EUROPA: Champions League - qualifiers
Match start: 20:45 (GMT+2)
In a similar way to Spanish Sevilla during the away meeting against Başakşehir (1:2) the team of Jürgen Klopp had also won over Hoffenheim with the score 1:2.
But if during the meeting between Turkey and Spain the battle was the fair contest, but in Sinsheim Liverpool was stronger than its opponent in tactics and technique. And that is way the scored goal of the blues on the 87th minute with the score 0:2 didn’t change the outcome of the first meeting.
Liverpool England (the head coach Jürgen Klopp)
It is obvious, that the away winning in Sinsheim was in a greater degree the coach’s achievement. As the German coach of the English Super club for 7 years of his work as the head coach of Borussia Dortmund (2008-2015) had perfectly studied the current opponent of the grandee from Manchester.
And when the team has returned on Anfield, the team of Jürgen Klopp has started the new season on the home arena with the victory over Crystal Palace – 1:0 (Mane). The total number of points is 4 and as of this writing the team takes the fourth place in the champions’ race.
Hoffenheim Germany (the head coach Julian Nagelsmann)
The blues has played the first game in the frames of Bundesliga tournament last Saturday against Werder Bremen. And during this meeting the hosts of Rhein-Neckar-Arena had won over their rather uncompromising opponent with the minimum score – 1:0. For more than 80 minutes the fans enjoyed the tough struggle for victory. And near the end of the match Andrej Kramarić has managed to score one goal.
So that both Liverpool and Hoffenheim had home winnings in their national championships. And both teams now are getting ready to return leg on Anfield.
In total, the team from Sinsheim can’t be compared with the grandee from Manchester. The level of game is different. And that is why the fact that Liverpool will reach the group tournament is doubtless and more than that now the hosts of Anfield will be pleased even with the goalless draw.
Liverpool – 1.60, draw – 4.20, Hoffenheim –5.00;
under 3.5 for 1.72 5Dimes