Basel v Manchester City tips – Swiss champions won’t roll over

Basel v Manchester City tips

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku (left) and Basel's Manuel Akanji (right) battle for the ball

Basel +1.5 @ 93/100

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Betting Tip: @ Basel +1.5 @ 93/100 with bet365

It’s easy to assume Manchester City will steamroller Basel on Tuesday night although several English sides have had their comeuppance against a Swiss team who have been a mainstay of the Champions League in recent years.

Basel beat Manchester United back in November, a result which helped them finish second in the Champions League group stage and earned them a last sixteen tie against City.

This is also a team who are accustomed to winning, landing victory in nine of their previous ten matches and they’ve also kept four clean sheets in the past five games.

Yes it will be a tall order for Raphael Wicky’s team, although Manchester City have not been off the charts in recent away games, drawing 1-1 at Burnley most recently and there was also that 4-3 defeat at Anfield which exposed them defensively.

Leroy Sane’s absence robs the English side of balance, along with the pace and directness that the German provides, with Pep Guardiola likely to be content with a single goal advantage going into the second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Much relies on the playmaking of Kevin de Bruyne and there might be heavy focus on stopping the Belgian from roving forward and finding space to cause damage.

This City team are definitely in with a chance of winning this season’s Champions League although the games have come thick and fast for them recently and they look short to get over the line in this first leg clash.

BETTING TIPS
Basel +1.5 @ 93/100 with bet365
Draw HT City FT @ 11/4 with bet365

Betting Tip: @ Basel +1.5 @ 93/100 with bet365

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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