FC Basel vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League – 2017/18
The upcoming fixture of the final stage of UEFA Champions League is going to feature FC Basel and Manchester City, which promises to be a thrilling match by all means because both the teams would throw everything at each other in this game. For the home team they have qualified to this round after 6 years and the away team has been in their dream form in this season so both the teams would be determined to win this game. The away team would visit St. Jakob-Park as the favourites. The game is to be played at 1:15 AM on 14th February. The preview of the match is listed below:
When: February 14, 1:15AM IST
Where: St. Jakob-Park, Italy
FC Basel Team News:
Manchester City Team News:
Vaclik (GK), Petretta, Balanta, Suchy, Lang, Xhaka, Die, Bua, Elyounoussi, Stocker, Oberlin
Ederson (GK), Walker, Stones, Kompany, Danilo, Silva, Fernandinho, Bruyne, Silva, Aguero, Sterling
BAS – Xhaka, Bua
MCI – Sterling, Aguero, Bruyne, Silva
This is Basel’s third appearance in the Champions League round of 16. In the 2011/12 campaign they beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the home leg before being trounced 7-0 in Germany.
Basel have already beaten one Manchester side this season, overcoming Manchester United 1-0 at home in December during the group stage.
However, Manchester City are firm favourites and Pep Guardiola will want to put the game to bed in Switzerland on Tuesday. Away from home, they have only won two of their last five in all competitions but it would be a real shock if they didn’t beat Basel here.
Note: 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.