Lyon vs Hoffenheim
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Groupama Stadium (Decines-Charpieu).
The first fixture between Lyon and Hoffenheim completely justified the tag as it offered a true goal fest drama two weeks ago at WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar-Arena in Sinsheim. The momentum swung back and forth throughout the contest which eventually ended in a draw thanks to a late leveller from substitute Joelinton at the death of the game.
Lyon got the breakthrough thanks to Kevin Vogt’s horrendous mistake in returning Baumann’s goal-kick. It was Bertrand Traore who took advantage of the error. Andrej Kramaric turned things around for the German outfit with a brace before Tanguy Ndombele and Memphis Depay struck back for Lyon.
The draw left both teams in contest for the second place, but Lyon are in a much better position coming into this home fixture. The French champions sit second on five points, three more than Hoffenheim and Shakhtar midway through the round-robin phase.
Lyon vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
The match played two weeks ago in Sinsheim was the first ever head to head meeting between the two teams.
Lyon vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
A win here would move Hoffenheim lock on points with Les Gones. We can say it is an imperative for Die Kraichgauer at this stage given they have to play Manchester City in England before the end of the group phase.
Julian Nagelsmann’s men will enter the game high on confidence after a demolishing 1-4 victory over the in-form Bayer Leverkusen side on Saturday. Joelinton confirmed his spell of excellent form by bagging a brace at BayArena, while goals also came from Reiss Nelson and Vincenzo Grifo.
Lyon, on the other side, drew 1-1 to Bordeuax at the weekend. Such result ended their two-win thread in Ligue 1 and kept them at fourth place after 12 rounds of the competition.
We should really be in for goals on Wednesday and backing the Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS is a must based on everything written above.
Lyon vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Over 2.5 goals FT & BTTS @ 1.61 (8/13)
Over 3.5 goals FT @ 2.00 (1/1).