Basel vs Manchester City Preview and Prediction:
|Competition||UEFA Champions League|
|Start Date||13 Feb 2018 – 19:45 GMT|
with the Premier league title all but wrapped up, manchester city return to champions league action towards fc basel this week.
Manchester city won their first five group games to wrap up qualification to the knockout stages earlier than losing the dead rubber to shakhtar donetsk on the final matchday.
meanwhile, the swiss outfit finished in the back of manchester united in Group A and beat their english opponents at st. jakob-park along the way.
HEAD TO HEAD
renato steffen also moved to germany throughout the winter break, however valentin stocker returned to the club in january and should play on the right instead.
luca zuffi is a doubt for the 1st leg and won’t get better in time for the home side, even as germano vailati is sidelined.
David Silva failed to overcome injury in time to face Leicester on Saturday and remains a doubt for the away side here, although is anticipated to feature.
John Stones and Vincent Kompany will push for begins at centre-back after being named on the bench on the weekend, while Phil Foden is another option after making his comeback in opposition to the Foxes.
Danilo and Oleksandr Zinchenko war for a starting position at left-back in Switzerland with Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph still sidelined.
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Expected Lineups Of Basel vs Manchester City
Basel Lineup (4-4-2)
Def: Lang, Suchy, Balanta, Petretta
Mid: Stocker, Gonzaroua, Xhaka Elyounoussi
Att: Oberlin, van Wolfswinkel
Manchester City Lineup (4-3-3)
Def: Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinkchenko
Mid: De Brunye, Fernandinho, D. Silva
Att: B. Silva, Aguero, Sterling