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Manchester City v Basel Betting Odds and Match Prediction | Champions League

Manchester City v Basel Betting Odds: UEFA Champions League Match Review and Latest News

With the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds starting a few weeks ago, it’s time for the Last 16 second-legs this week. After two games on Tuesday, the attention turns to Manchester on Wednesday as Man City host FC Basel.

This is one of the ties that is already wrapped up after the first-leg, where the Citizens won 4-0 away in Switzerland. A devastating performance saw Ilkay Gundogan (2), Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero all get on the scoresheet.


Man City are huge favorites to win on the night, especially after Sunday’s comfortable win over Chelsea, they are 1/7 with bet365 (18+,t&c apply) to win the second-leg. That might be good in an accumulator but certainly not on its own. Their opponents are 20/1 which I personally wouldn’t touch.

With a 4-0 advantage, the hosts are 1/2000 to qualify while Basel is just 100/1, needless to say, both are largely pointless with Pep Guardiola’s side already significantly ahead. One bet that is certainly tempting is Man City to win both halves, it’s a real possibility and pays out almost evens at 10/11. With their relentless domination of teams, that’s something that looks very attractive.

*bet365 odds as offered at 05/03, 15:30CET (subject to change without prior notice)


With a weaker team expected for the match, Kyle Walker and Raheem Sterling won’t be rushed back into the team, both players are facing fitness tests for the match. Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy won’t feature for the hosts.


It will hard to motivate Basel for Wednesday’s fixture as they are coming up against arguably the best side in world football right now. The ruthless nature of their opponents is enough to scare even the best opponents and the visitors’ defense will be in for a long night.


It should be a routine victory for Man City in their challenge for their first ever Champions League trophy and they will definitely be in the hat for the quarter-final. The main question concerns just how many goals the Premier League leaders will score on Wednesday, it could be very ugly for Basel.