Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena (Sinsheim).
Both Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk are still looking for their maiden wins in the 2018/19 campaign. Nevertheless, they can both still progress to the knockout stage coming into the Matchday No 5 fixture on Tuesday evening at WIRSOLRhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim.
The hosts are in a somewhat better position as they sit a single point above the Ukrainians in the Group F ladder. They are still four short of Lyon in second, but a win here and Man City’s success on the French soil would bring Die Kraichgauer lock on points with Les Gones before the final round.
The hosts showed a fantastic fighting spirit when they came back from two behind to earn a massive point away at Lyon. Julian Nagelsmann’s men went down to ten men when Kasim Nuhu was sent off six minutes into the second half, but it did not bother Andrej Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek who notched goals for the Germans on the occasion.
Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Head-to-head
This will only be the second ever head to head encounter between the two teams.
They shared spoils in a 2-2 draw in Kharkiv.
Die Kraichgauer were ahead on two separate occasions through Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit, but Ismaily and Maycon brought the Ukrainians back on level terms. The latter bagged the equalizer nine minutes from time.
Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Prediction
Die Kraichgauer continued to be efficient in the final third on Saturday when they drew 3-3 to Hertha BSC away in the capital. They notched two or more goals in all of last four games across competitions. We have reasons to expect the continuation of such form here against attacking-minded Shakhtar who allowed as many as 13 goals in four games in this term.
Paulo Fonseca’s men shipped as many as six goals in a 6-0 disaster against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. You can back Hoffenheim to net two or more goals in the match as a banker pick at the 1.57 odds. The value-pick would be Hoffenheim to win & BTTS at the odds of 3.00.
Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk: Bet Tips
Hoffenheim Over 1.5 Team Goals @ 1.57 (4/7)
Hoffenheim to win & BTTS @ 3.00 (2/1).