Man City vs Hoffenheim: Predictions, Betting Tips & Odds
Man City finish off their Champions League group stage by welcoming bottom placed Hoffenheim to the Etihad.
Manchester City seemed to have a spot of difficulty against Lyon in this group – only taking one point from the French side in two games – but have already qualified for the next round. Pep Guardiola will be confident that his side can get another three points against Hoffenheim and go through as group winners.
Hoffenheim can still qualify for the Europa League with a win in Manchester – and the result going the right way for them in the Shakhtar v Lyon match. But it is a tall order for a side that have failed to win a single match in the group.
Manchester City needed a very late goal from David Silva to win the fixture in Germany – but that victory seemed to kick start their European campaign. Goals have come as freely in the Champions League as they have domestically and it would not be a surprise if they put on a real show for their fans against Hoffenheim.
Hoffenheim have scored in every group match – and even found the net within a minute in their home match against Manchester City. But the Premier League side are playing some exquisite football this season and will be heavily favoured by the betting sites to win this one. City could even run out 4-0 winners.
- Manchester City to win to nil
City have shown some amazing form this season and although Hoffenheim have managed to find the net in every game so far that record may end at the Etihad.
- Total goals at over 3.5
Manchester City have scored more goals than anyone else in the Champions League this season and it seems inconceivable that they won’t carry on that form against the weakest team in the group.
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These two sides had never met before this season so City will want to keep up their unbeaten record.
- Manchester City have shared the goals around this season but one of the players – Riyad Mahrez – does top the assists table in this year’s Champions League.
- Although they are bottom of the group – and without a win so far – Hoffenheim haven’t actually lost away from home. Their two games in Lyon and Donetsk both ended in 2-2 draws.
- Manchester City have won six out of nine home games against German clubs drawing two and losing just the once. They have also scored eleven goals in the last three such meetings – all victories.
- Hoffenheim are the 13th club to represent Germany in the Champions League – a record that is also held by Spain. This is the first time Hoffenheim have qualified but along with the other two debutants – Crvena Zvezda and Young Boys – they will be exiting at this stage.