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Manchester City vs Hoffenheim predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Etihad. Manchester City hope to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season when they face Hoffenheim in the Champions League. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

FST’s Dean Goddard covers our Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim predictions and betting tips in the video preview below.

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Manchester City 3-2 @ 25/1

Reason For Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim Betting Tips

Manchester City absorbed a hefty blow on Saturday evening as they fell to their first league defeat of the season, and it didn’t come without cost. Their 2-0 loss away to Chelsea not only brought The Blues back into the Premier League title race, but it also allowed main challengers Liverpool to leapfrog The Citizens into top spot.

Of course, it was in the Champions League where the illusion of invincibility fell apart. Lyon shocked them with a 2-1 win at the Etihad on matchday one, and Hoffenheim even managed to take the lead against their illustrious opponents. In fact, Manchester City have conceded over a third of their goals this season in their 5 Champions League group stage game.

That hasn’t stopped Pep Guardiola’s men from rising to the top of the group though. They sit 3 points clear of Lyon behind them, and know that a point against Hoffenheim on Wednesday will be enough for them to clinch the top spot. For this reason, Guardiola is likely to make some changes and give some tired legs a much needed rest.

Hoffenheim are already out of the running for the qualifying positions, but they are only 2 points behind Shakhtar Donetsk in 3rd and could stake a claim to the Europa League knockout stages with an unlikely win on Wednesday. However, even against a weakened Manchester City side their chances of getting a result are slim.

The visitors’ chances of getting a goal or 2 are much more pronounced though. The Bundesliga underdogs have scored in a massive 20 of their 21 competitive games this season, including all 5 of their Champions League group matches. They’re facing a Manchester City side who have conceded in each of their last 4 competitive games and in over half of their competitive home games this season.

All things considered, we fancy Hoffenheim’s chances of getting on the scoresheet, but with just 1 clean sheet this season they aren’t likely to hold Manchester City at bay for very long. We’re backing Both Teams to Score here, along with a 3-2 win for the hosts.

Head to Head

The 2-1 win for Manchester City in Germany earlier this season was the first ever meeting between them and Hoffenheim.

Predicted Lineups

Line ups are predicted by our Team News Analysts
Manchester City
4-3-3
TSG Hoffenheim
3-4-2-1
Predicted Starting XI's
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Ederson
Baumann
Danilo
Nuhu
Otamendi
Akpoguma
Laporte
Bicakcic
Delph
Kaderabek
Fernandinho
Grillitsch
Foden
Zuber
Gundogan
Schulz
Mahrez
Kramaric
Gabriel Jesus
Belfodil
Sterling
Joelinton
Subs
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Bernardo Silva
Bittencourt
Brahim Diaz
Brenet
Kompany
Grifo
Muric
Hoogma
Sane
Kobel
Stones
Nelson
Walker
Posch
Szalai
Vogt
Doubtful
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Aguero (Injured)
Amiri (Injured)
David Silva (Injured)
Demirbay (Injured)
De Bruyne (Injured)
Zinchenko (Injured)
Unavailable
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Bravo (Injured)
Geiger (Injured)
Mangala (Injured)
Nordtveit (Injured)
Mendy (Injured)
Rupp (Injured)
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Article by: Alex W
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Published: December 12, 2018

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Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim Stats

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  • Manchester City defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 away in Germany on MD2 of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League. In this game, the first two shots on target were scored within the opening seven minutes (Ishak Belfodil for Hoffenheim & Sergio Aguero for Man City), before David Silva scored in the 87th minute with the final shot on target in the match.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six Champions League games against German opponents (W5 D1) since a 0-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in September 2014 – current Man City boss Pep Guardiola was in charge of Bayern that day.
  • Hoffenheim have played away from home against English opposition just once before; they lost 2-4 to Liverpool in the playoffs of the 2017-18 edition of the competition, being eliminated in the process.
  • After going 12 games without a loss at the Etihad in the Champions League (W9 D3), Manchester City have lost three of their last four there – though they did beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in their most recent such game.
  • If Hoffenheim fail to beat Manchester City they will become the first to team finish bottom of their group despite scoring 10 or more goals since Olympiakos in 2002-03 (11 goals), and just the third side overall (also Monaco in 2000-01; 13 goals).
  • Pep Guardiola is looking to lead his side to first place in the group stages for the ninth time in 10 seasons in the Champions League, only previously failing to do so in his first season with Manchester City (2nd in 2016-17).
  • This will be Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s eighth competitive meeting against Hoffenheim as a manager. He’s yet to suffer a single defeat against them (W6 D1 L0), with six of those games coming in the Bundesliga while he was manager of Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has assisted more goals (four) than any other player in the Champions League this season, setting up a teammate once every 75 minutes.
  • Hoffenheim’s Reiss Nelson could become the first Englishman to score against an English side in the Champions League for a non-British side, and the first do so for a non-English side since Patrick Roberts against Manchester City in December 2016.
  • There have already been 42 goals scored in this group so far; the most for any group in Champions League history is 51: Group F in 2016-17.
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1/7 7/1 14/1
2/11 13/2 11/1
1/5 13/2 14/1
1/5 6/1 14/1
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2/11 6/1 14/1
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5/4 22/1
7/5 16/1
6/5 14/1
11/8 20/1
11/8 20/1
11/8 20/1
6/5 14/1
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Manchester City vs Hoffenheim predictions for Wednesday’s Champions League clash at the Etihad. Manchester City hope to bounce back from their first league defeat of the season when they face Hoffenheim in the Champions League. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

FST’s Dean Goddard covers our Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim predictions and betting tips in the video preview below.

Tips

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Both Teams To Score @ 4/5

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Manchester City 3-2 @ 25/1

Reason For Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim Betting Tips

Manchester City absorbed a hefty blow on Saturday evening as they fell to their first league defeat of the season, and it didn’t come without cost. Their 2-0 loss away to Chelsea not only brought The Blues back into the Premier League title race, but it also allowed main challengers Liverpool to leapfrog The Citizens into top spot.

Of course, it was in the Champions League where the illusion of invincibility fell apart. Lyon shocked them with a 2-1 win at the Etihad on matchday one, and Hoffenheim even managed to take the lead against their illustrious opponents. In fact, Manchester City have conceded over a third of their goals this season in their 5 Champions League group stage game.

That hasn’t stopped Pep Guardiola’s men from rising to the top of the group though. They sit 3 points clear of Lyon behind them, and know that a point against Hoffenheim on Wednesday will be enough for them to clinch the top spot. For this reason, Guardiola is likely to make some changes and give some tired legs a much needed rest.

Hoffenheim are already out of the running for the qualifying positions, but they are only 2 points behind Shakhtar Donetsk in 3rd and could stake a claim to the Europa League knockout stages with an unlikely win on Wednesday. However, even against a weakened Manchester City side their chances of getting a result are slim.

The visitors’ chances of getting a goal or 2 are much more pronounced though. The Bundesliga underdogs have scored in a massive 20 of their 21 competitive games this season, including all 5 of their Champions League group matches. They’re facing a Manchester City side who have conceded in each of their last 4 competitive games and in over half of their competitive home games this season.

All things considered, we fancy Hoffenheim’s chances of getting on the scoresheet, but with just 1 clean sheet this season they aren’t likely to hold Manchester City at bay for very long. We’re backing Both Teams to Score here, along with a 3-2 win for the hosts.

Head to Head

The 2-1 win for Manchester City in Germany earlier this season was the first ever meeting between them and Hoffenheim.

Predicted Lineups

Line ups are predicted by our Team News Analysts
Manchester City
4-3-3
TSG Hoffenheim
3-4-2-1
Predicted Starting XI's
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Ederson
Baumann
Danilo
Nuhu
Otamendi
Akpoguma
Laporte
Bicakcic
Delph
Kaderabek
Fernandinho
Grillitsch
Foden
Zuber
Gundogan
Schulz
Mahrez
Kramaric
Gabriel Jesus
Belfodil
Sterling
Joelinton
Subs
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Bernardo Silva
Bittencourt
Brahim Diaz
Brenet
Kompany
Grifo
Muric
Hoogma
Sane
Kobel
Stones
Nelson
Walker
Posch
Szalai
Vogt
Doubtful
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Aguero (Injured)
Amiri (Injured)
David Silva (Injured)
Demirbay (Injured)
De Bruyne (Injured)
Zinchenko (Injured)
Unavailable
Manchester City
TSG Hoffenheim
Bravo (Injured)
Geiger (Injured)
Mangala (Injured)
Nordtveit (Injured)
Mendy (Injured)
Rupp (Injured)

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Manchester City vs TSG Hoffenheim Stats

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  • Manchester City defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 away in Germany on MD2 of the 2018-19 UEFA Champions League. In this game, the first two shots on target were scored within the opening seven minutes (Ishak Belfodil for Hoffenheim & Sergio Aguero for Man City), before David Silva scored in the 87th minute with the final shot on target in the match.
  • Manchester City are unbeaten in their last six Champions League games against German opponents (W5 D1) since a 0-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in September 2014 – current Man City boss Pep Guardiola was in charge of Bayern that day.
  • Hoffenheim have played away from home against English opposition just once before; they lost 2-4 to Liverpool in the playoffs of the 2017-18 edition of the competition, being eliminated in the process.
  • After going 12 games without a loss at the Etihad in the Champions League (W9 D3), Manchester City have lost three of their last four there – though they did beat Shakhtar Donetsk 6-0 in their most recent such game.
  • If Hoffenheim fail to beat Manchester City they will become the first to team finish bottom of their group despite scoring 10 or more goals since Olympiakos in 2002-03 (11 goals), and just the third side overall (also Monaco in 2000-01; 13 goals).
  • Pep Guardiola is looking to lead his side to first place in the group stages for the ninth time in 10 seasons in the Champions League, only previously failing to do so in his first season with Manchester City (2nd in 2016-17).
  • This will be Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola’s eighth competitive meeting against Hoffenheim as a manager. He’s yet to suffer a single defeat against them (W6 D1 L0), with six of those games coming in the Bundesliga while he was manager of Bayern Munich.
  • Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has assisted more goals (four) than any other player in the Champions League this season, setting up a teammate once every 75 minutes.
  • Hoffenheim’s Reiss Nelson could become the first Englishman to score against an English side in the Champions League for a non-British side, and the first do so for a non-English side since Patrick Roberts against Manchester City in December 2016.
  • There have already been 42 goals scored in this group so far; the most for any group in Champions League history is 51: Group F in 2016-17.
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Odds

BookieHome WinDrawAway WinOffer
1/7 7/1 14/1
2/11 13/2 11/1
1/5 13/2 14/1
1/5 6/1 14/1
1/6 7/1 14/1
2/11 6/1 14/1
1/6 6/1 13/1
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4/5 19/20
4/5 10/11
8/11 11/10
4/5 1/1
8/11 11/10
4/5 1/1
13/20 11/10
BookieHome & YesAway & YesOffer
5/4 22/1
7/5 16/1
6/5 14/1
11/8 20/1
11/8 20/1
11/8 20/1
6/5 14/1
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N/A N/A 6/1 1/10 5/2 3/10 1/1 4/5