Manchester City – 1899 Hoffenheim / Champions League – The first team in the group is waiting for the last squad and the difference between them is seven points. Accordingly, Man.City has already secured a place in the eighth finals, but did not secure the first place. They need at least a draw for this, while Hoffenheim can no longer reach the eighth finals, but they hope they can reach the third place and they need a win. Man.City lost the first place last weekend for the first time in the championship, and Hoffenheim imported three draws in the Bundesliga. In the first match, Man.City celebrated at Hoffenheim with 2: 1.
It is difficult to object to the Manchester City team for what they have shown so far, but the two defeats they have experienced in all competitions have cost them a lot. Because of that opening in the Champions League, when Lyon was completely unexpected on the home court, they now have not secured the first place. Lyon failed in the last round to win even in the home, where they were also closer to defeat.The pressure in this duel is nevertheless reduced by the fact that they have secured the eighth finals, and it is very possible that even with defeat they could remain the first in the table. That is why their first major defeat cost them the leading positions in the Premier League, and lost to Chelsea. They played badly and did not score a second time this season. Guardiola’s coach will certainly change the squad that he lost in London and have injured players.The likely starting lineup of Manchester City: Ederson – Walker, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph – Gundogan, Foden – B.Silva, Mahrez – Sterling, G.Jesus
They fought Hoffenheim footballers in all five UEFA Champions League games so far played until the last seconds of these matches, but will eventually fail. By the eighth finals, they can no longer have the two remaining motives in this last round. Still Hoffenheim is waiting for the first historic triumph in the Champions League, and maybe it will do just that in Manchester. The second motive is the fact that they could win the third place, leading them to the European League, with Shakhtar losing to Lyon in the last round.Maybe it’s more realistic than the Hoffenheim victory at Etihad, but it is quite certain that the German team will not give up on their game in this game. So far, the average of Hoffenheim’s Champions League matches has fallen more than four goals, and at least only three have been achieved in the first match against Man.City. In the championship they are again in a minor crisis, because they played three boundaries, while now coach Nagelsmann can not count on suspended Demirbaya and Szalaia. Rupp, Nordtveit and Nad.Amiri were injured.The likely initial composition of Hoffenheim: Baumann – Bicakcic, Vogt, B. Hubner – Kaderabek, Grillitsch, N.Schulz – Zuber, Kramarić – Belfodil, Joelinton
Football Prediction of the Day Manchester City vs 1899 Hoffenheim
It’s a great Manchester City favorite, and it’s hard for Hoffenheim to surprise them, but what the guests might do is score a goal. They are again attacking and they are in a position to squash the opponent’s network in this match, while it will be really hard to defend.
Tip: Both teams give a goal