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Basel VS Man City

Basel and Manchester City face at St. Jakob‑Park, in a match for this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals). These two teams have never met before, so this will be the first head‑to‑head between them. The home advantage may play an important role in this match , since Basel presents significant differences between home and away results.

Analysis of Basel

The home team got access to this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 2nd position of Group A, with 12 points won. This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium. In their last match, for the Super League, they got an away win against Thun by (0‑2). In the last 10 home matches Basel has won 6, tied 1 and lost 3. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 5 of the last 6 matches for this competition.

Basel makes its third official match in 2018, which is valid for the 8th finals of the UEFA Champions League, after returning to the Swiss Championship where it is now the vice-leader. In its last showdown for the national championship, the team faced Thun away from home and managed to conquer three more points, which brought it 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 team'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.

Confirmed Lineup: T. Vaclík, M. Lang, L. Lacroix, B. Riveros, M. Suchý, T. Xhaka, M. Elyounoussi, F. Frei, V. Stocker, S. Dié, D. Oberlin.
Coach: R. Wicky.

Analysis of Manchester City

The away team comes to this stage of the UEFA Champions League (8th Finals) after having finished the group stage in the 1st position of Group F, with 15 points won. This is a team that usually maintains its competitive level in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 10 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses in away matches, with 30 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 14 wins and 1 draw at their stadium, with 41 goals scored and 10 conceded. In their last match, for the Premier League, they got a home win against Leicester City by (5‑1). In the last 10 away matches Manchester City has won 6, tied 2 and lost 2. Their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches for this competition.

Manchester City competes again for the UEFA Champions in this first leg against Basel, having set up its thirteenth consecutive win for the English Premier League, where it is now the isolated leader. 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 its last clash, the team conquered another great victory, this time against Leicester City at home, with highlight for 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 reference in creation.

Confirmed Lineup: Ederson Moraes, V. Kompany, K. Walker, N. Otamendi, Bernardo Silva, F. Delph, K. De Bruyne, Fernandinho, İ. Gündoğan, S. Agüero, R. Sterling.

Betting suggestion:

This confrontation tends to be somewhat unbalanced as it puts face-to-face two teams that live different realities in European football. While Manchester City currently leads one of the continent's biggest championships, Basel it is in the vice-lead of the Swiss Championship, which is a much less qualified competition than the English. However, although Manchester City has been growing a lot in recent seasons, the team has no title in that continental tournament, nor the Europa League, as well as Basel, which only stands out in its country. However, by having an extremely efficient offensive sector with high quality players, the most likely scenario for this match is an elastic victory of the English team, being a good option to bet on a game with more goals than usual.

NOTE: Statistical values limited to the matches in our database.

Match Odds 197 Place your bet
Man City 91%
FC Basel 5%
The Draw 4%
Over/Under 2.5 goals 59 Place your bet
Over 2.5 Goals 97%
Under 2.5 Goals 3%
Half Time 72 Place your bet
The Draw 10%
Man City 83%
FC Basel 7%
Over/Under 1.5 Goals 39 Place your bet
Over 1.5 Goals 95%
Under 1.5 Goals 5%
Over/Under 3.5 Goals 29 Place your bet
Over 3.5 Goals 76%
Under 3.5 Goals 24%
Over/Under 4.5 Goals 10 Place your bet
Over 4.5 Goals 50%
Under 4.5 Goals 50%
Over/Under 0.5 Goals 6 Place your bet
Over 0.5 Goals 100%
Under 0.5 Goals 0% 18
Over/Under 5.5 Goals 3 Place your bet
Over 5.5 Goals 67%
Under 5.5 Goals 33%
Over/Under 6.5 Goals 3 Place your bet
Over 6.5 Goals 33%
Under 6.5 Goals 67%
Both teams to Score? 37 Place your bet
No 35%
Yes 65%
Half With Most Goals 8 Place your bet
1st Half 13%
Tie 0% 3.95
2nd Half 88%
First Half Goals 1.5 23 Place your bet
Under 1.5 Goals 9%
Over 1.5 Goals 91%
First Half Goals 27 Place your bet
Over 0.5 Goals 96%
Under 0.5 Goals 4%
Penalty Taken? 2 Place your bet
Yes 50%
No 50%
Corners Odds 5 Place your bet
10 - 12 30%
9 or less 20%
13 or more 50%
Note: On the graphics, the lay Tips were converted to Back on the other choices of that market.


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UEFA Champions League - 2017/2018

  • 100% 219 / 219 Games

  • Home team wins 45.66%
  • Draws 21.46%
  • Away team wins 32.88%
  • Over 1.5 80.82%
  • Over 2.5 59.36%
  • Over 3.5 31.51%
  • Goals 642
  • Goals /match 2.93
  • Goals /match home 1.63
  • Goals /match away 1.3
  • Both teams score 52.97%
  • Goals after 80' 15.11%
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