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Hoffenheim v Manchester City Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

10:42 PM MYT 02/10/2018
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Pep Guardiola's men were shocked in their Champions League opener but our tipster is backing the men from Manchester to win a goal-laden game here

Manchester City travel to take on Hoffenheim in a crucial Champions League clash.

Pep Guardiola's side are amongst the favourites to be crowned as champions of the continent, but the men from Manchester suffered a significant setback as they were beaten by Olympique Lyonnais in their opening Group F fixture.

Latest odds

Despite suffering that defeat against Lyon last time out, Manchester City are chalked up as 4/11 (1.36) favourites to kickstart their campaign with victory on German soil.

Hoffenheim can be backed at 13/2 (7.50) to claim their first ever victory in this competition, while the odds compilers offer 17/4 (5.25) that the match ends all square.

Team news

Benjamin Mendy remains out and, so, Oleg Zinchenko or Fabian Delph could deputise for the France international.

Lukas Rupp, Dennis Geiger, Nadiem Amiri, Benjamin Hubner, Kerem Demirbay and Kasim Adams are all out for the hosts. Reiss Nelson, on loan from Arsenal, could feature for Hoffenheim.

Goals galore?

There have been goals at both ends in each of Hoffenheim's eight competitive matches so far this season.

William Hill go 8/13 (1.62) that both teams are on target on this occasion, while the same firm go 2/5 (1.40) that there are least three goals - that particular play would have landed in seven of the eight matches involving the German side this season.

Solid City

With four clean sheets in their last five fixtures, though, Guardiola's side will fancy their chances of frustrating the hosts and William Hill go 29/20 (2.45) that the men from Manchester chalk up another clean sheet here.

Prediction

Both teams boast plenty of firepower and this could be an open and entertaining contest, although the men from Manchester are strong favourites to get their Champions League challenge back on track.

The 6/4 (2.50) quote, therefore, for the visitors to win a match in which at least four goals are scored could represent real value for punters ahead of Tuesday's tussle.

Over 3.5 goals and Manchester City to win at 6/4 (2.50) for a 1pt stake with William Hill