Basel vs Manchester City
How many people will be tuning into this match on Tuesday night?
While the lion’s share of the attention in the Champions League tonight will be on the Juventus vs Tottenham game, Pep Guardiola will be hoping to avoid any slip up in Switzerland.
Basel are arguably the weakest team left in the UCL, and Man City should have no problems reaching the quarterfinals.
Shock name in Man City’s predicted XI
Ahead of the match, the Times have predicted how Man City will line up at Basel.
In a welcome shock for the Sky Blues, it’s believed Leroy Sane will be in the starting XI in his standard left-wing role.
Should Sane start, the German international will have recovered from an injury in incredibly fast time.
Sane was injured in the last round of the FA Cup. Indeed, such was the fear about how bad Sane’s injury was, many believed that was the reason Man City tried to sign Ryad Mahrez from Leicester on January 31.
Sane has been involved in Man City’s training ahead of the Basel game.
Looking around the rest of the predicted team in the Times, there’s no room for Aymeric Laporte in defence after he missed training on Monday with the flu. David Silva, however, is expected to return to the team.
See how the Times predict the teams to line up on Tuesday night.
Basel team news vs Manchester City
Germano Vailati, who started against Manchester United, will miss out through injury. However central midfielder Luca Zuffi is expected to be in the starting XI despite having a niggle.
Granit Xhaka’s brother, Thaulant, is expected to parter Seri Die in midfield.
This is how the Swiss press see the sides lining up at Basel.