Manchester City vs Hoffenheim
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Manchester City vs Hoffenheim | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
The Citizens have secured their place in the round of 16, and they will be first in Group F. The match against Hoffenheim is going to be a chance for the youngsters to show what they can. On the other side of the pitch, Hoffenheim is searching for a way to reach at least the Europa League. For many experts, they’ve come to a wrong place to look for points.
City is first with 10 points, three more than Lyon in the second spot, but with a much better goal difference. They lost the last game in the Premiership against Chelsea, which was their first defeat in the domestic championship this season. Hoffenheim has three points and sits at the bottom of the Group F. With a little bit of more luck, they could have been fighting for the next phase, but it is obvious that they lack experience.
Sky-Blues were stunned in London. They dominated throughout the whole first half, but N’Golo Kante used one of their few mistakes and opened the safe. During the second half, we saw City frustrated for the first time this season, and they were even angrier when David Luiz sealed their fate. In general, they didn’t play bad, it’s just that they couldn’t score when needed. City’s defense now allowed at least one score in the last four consecutive contests, and the game at Stamford was the first one after 8 in a row which concluded with fewer than 2.5 goals. However, when looking matches at Etihad, Man City is impeccable. Seven straight wins, with a 27-3 goal difference. Pretty terrifying wouldn’t you say.
It is a pity for Hoffenheim to have only one three points. And all of them were collected after draws. They displayed excellent performances, attractive football, with lots of chances, but simply, in some moments they didn’t have luck. And experience. That is something absolutely necessary in the Champions League. The Germans weren’t outplayed in any of the games, in fact, totally the opposite; they were the ones who dictate the tempo. When we said that they like to play open and attractive football, the stats were our main proof for that claim. Only two of the latest 15 meetings they had ended without goals on both sides. The same situation is with the games with three or more goals. For example previous four on the road all saw over 3.5 goals.
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The home team has several injured players. David Silva, Benjamin Mendy, Claudio Bravo, Kevin de Bruyne, and Sergio Aguero are all out for Wednesday’s event. Hoffenheim too has numerous injuries. Geiger, Otto, Nordtveit, Akpoguma are doubtful. Meanwhile, Adam Szalai and Kerem Demirbay are suspended because of discipline.
After a huge battle in Sinsheim, Citizens managed to defeat the Germans, although they were behind at one point. David Silva’s late game-winner provided three points for the English champions.
Odds and Predictions
If you stake 100 units on City, your profits will be 14. A draw will multiply your stake by 8, while Hoffenheim’s win will do that 15 times.
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim | Top Betting Tip: Manchester City (3-2)
With all the youngsters in their lineup and the players who hadn’t much time to show what they can, City will no doubt be a bit weaker than usual. Still, the home ground, rival’s poor defense, and the fact that they too have more quality than Hoffenheim’s players is forcing us to put our money on the home team. We can’t see any other outcome here. Now, what is even more certain here is the fact that this game brings many goals. Have no doubts about that. Over 3.5 goals is the first thing which crossed our mind when looking at this pair. Also over 1.5 HT. The guests will score a couple of goals, as they know to attack very well. So combine lots of goals with City’s win. To cut it short, Manchester City – Hoffenheim 3:2.