Manchester City vs Hoffenheim
UEFA Champions League
Date: Wednesday, 12 December 2018
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).
Manchester City host Hoffenheim in their last game of the round-robin phase on Wednesday evening at Etihad Stadium. The Citizens are three points clear off Lyon in second place and hence need a point here to secure the top spot in the Group F. Nevertheless, they will come into the game as heavy favourites given they are up against the vulnerable defensive line of Hoffenheim’s.
Die Kraichgauer allowed as many as 12 goals and are yet to claim their first victory in the campaign (three draws and two defeats so far). They sit at the very foot of the group ladder and need a victory here to hope for a third-place finish. However, there is just nothing to promise a potential upset at Etihad given the Germans come into this off the back of four straight games without a victory across competitions.
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim: Head-to-head
The two teams met each other just once in the past and it was in the second round of this term of Champions League.
Die Kraichgauer got off to a flying start when Ishak Belfodil notched the first minute opener, but Sergio Aguero and David Silva turned it around for the Citizens. The match-winner came three minutes from time by the Spaniard.
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim: Prediction
Man City won’t head into this in the highest of spirits either. They fell down to second place in the Premier League ladder after a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Chelsea on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge.
Hoffenheim, on the other side drew 2-2 away at Wolfsburg. It was their seventh consecutive BTTS match in all competitions. Die Kraichgauer shipped nine goals in last four outings and we are not quite confident about their chances of leaving Etihad Stadium without at least three goals in their net.
You can have Man City to win by two or more goals difference at 1.57.
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim: Bet Tips
Manchester City -1.5 handicap @ 1.57 (4/7)
Manchester City Over 2.5 Team Goals @ 1.61 (8/13).