The upcoming match of round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League will see the clash of FC Basel and Manchester City for the second leg as the first leg ended with a scintillating victory for Manchester City with 4 goals to nil. The second leg of this fixture is expected to be a one sided match given the current form of the hosts for this season; they have been one of the best teams across Europe. Manchester City comes to this game with a huge lead and only a probability of 1% remains for the visitors to score 5 goals in this game without conceding any goal.
When and where –
This match is to be played at Etihad Stadium, home ground of Manchester City. The ground has a capacity of 61, 000 and it is expected to have a slight drizzle which would only add to the excitement of the game for players and fans alike. The game is to be played at 1:15 AM (IST) on March 8, 2018 and this match will be available to watch in Sony LIV app.
Manchester City – W W L W W W
FC Basel – L W L L L D
Manchester City Won – 1
FC Basel Won – 0
Not Decided – 0
Benjamin Mendy and Fernandinho are sidelined for this game for the hosts. Raheem Sterling remains doubtful because he is yet to make full recovery to play this game. Fabian Delph, Claudio Bravo, Yaya Toure and Gabriel Jesus are expected to start the game on the front.
Eder Balanta and Germano Vailati remain doubtful for this game because of their respective injuries. A lot of squad rotation is expected because the coach would like to change the playing XI who conceded four goals in the first leg of this fixture. If Balanta cannot make it in the time of the game then Taulant Xhaka is expected to feature in his place.
Manchester City – Bravo (GK), Delph, Kompany, Stones, Danilo, Bruyne, Toure, Foden, Sane, Jesus, Silva
FC Basel – Vaclik (GK), Xhaka, Lacroix, Suchy, Petretta, Die, Zuffi, Lang, Steffen, Oberlin, Elyounoussi
*G – Goals, A – Assists
This is going to be a one sided affair because the form Manchester City is in at the moment would thrash any other team who would come to their path and their victory. FC Basel will try to do everything but Manchester City is going to have the last laugh after this game.
THIS BAS VS MCI MATCH PREVIEW IS BASED ON OUR RESEARCH AND UNDERSTANDING FROM VARIOUS NEWS SOURCES. YOU CAN SELECT YOUR OWN PLAYING 11 ON THE BASIS OF TEAM NEWS.