There are plenty of Champions League last 16 ties that look finely balanced but Manchester City's clash with Basel is not one of them. In fact, Pep Guardiola's men are at around 1/3 (1.33) to secure a first leg lead.
That kind of price is unlikely to get too many punters overly excited as a single bet, with City looking like accumulator bankers for those getting involved in multiple matches across the next few days. Even a win by two or more goals in the -1 handicap market is odds on across the board at the time of writing.
Betfair are offering all new customers the chance to back the runaway Premier League leaders at a massive quote of 25/1 (26.0) to win Tuesday's match at St. Jakob-Park. Plus, anyone taking up this offer will also be able to claim up to £100 in free bets too.
To get involved, simply register using the link provided and enter promo code ZFBDKV. Back City at the enhanced price and you're on at 25/1 (26.0) instead of the usual prices around 1/3 (1.33). £1 max bet. Winnings paid as free bets. T&Cs apply.
With a 16-point cushion in the top flight, Guardiola can afford to focus his full attention on this competition, which eluded him during his spell at Bayern Munich.
Having led Barcelona to two European crowns, the Spaniard knows what it takes to emerge triumphant on European football's biggest stage and the unstoppable form the Citizens have produce this term bodes well for their prospects, especially with what looks like a very winnable tie in the first knockout stage.
Basel are no pushovers, having beaten Manchester United earlier in the campaign at this venue, but their results against other top teams show why the bookies are taking no chances on an away win here.
PSG, Arsenal and CSKA Moscow have all come out on top at St. Jakob-Park in the past couple of years and Tuesday's visitors should have more than enough to establish a decent first leg lead. With that in mind, the 25/1 (26.0) enhanced price for new Betfair customers is expected to prove very popular with anyone yet to open an account.
New customer offer, max stake €1, all winnings paid in free bets, valid for 7 days, only deposits with cards/PayPal count, Exchange and multiple bets excluded. T&C's Apply.
New customer offer. Place 5 x €10 or more bets to receive €20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum €100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. T&Cs apply.Manchester City to beat Basel at 25/1 (26.0) for new Betfair customers.