both Teams To Score: Yes 1.66 or 4/6 No 2.10 or 11/10
Sadly for them, they face on of the best teams on the continent. Arsenal has only lost against Southampton in the League Cup and on the opening day of the season against Liverpool – apart from these two wrong steps, the team avoided defeat in all their games.
They come after a commanding 5-0 victory over West Ham during the weekend, and although they miss several players through injuries (Cazorla, Bellerin, Debouchy, Mertesacker, Coquelin), they should be more than able to field a decent squad.
Xhaka, Iwobi or Oxlade-Chamberlain are the kind of players who love games like this – since they need to compete for the first eleven.
On the other hand, Basel knows they are playing their last chance against the Gunners. They aren’t coming after a great string of games, but have produced great results against English clubs in the past – especially when they needed them.
Sadly, they have to one-up the result from the other game – so is PSG beat the Bulgarians, they need at least a draw – and if Ludogorets somehow wins, they are automatically disqualified.
Basel vs Arsenal Betting Tips
Thus, we believe that Basel will give everything they have, and will at least score against Arsenal. Furthermore, a “both teams to score bet” is a good idea here, since we are all aware of the Gunner’s great offensive record.
If you’re looking for a very safe bet, Arsenal or Draw is another great idea, since we don’t believe Basel can really outplay their opponents.
Both Teams To Score – Yes @ 1.74 or 20/27 with 138
Arsenal Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 3.60 or 13/5 with Unibet
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