Man City and Hoffenheim play in their last round of Champions League group matches tonight with Manchester City already qualified and on the brink of top spot. Hoffenheim need to win to have any chance of a Europa League place.
Expert Tipster Verdict: It is hard to see anything but a Manchester City victory here. The visitors need Shakhtar to lose to have any chance of getting into the Europa League and it’ll take a very unlikely set of results for it to happen. Pep Guardiola will want his team to bounce back after the loss to Chelsea and they normally give a reaction. It could be a long night for the Germany side.
Before the loss to Chelsea in their weekend Premier League fixture, Manchester City were tearing teams apart, and they might do the same again tonight. Guardiola will know that a point will secure top spot so he might make a few changes to the starting line-up, however a strong team is still expected to play despite the manager saying he only has 15 players available to him. In their last Champions League home match, Man City put six past Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last eight matches. They’ve already conceded two at Lyon and two at Shakhtar in the UEFA Champions League this season and this could be another high scoring game. The first of our Man City vs Hoffenheim predictions is for Man City to score four or more goals.
What are the best odds for Man City to score four or more tonight? 2/1 at Betfair.
Given that we expect Pep Guardiola to make a few changes to his side means we need to wait until the team news is confirmed before dipping into the anytime goalscorer tips. Sergio Aguero won’t be risked and David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are out injured. Raheem Sterling might get a rest ahead of the weekend Premier League fixture with Everton so it could be Leroy Sane and Riyad Marhez who are once again tasked with the flying winger duties. Gabriel Jesus is expected to go back up front after being left out against Chelsea at the weekend. For our anytime goalscorer tip we’re going for Mahrez in this match. He has scored five Premier League goals this season and netted in City’s last home match against Shakhtar. He also recently scored against Watford.
What are the odds for Riyad Mahrez to score anytime vs Hoffenheim? 29/20 with 888Sport.
Our tipster is already going for a big Manchester City goals for column in the earlier Man City vs Hoffenheim betting tips and we can back that up with a correct score tip here. Hoffenheim have seen both teams score in their last eight matches and they certainly won’t be afraid of having a go at the hosts tonight. The reverse fixture finished 2-1 in Germany and Hoffenheim’s games are usually filled with goals. Their eight Champions League matches across last season and this have all seen over 2.5 goals including a 4-2 loss to Liverpool in last season’s qualifying round and in this group stage they’ve drawn 2-2 twice, lost 3-2, drawn 3-3 and lost 2-1 against tonight’s opponents. Back on home soil we are predicting more goals for City and are going for an adventurous 4-2 scoreline.
What are the best odds for Man City to win 4-2 tonight? 30/1 with Bet Victor.
02/10/18 – Hoffenheim 1-2 Man City
Man City to win – 1/4 with bet365.
Draw – 13/2 with Betway.
Hoffenheim to win – 12/1 with Betfair.
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