Soccer Prediction FC Basel – Manchester City 13.02.2018

FC Basel – Manchester City Soccer Prediction of the Day

FC Basel, although it is the home team and has the advantage of own land, starts with a second chance at the bookmakers, as it was normal, however, to face one of the most powerful teams in Europe. The Swiss have a good track record in the current season, with the domestic championship second in five points by the Young Boys leader, while the Champions League has reached the optimum stage after a three-season break. “Blue Roses” were part of Group A, where they played with Manchester United, TSKA Moscow and Benfica, finishing second. In the disputes with them they managed four wins, suffered two defeats, matches in which they scored 11 times, winning five goals. FC Basel began with his left in 2018, in the first match losing with Lugano on his own field, being defeated by 0-1, but then imposing 0-2 on Thun’s field. Raphaël Wicky, the coach of the hosts, will not be able to count Vailati, who is injured, while Libra and Zuffi are uncertain, but most likely will play.

• PROBABLE TEAM: Vaclik – Lacroix, Suchy, Balanta – Lang, Frei (Zuffi), Xhaka, Petretta – Elyounoussi, Van Wolfswinkel, Oberlin

“Basically, Manchester City has no weaknesses. It is a flexible team that can change the game depending on the opponent. They have quality, and their coach has shown their class where he trained, here in Barcelona, but also in Bayern Munich. To make a surprise, we have to do everything right. “- said Raphaël Wicky.
Manchester City on the other side is seen as a favorite star tonight, which does not surprise anyone, as much value over his opponent, benefiting right from the resources needed to make himself lazy, even if he plays away. “Citizens” have a fantastic season in the dominating championship, being in the first place, far away from the second position, heading for a new title. In the Champions League, the English are also doing great in the group stage, finishing first in a group with Sahtior Donetsk, Napoli and Feyenoord, against whom they managed five wins, losing only once, marking 14 goals, receiving with the new few. Manchester City comes after a series of six defeat games, winning five victories with Newcastle United, Bristol City, Cardiff City, West Brom and Leicester, with Burnley in the league with no less than 17 goals. Pep Guardiola will not be able to count Mendy today, nor Gabriel Jesus, both of whom are unavailable due to injuries.

• PROBABLE TEAM: Ederson – Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Zinchenko – Fernandinho, Bernardo Silva, David Silva, De Bruyne, Sterling – Agüero

“In the Champions League, FC Basel plays with five defenders, and so far have made very good matches. It is a well-organized defense team, but also a good counterattack. I told the players that it would be very difficult, especially in the away match. Our goal is to get better performance than last year, which means we want to qualify in the quarter. “- said Pep Guardiola.
FC Basel did not look bad in groups and today it is not excluded to make a beautiful figure and to score at least once, but it seems hard to believe it will be able to get a positive result, given that it still chest with Manchester City, the team that has a great season. We will not rely on the soloists, but we will rely on the gap, at least three scored being enough to make a profit.

Prediction Today: FC Basel – Manchester City: Over 2.5 goals
Odds: 1.57

Prediction of the Day: FC Basel – Manchester City: Over 3.5 goals
Odds: 2.48

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