On the City bench, manager Pep Guardiola could call upon playmaker David Silva and Germany winger Leroy Sane after both players overcame injuries to claim places in the squad.
Hosts Basel line up in a 5-4-1 formation with Dimitri Oberlin serving as the lone striker.
Taulant Xhaka and Bias Riveros will feature in a five-man defence for the Swiss outfit, while midfielder Luca Zuffi passed a late fitness test to claim a spot on the bench.
Basel: Vaclik; Lang, Xhaka, Lacroix, Suchy, Riveros; Stocker, Die, Frei, Elyounoussi; Oberlin
Subs: Van Wolfswinkel, Zuffi, Salvi, Ajeti, Bua, Petretta, Manzambi
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph; De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gundogan; B.Silva, Aguero, Sterling
Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Sane, Silva, Foden
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