Match date: 13 Feb 2018
| Sport: Football
| Competition: UEFA Champions League
| Stake: 10/10
| Pick: Total Cards - Home Team Over 2.5
| Match result:
0-4 - Lost
Short bet so I'll get straight to the point here. It is obvious that Basel are much weaker club here and Manchester City should dominate this game in possession and goals, this is a much richer squad led by one of the greatest managers of all time, Pep Guardiola. Basel will play their first game of playoffs against Manchester City at home, so if they fail to get a good result here today, in theory they are already out. Basels best opportunity is today, but that doesn't change much, City will still play the same with the same intetions away or home. Best chance for Basel to stop City is to do it in a rough way with aggressive challenges, this is the only way for Basel to keep their chances alive for the second leg and hope for the best. In every other aspect of the game, City are just too strong and Sergio Aguero is in form of his life judging by how many goals he scored in City's last league game. Hosts must show character and heart, they must be aggressive and try to break up City's passing game. Basel will have to sacrifice a few yellow cards in this process in order to do this.