Champions League Betting Prediction | Back Arsenal to win with Skybet!Published September 26, 2016
Basel have a strong record against English opposition, but the Swiss side look likely to struggle against an in-form Arsenal side at the Emirates. The Gunners are coming off the back of a magnificent 3-0 win over Chelsea at the weekend. It was a performance that had many people doing that thing where they talk about its significance as though it’s a huge turning point.
But remember their similar demolition of Louis van Gaal’s United last season, almost at the exact same stage of the season too. It was an early onslaught that did their opponents in then as well. Should Basel expect Arsene Wenger’s men to burst from the blocks on Wednesday evening?
Of course, they should. That’s why the likes of Mesut Ozil, Alex Iwobi and Alexis Sanchez could find them a little tough to break down at first. While we would expect them to be in front by the break, there’s more joy to be had with a clean sheet option. With the way Mustafi and Koscielny handled Diego Costa, they should be able to contain Basel’s atttackers.