Basel VS Manchester City ( BETTING TIPS, Match Preview & Expert Analysis )
PREVIEW & TIPS FOR Basel vs Manchester City
Basel and Manchester City join forces at St. Jakob-Park in a UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) match. These two teams have never played before, so this will be their first direct showdown. In this match the home factor may play an important role, since Basel presents significant differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Basel Team News
The home team arrives at this stage of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16), having finished the group stage in Group 2 of Group A with 12 points. This is a team that curiously shows more positive results than at home, since in the last 30 matches it has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 defeats as a visitor, with 27 goals scored and 9 conceded, against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 defeats at home, with 27 goals scored and 14 conceded. The team arrives at this meeting after a win away with Thun by (0-2). Basel won 6, drew 1 and lost 3 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. His attack has scored regularly, as he has managed to achieve in 5 of the last 6 games in this competition.
Basel vs Manchester City Stats
Basel are only playing their third official match in 2018, which is valid for the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League, after returning to the Swiss Championship where they are now the vice-leader. In his last showdown for the national championship, the team went to the home of Thun and managed to gain three more points, which brought him closer to the leader Young Boys. In the continental tournament, the team qualified in the second place of Group A, whose leader was Manchester United. Looking at the season’s numbers, it is possible to note that the Swiss club’s greatest asset has been the defensive system, as it is the least leaked of the national championship, and conceded only five goals in the UEFA Champions League group stage. For this duel, it is likely that the coach will organize the team in 3-4-3 or 4-4-2, with Oberlin in the attack.
Manchester City Team News
The visiting team managed to gain access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after the first place they won in Group F with a total of 15 points. This is a team little affected by the house factor, that is, presents similar results at home and away, since in the last 30 games has 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses as a visitor, with a total of 30 goals scored and 16 conceded. Already inside the home, it conquered 14 victories and 1 tie, with a total of 41 goals scored and 10 suffered. In the last game he played for the Barclays Premier League, he beat Leicester City at home (5-1). His last away game was for Barclays Premier League and ended with a 1-1 draw against Burnley. In the last 10 games as a visitor Manchester City won 6, drew 2 and lost 2. Their attack has been regularly marked as they scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 games for this competition.
Manchester City resume their UEFA Champions League fixtures in the first leg against Basel, having set up their thirteenth consecutive win for the English Premier League, where they now stand alone. The national championship numbers reveal that the team has been performing sensationally in offensive terms, so much so that it has the best attack of the competition, with an average of 2.88 goals per game. The team has also confirmed this in the continental tournament, having qualified in the lead of Group F, with the best attack of the group. In their last clash, the team thrashed another one, this time against Leicester City at home, especially Agüero, who scored four times. The 4-3-3 has been the standard tactical formation adopted by coach Guardiola, who is likely to keep De Bruyne as the benchmark in creation.
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