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UEFA Champions League

Man City vs Basel: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview

12:50 GMT 06/03/2018
Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Pep Guardiola's side are still on course for a treble this season and they will be keen to book their place in the quarter-finals

Manchester City will look to finish the job against Basel when they welcome the Swiss outfit to the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their last-16 tie.

Pep Guardiola's side boast a strong lead from the first leg, having won 4-0 in Switzerland, meaning they have one foot in the quarter-finals of the competition.

It will take a monumental effort for Basel to overcome the Premier League giants, who have exuded an air of invincibility at times during the season.

City come into the second leg full of confidence after beating rivals Arsenal (twice) and Chelsea in their last three games, while Basel are on a downward spiral.

Game Manchester City vs Basel
Date Wednesday March 7
Time 19:45 GMT / 14:45 ET
Stream (US only) fubo TV (7-day free trial)

TV Channel & Live Stream


In the United States (US), the game can be watched live and on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial).

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US TV channel Online stream
Fox Sports 2 fubo TV (7-day free trial)

In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live on TV on BT Sport 3 and it can be streamed live online using the BT Sport app.

UK TV channel Online stream
BT Sport 3 BT Sport app

Squads & Team News


Position Man City players
Goalkeepers Bravo, Ederson, Grimshaw
Defenders Walker, Danilo, Kompany, Stones, Laporte, Mendy, Otamendi, Adarabioyo, Duhaney
Midfielders Sterling, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Delph, Sane, B. Silva, D. Silva, Fernandinho, Zinchenko, Toure, Foden, Diaz, Dele-Bashiru
Forwards Aguero, Nmecha, Jesus

Man City have been boosted by the fact that Benjamin Mendy, Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph have all returned to training.

However, Fernandinho is likely to miss out as he continues to recover from a muscle injury and Leroy Sane could also sit the game out.

Potential Man City starting XI: Ederson; Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Kompany, Danilo; Gundogan, De Bruyne, D. Silva, Sterling; Aguero.

Position Basel players
Goalkeepers Vaclik, Salvi, Vailati, Dominique
Defenders Lang, Suchy, Alvarez, Riveros, Pacheco, Lacroix
Midfielders Die, Zuffi, Elyounoussi, Manzambi, Petretta, Bua, Xhaka, Calla, Campo, Frei, Okafor, Stocker
Forwards Van Wolfswinkel, Oberlin, Ajeti, Pululu

Basel will be without the services of midfielder Taulant Xhaka, who is suspended, while Raoul Petretta and Luca Zuffi could be involved.

Potential Basel starting XI: Vaclik; Suchy, Lang, Lacroix, Riveros; Stocker, Die, Frei, Petretta, Elyounoussi; Oberlin.


Betting & Match Odds


Man City are favourites to win according to dabblebet, who offer odds of 1/7 on Guardiola's men. Basel are priced at 18/1 to win and a draw is available at 6/1.

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Match Preview


Having already scooped his first piece of silverware as Man City boss after winning the Carabao Cup, Guardiola is on course to clinch a treble of trophies this season.

His team are 16 points clear at the top of the Premier League with nine games to go and they are almost into the quarter-finals of the Champions League after hitting four away goals in the first leg.

The Catalan has not won Europe's premier club competition since his 2011 triumph with Barcelona and, having failed to do so with Bayern Munich, he will be eager to address the deficit during his time in England.

With Sergio Aguero firing on all cylinders and the likes of Sterling and Mendy set to return, City have been given a timely boost and they will be keen to coast into the next stage in style.

If Basel wish to upset that procession they must attempt to score at least five goals to begin with and, unfortunately for them, that appears highly unlikely given that City have only lost three games all season, conceding one, two and four on those occasions.