Basel vs. Man City

Basel vs. Man City

Champions League

Etihad Stadium

2:45 PM, Wednesday 03-07-2018


Team News Man City: They are the best team in the league and it radiates in their play. Every single player on the pitch is as confident as the next, whether it be a CB or a striker. They have three players with at least 8 goals this season, Aguero (21), Sterling (15), and Sane (9). Kevin De Bruyne has a league high 14 assists, and is an absolutely superb passer of the ball. City’s one loss of the season came on the road at Anfield, where they haven’t won in the last 36 seasons. They are an incredibly gifted side and they love to play at home. David Silva has 8 assists on the season and Sane has 11 to go along with his 8 goals. They can hurt you from anywhere on the field and they are 15 points clear on top of the table for a reason. They should have long time captain Vincent Kompany back and healthy for this match, leaving them even more sound in the back line.


Team News Basel: Basel are facing a 4-0 deficit, and have virtually zero chance of advancing. Aside from blanking City 5-0 while in Manchester, they are eliminated. They are led in scoring by Dimitri Oberlin with 4 goals, and Michael Lang has 2. They are a decent side but are just outmatched by a side like Manchester City. City want to leave no doubt, so it is likely they will put out a decent line up, not entirely full but still strong. That leaves Basel with a lofty challenge of trying to chip away at a consistent defensive side and defend a monster of an attacking unit. Leroy Sane is playing as well as anyone in the world and should cause major match up issues for Basel outside backs.


Manchester City will win this match. They are too talented and out man Basel all over the pitch. It will likely not be another 4-0 thrashing, but they will win comfortably.


Pick: Manchester City 1/7

John Rogers

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