FC Basel vs Manchester City Preview

FC Basel vs Manchester City

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – St Jakob-Park

Date: 13th February 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Basel did well to finish second only to Manchester United in their group and their reward for finishing ahead of Benfica and CSKA Moscow is a game with Premier League leaders, Manchester City.

They are not expected to cause an upset in this tie, but in football you never know what to expect.

Basel just returned from their winter break and lost their first game to Lugano before getting back to winning ways on Saturday.

They have impressively won 9 of their last 10 games in all competitions, including a 1-0 win over Manchester United last year.

Manchester City are not the opponents FC Basel would wish to play at the moment as they are a class apart from many European teams.

They hammered Leicester City 5-1 in their last game to show the world once again what they are made of, and Sergio Aguero also showed his goal scoring prowess in that game, netting 4 times.

He has netted his 3 Champions League goals this season away from home and he will be looking to add more here.

City are unbeaten in their last six games, with only one of those matches ending in a draw.  They also won five of their six group games in the Champions League and they will be looking to build on that here.

Manchester City are outright favourites to win the Champions League this year so it isn’t a surprised that they are odds-on favourites to win in this game despite playing away from home.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

FC Basel

L FC Basel 0-1 FC Lugano 4 Feb, 2018 Swiss Super League
W Grasshoppers 0-2 FC Basel 17 Dec, 2017 Swiss Super League
W FC Basel 3-0 St Gallen 9 Dec, 2017 Swiss Super League
W Benfica 0-2 FC Basel 5 Dec, 2017 UEFA Champions League
W Lausanne Sports 1-4 FC Basel 2 Dec, 2017 Swiss Super League

Manchester City

D Burnley 1-1 Manchester City 3 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
W Manchester City 3-0 West Bromwich Albion 31 Jan, 2018 English Premier League
W Cardiff City 0-2 Manchester City 28 Jan, 2018 English FA Cup
W Bristol City 2-3 Manchester City 23 Jan, 2018 English Carabao Cup
W Manchester City 3-1 Newcastle United 20 Jan, 2018 English Premier League


No previous meetings between these two sides.

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