Manchester City vs FC Basel Preview

Manchester City vs FC Basel (4:0)

Competition – UEFA Champions League

Stadium – Etihad Stadium

Date: 7th March 2018

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Manchester City were always going to qualify for the next round ahead of FC Basel, but only a few people thought that the game would be over after the first leg.

Manchester City ran out 4-0 victors in the first leg in Switzerland and this game now looks a formality.

They surprisingly lost their very next game to Wigan in the FA Cup, but they have followed up that disappointment with two 3-0 wins over Arsenal and a 1-0 win over Chelsea on Sunday.

Things are looking good for them and this game could be an opportunity to give certain second tier players an opportunity to prove themselves.

Their 4-0 win in the first leg is the first time these two sides have met.

FC Basel seem to still be struggling after that first leg loss as they have gone on to lose to St Gallen and Young Boys.

They also come into this game having not played a competitive match since the 27th of February due to postponement.

They had a good Champions League group stage campaign, finishing ahead of CSKA Moscow and Benfica and even beating Manchester United at home.

Basel failed to score in only 2 of their 7 European games this season, so they will looking to at least get a goal back in this match.

Manchester City are strong odds-on favourites to come out on top in this second leg.

Basel will most likely try to get a respectable result after losing heavily as home to City last time they met.

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

Manchester City

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Arsenal 0-3 Manchester City 25 Feb, 2018 English Carabao Cup
L Wigan Athletic 1-0 Manchester City 19 Feb, 2018 English FA Cup
W FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City 13 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W Manchester City 5-1 Leicester City 10 Feb, 2018 English Premier League
D Burnley 1-1 Manchester City 3 Feb, 2018 English Premier League

FC Basel

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L FC Basel 0-2 St Gallen 17 Feb, 2018 Swiss Super League
L FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City 13 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League
W FC Thun 0-2 FC Basel 10 Feb, 2018 Swiss Super League
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

H2H

DATE COMPETITION
FC Basel 0-4 Manchester City 13 Feb, 2018 UEFA Champions League

 

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