Hoffenheim vs Manchester City
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Kick-Off at 17:55 UK / 18:55 CET
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena (Sinsheim).
Manchester City will be looking to get their Champions League campaign up and running after a shocking opening round defeat to Olympique Lyon at Etihad. Pep Guardiola’s men are set to travel to Germany to take on Hoffenheim in the second round of the group stage on Tuesday evening at WISROL Rhein-Neckar-Arena.
The hosts showed a decent display on the opening day of the competition as they were just nine minutes away from bagging a three-point away at Shakhtar Donetsk. Julian Nagelsmann’s troop were ahead on two separate occasions in Ukraine, but ended up with a point in the pocket as it ended 2-2.
Hoffenheim vs Manchester City: Head-to-head
The two teams will take on each other for the first time ever this Tuesday.
Hoffenheim vs Manchester City: Prediction
Hoffenheim ended the three-game unbeaten run on Saturday when they easily fell 1-2 at home to RB Leipzig. They sit 12th in the Bundesliga standings after the loss. It marked the underwhelming beginning to the new domestic season for Nagelsmann and his men.
The hosts have huge troubles keeping things tight at the back. They allowed at least a goal in all of eight games in all competitions this season. It will definitely be the music to the ears of Sergio Aguero & company.
Manchester City have a super exciting attacking line-up which responded well after the aforementioned UCL defeat to Lyon. The Citizens bagged a fine 10-goal tally in three following domestic games. To make their form even better, Man City kept clean sheets in four of last five outings across competitions.
The visitors are in a must-win situation after the initial defeat. They will come into this as massive favourites and we just can’t see the struggling defensive line of Hoffenheim’s stopping the Citizens here.
The away win is a banker bet at the odds of 1.40, while you can alternatively back Man City to win by two or more goals at 2.10 odds.
Hoffenheim vs Manchester City: Bet Tips
Manchester City to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
Manchester City -1.5 handicap @ 2.10 (11/10).