Manchester City vs Basel Champions League round of 16 : Odds & Prediction

By Pavithran Chidambaram

December 19, 2018

Man City vs Basel

With a dream campaign, this season Man City will look forward to cruise over Basel and prove to be the favorites to lift the Silverware. While the latter is no coward having never lost a match in the competition in knockout stages at home and with a best run ever in the competition having won four of their last five games and defeating Manchester United at their Home. Pep will be playing the strongest possible eleven and more defensive one as they never kept a clean sheet in their away games. The Winter addition Aymeric Laporte would possibly make his debut in UCL and Sane will most possibly return after his injury. Basel may peel the skin of Man City in counter-attacks and defensive errors. Having a deadly combo of De Bruyne and Aguero, Man City will create an Aerial Threat coupled with Sane and Sterling’s Pace counter-attack’s comes in hand.

No matter what there can be only one winner, the Champions or a Surprise ?????????

GAME INFO

Competition/Round: UEFA Champions League, Round of 16 1st leg

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, 7.45pm GMT (UK), 1.15am IST (India, next day)

Venue: St. Jakob-Park, Basel, Switzerland

Referee: Jonas Eriksson (SWE)

POSSIBLE LINEUPS

Man City (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Bernardo, Agüero, Sterling

Basel (3-4-3): Vaclík; Lacroix, Suchý, Balanta; Lang, Frei, Xhaka, Petretta; Elyounoussi, Wolfswinkel, Oberlin

Man City injuries: Gabriel Jesus, Benjamin Mendy

FC Basel injuries: Germano Vailati, Luca Zuffi

Prediction:

Man City 2:0 Basel

MOTM: Aguero

Basel have a great season but it will be Man City at the end, in other words, Sky is Always Blueeeeeeeeeeee

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