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Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparision

(13) 10 Goals 13 (20)
(6) 4 Assists 11 (15)
(6.7) 6.9 Average Ratings 7.1 (6.9)
26.2 Average Age 27.1
180.3 Average Height (cm) 180
(1) 1.1 Shots pg 1.1 (1)
(44%) 45% Aerial Duel Success 63% (55%)
(1.1) 1.1 Dribbles pg 1.5 (1.5)
(1.5) 1.3 Tackles pg 1.4 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Champions League Final Stage.

Missing Players

Player Reason Status Rating
Germano Vailati Out N/A
Luca Zuffi Doubtful 7.05
Player Reason Status Rating
Benjamin Mendy Out 6.84
Gabriel Jesus Out 6.81
Fabian Delph Doubtful 7.04
Leroy Sané Doubtful 6.82
David Silva Doubtful 6.76

Team News

  • FC Basel played a 3-4-3 formation throughout the group stage of the Champions League but the loss of their best defender Manuel Akanji, who joined Borussia Dortmund in January, may force them into a back four.
  • Renato Steffen also moved to Germany during the winter break, but Valentin Stocker returned to the club in January and should play on the right instead.
  • Luca Zuffi is a doubt for the home side and may not recover in time for the first leg, while Germano Vailati is sidelined.
  • Leroy Sané and Fabian Delph were pictured in training ahead of Tuesday's match against Basel but it remains to be seen whether this match will come too soon for the duo.
  • David Silva failed to overcome injury in time to face Leicester on Saturday and remains a doubt for the away side here, although is expected to feature.
  • John Stones and Vincent Kompany will push for starts at centre-back after being named on the bench at the weekend, while Phil Foden is another option after making his comeback against the Foxes.
  • Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko battle for a starting role at left-back in Switzerland with Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph still sidelined.

Prediction

  • 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.
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User Predictions

Comments (27)

 
  • Basel is about to become a second team in the history of football to go through to the next stage in Champions League after losing first leg game 4-0 /s

  • @fervour21 I had toast for breakfast this morning, was quite good...

  • aguero hat trick calling it right now.

  • @RemyLebeu Doubt it. He'll probably get subbed out. I dont see Pep risking his only world class striker when the game/tie are wrapped up

  • @khonda oh yeah forgot about that and he did take him off so you were correct

  • well done basil for selling your best defender akanji now you are paying the price with a demolition job by man city

  • 1-3

  • 2-2

  • Basel score 1-2 goal

  • basel 0-2 Man City

  • Over25 is my pick.

  • @KNG Over 25 is quite daring but with ManCity you never know, they might score 24 ...

  • I think City to lose here 7:0! :))) Go on Basil!

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  • Man city to beat Basel 4-1. Basel will attack at home and this will be good for Man City who should find plenty of space for their passing.

  • Card under 4.5

  • Another training match for Man City ...0:4

  • 1-3 or 1-4

  • 0-4 CITY

  • Manchester City win...exciting team to watch... playing away they will be cautious not to concede too many goals,...with Aguero on fire and De Bruyne accurate passing i see them one foot in the quarter finals before the return fixture.

  • Manchester City win... exciting team to watch, they are on a good run and they will want to put one foot in the quarter finals before the return fixture...yes they will be very cautious not to make mistakes, with Aguero on fire and De Bruyne accurate passing away win for me.

  • UN3.5 goals

  • city will win 2-1 away but come return leg see how FC basel gets dismantled

  • cmon city

  • hopefully we see a Manchester derby on UCL more views more ratings more money

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  • A great opportunity for the citizen to move to quarter final