Hoffenheim vs Manchester City Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Tuesday, Hoffenheim will host Manchester City at the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena. This is the first time these two sides clash, so it will be interesting to see how the match plays out.
Hoffenheim made it to the UEFA Champions League group stage for the first time in their history, just a year after their first ever European qualification. Hoffenheim are placed second in Group F with a point from a draw against Shakhtar. The outing ended by the score of 2-2. Ismaily and Maycon scored for Shakhtar and on the other side, the scorers were Nordtveit and Grillitsch. On Saturday, they ended the three-game unbeaten streak when they lost at home to RB Leipzig. Currently, they are placed twelveth in the Bundesliga.
Manchester City are placed last in their group with a negative goal difference of -1 after their loss to Lyon in the opening match of their group campaign. They dominated in all aspects of the game, but in the end, that was not enough. They had double the possession and the number of shots but their inability to capitalize on such stats is what lost them the game. The visitors are in a must-win situation after the initial defeat. Cornet and Fekir scored for Lyon and Silva B. scored for Manchester City. It is worth noting that they have conceded in four of their eight games so far.
This will be the first match between the two clubs. In the recent weeks, they have been great in domestic competitions and their defeat to Lyon brings their record to four wins and a loss from the previous five matches played. Hoffenheim’s results have not been the greatest in the recently played outings. Out of the last five matches that they’ve played in all competitions they have two losses, two draws, and a single win.
Hoffenheim have lots of missing players for the match against Citizens. Lukas Rupp, Nadiem Amiri, Dennis Geiger, Benjamin Hübner and Kasim Adams are injured and they will not play on this match. Kevin Vogt, Håvard Nordtveit and Ermin Bicakcic are not fully fit and they are doubtful for the match. All other players are fully fit and ready for the match.
On the other side Manchester City have several missing players for this game. Eliaquim Mangala and Claudio Bravo are injured and they will not play against Hoffenheim. Kevin De Bruyne, Benjamin Mendy, Sergio Agüero, Brahim Diaz and Fabian Delph are doubtful for the match. All other players are available to play and they will play aggressive from the first minute.
Possible starting lineups
Hoffenheim: Baumann; Posch, Vogt, Akpoguma; Schulz, Kramaric, Grillitsch, Bittencourt, Kaderabek; Szalai, Joelinton
Manchester City: Ederson; Danilo, Kompany, Laporte, Zinchenko; Silva, Fernandinho, Silva; Sterling, Jesus, Sane
Hoffenheim vs Manchester City Prediction
What a great football game in the Champions League in Germany where Hoffenheim welcomes Man City. Both sides like to play open games and it will be one dynamic match with lots of scoring chances for the both teams. Man City have lost opening game at home and now they must prove themselves away from the home. Manchester City coach Josep Guardiola knows very well Hoffenheim and we expect from City to play aggressive from the first minute. On the other side Hoffenheim can play well organised in the midfield, but against strong Man City they can't do a lot and must be absolute underdogs here. So we will enjoy in opening game and expect fro City to control the ball and to score an early goal.
However, our prediction and betting tips for the match Hoffenheim vs Manchester City Prediction: Man City to win. We expect to see lots of goals here and our second betting pick for the match is Over 2.5 goals. Also, we expect from both sides to score and our risky bet goes on correct score 1-3. If you want to take more risk then can try to bet on Jesus to score. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.