Place: Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena. Sinsheim
Date: on the 02nd of October, 2018 (Tuesday)
Match start: 17:55 (GMT+1)
Tournament: Champions league.
In the first round Nagelsmann ‘s team has spent great match in Kharkiv and has lost a victory rather than have got one point for a draw (2:2).
Germans were frightened of themselves after the first half against Shakhtar Donetsk and have given an initiative to the rival too early, having forgotten about a counter game. In the championship of Germany the team doesn’t show any good result as the rivals try to act against the Peasants in their manner, using vertical assists.
Hoffenheim has lost to its clone at the weekend, this time to RB Leipzig (1:2) which has given an initiative to the hosts nearly against the will. The Bulls were using the moments in counterattacks and have missed only in the injury time.
After six rounds the Peasants take only the 10th place in the championship, having gained 7 points.
Josep Guardiola ‘s team has lost to Lyon (1:2) on the home field, having faced the low block of pressure and Fernandinho has been chosen as the main target. The Brazilian under pressure has played unsuccessfully, having allowed three losses and having taken a ball only in two episodes.
Les tisseurs have gained success only thanks to vertical tactics as nearly a half of their assists (222 out of 465) has been directed forward, but not across and back. In a similar manner we are sure that Hoffenheim will play in the second round of the Champions League.
Brighton couldn’t offer the worthy resistance to the Citizens in the championship (2:0). The hosts have literally locked the Seagulls on their half of the field and were constantly loosening their defensive constructions. The debut match in the starting lineup in the current season was played by Oleksandr Zinchenko who has at once earned the highest mark in the team for 122 shots from 128 and three perfect shots.
Bookmaker coefficients on the match Hoffenheim vs. Man City
Hoffenheim to win – 7.25
Draw – 5.25
Man City – 1.40.
We believe that one more rival that practices vertical football will become a serious barrier for City on the way to a victory. Of course, bookmakers will convince you that an obvious favorite are British by the coefficients but we wouldn’t hurry to trust them. Germans will keep create a lot of problems to Guardiola’s team and. So a probable scenario is both goals of the hosts and the fact that they finally will get points in the second match in frames of the Champions League.