Manchester City – Hoffenheim SOCCER PICKS
Manchester City and Hoffenheim meet at Etihad Stadium, in a match for this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Group Stage). Attention to the home factor, since Manchester City usually conquer different results at home and abroad.
The home team is currently in the 1 st position of the league, with 10 points won, after 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in a home match against Shakhtar Donetsk, by (6-0). In the last match, they tied in an away match against Olympique Lyonnais, by (2-2). This is a team that, oddly enough, has had better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 11 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss in away matches; against 11 wins, 1 draw and 3 losses at their stadium. The team comes to this match after a defeat away with Chelsea by (2-0). In the last 10 home matches for all competitions, Manchester City won 9 and lost 1.
For this competition, he does not lose 4 games. Their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since in 50 of the last 57 matches there were Over 1,5 goals and in 44 of the last 57 there were Over 2,5 goals.
Manchester City is a club that has not yet managed to win the Champions League, but has been champion of the Premier League (English Championship) five times. In the current season, the team has been doing a good campaign within Group F, so much that it won ten of the fifteen points played so far, being three points ahead of the second classified and five points ahead of the third. In the last five games that Manchester City played at home, for more than one competition, in four they were scored more than 2.5 goals. We believe that in this match Manchester City, for playing at home, will have conditions to score their goals and make a more offensive game.
The away team is currently in the 4 th position, with 3 points won, after 3 draws and 2 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Olympique Lyonnais, by (2-2). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Shakhtar Donetsk, by (2-3). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 6 draws and 4 losses in away matches, with 36 goals scored and 28 conceded; against 6 wins, 5 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 38 goals scored and 21 suffered. In the last match they played, for the Bundesliga, they got an away tie against Wolfsburg by (2-2). In the last 10 away matches Hoffenheim has won 3, tied 4 and lost 3 times.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 5 games. Their defense has not been very strong, since they have suffered at least one goal in each of the last 5 games, but their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored at least one goal in each of the last 5 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 44 of the last 46 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals and 31 out of 46 have ended with Over 2,5 goals. In 15 games, they only got 1 comeback in the 7 games in which they suffered the first goal.
The Hoffenheim is a recent club that still has no title of the Champions League or the Bundesliga (German Championship), having as best campaigns the fourth and third place reached in the last two seasons in the national competition. In the current season, the team has been doing an irregular campaign in Group F, so much that it won only three of the fifteen points played so far, two points behind the third and four points behind the second. In the last five games that Hoffenheim played as a visitor, for several competitions, four of them scored more than 2.5 goals and the two teams scored goals. We believe that in this match the Hoffennheim, because of the need to win, will make more of an open game, so they can score goals, but they also have a greater chance of scoring goals.