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Man City v Basel: Team news, Lineups & prediction - FCNaija

Champions League By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 07/03/2018

Manchester City will be up against Basel for the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 at the Etihad Stadium. Here are some details you need to know about this clash.

TEAM NEWS

MANCHESTER CITY:

The Cityzens will be without Benjamin Mendy due to his knee injury having been sidelined since September, while midfielder Fernandinho and forward Raheem Sterling will miss the Champions League clash with Basel on Wednesday.

BASEL:

Taulant Xhaka will miss the game due to suspension while Eder Balanta and Germano Vailati will need to undergo a late fitness test before they can make the cut.

HEAD TO HEAD:

Both sides have met just once in the Champions League and Manchester City claimed the victory when they met at the St-Jakob Park in Switzerland.

They defeated the Swiss champions 4-0.

RECENT FORM

MANCHESTER CITY:

Pep Guardiola’s men have been in good form this season and they remain the team to beat in the Premier League, having set a 16- point lead over second placed Manchester United.

Manchester City has won five games in their last six matches and that shows how good their form is this season.

BASEL:

Basel has not been in good form this season aside from conceding four goals at home to Manchester City in the first leg of the second round, the Swiss Champions have been poor in their domestic league they only have two wins in six outing and lost three out of those matches.

PREDICTIONS:

Manchester City 3:0 Basel

PROBABLE LINEUPS

MANCHESTER CITY:

Bravo; Danilo, Stones, Kompany, Delph; Foden, Toure, De Bruyne; Silva, Jesus, Sane

BASEL:

Vaclik; Pacheco, Lacroix, Suchy; Lang, Zuffi, Die, Petretta; Steffen, Oberlin, Elyounoussi
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