Basel vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
What a great football match in Basel where Swiss champions takes on Premier League leader and we will enjoy in fantastic football with lots of excitements and thrills.
Basel make big success with qualifying for the knockout stage and all players are highly motivated for this home game with Manchester City. They like to play aggressive football in attack, but this time they will have a hard job to score. Basel have scored in 93% of their home games this season, but for this game their main objective will be fast counterattacks. They are in good run and have actually won nine of their last ten competitive games. This is the third time Basel have made the last 16 of the competition, having qualified for the group stage eight times since 1992.
On the other side Manchester City won their first five group games to wrap up qualification to the knockout stages before losing on the final matchday. They like to play offensive and attractive football and have scored 14 goals in the group phase. Sterling scored four goals in process and with De Bruyne and Aguero in attack we expect from Citizens to play attractive football on Tuesday night. They play very well away from the home this season and 13 of their 20 away games this season have seen at least three goals.
Basel coach Raphaël Wicky: "They're an unbelievably strong team. When we have the ball, we have to have the courage to use it."
Manchester City manager Josep Guardiola: "Basel are strong and well-organised at the back, and good on the counterattack. Our goal is to do better than we did last season, which means going through to the quarter-finals."
Basel don't have many missing players for the match against the Citizens. Germano Vailati is injured and he can;t play on Tuesday night. Luca Zuffi is not fully fit and he is doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side Manchester City have several missing players for the match, but they don't have big injury concerns. Benjamin Mendy and Gabriel Jesus are injured and they can't play their team against Basel. Fabian Delph, Leroy Sané and David Silva are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready to play.
Possible starting lineups
Basel: Vaclik; Petretta, Balanta, Suchy, Lang; Die, Xhaka; Bua, Elyounoussi, Stocker; Oberlin
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Kompany, Danilo; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Aguero, Silva
Basel vs Manchester City Prediction
We expect one dynamic and open game with lots of scoring chances, especially for Manchester City. Basel finished Group stage on the second place with four wins and in four games have kept a clean sheet. It will be their main objective for this game, but it will not be an easy job. On the other side Man City like to play offensive and aggressive in attack and they will try to score from the first minute. They are coming to St. Jakob Park to win the game and they must be absolute favorites for that. They have won five games in the Group stage, and have lost just one in the last round, but it was not important game for them. We will enjoy in interesting game with lots of excitements and you shouldn't miss to bet on.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Basel vs Manchester City Prediction: Man City to win. We expect from Citizens to keep a clean sheet and to score exactly two goals. Our risky bet for the match goes on correct score 0-2. If you want to bet on goalscorer then can try with bet on Kevin De Bruyne to score. Also we expect over 5.5 corners for the visitors. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.