Hoffenheim — Manchester City plays on Tuesday at 6:55 pm at the Virsol Rein-Neckar arena in Sinsheim. Citizens will hope for a response after a shocking defeat in the first round of the Champions League group stage against Lyon. They are surprisingly defeated in their field in one of the worst performances that they played under Pep Guardiola. Victory in Germany should bring them back to the right path.

Hoffenheim - Manchester City


The German team made their debut in the Champions League in the first game, and they did a good job at home, where they beat Shakhtar 2: 2. For them, this is a great home game and perhaps the biggest home game in their history when he played against the English Champions in the Champions League. This season, Hoffenheim has three wins, two rows and three defeats in all competitions, and in seven of these eight games three or more goals were scored.

This will be only the third home match for Hoffenheim this season, while in the previous two they defeated Freiburg and defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. Hoffenheim scored a goal in every game he played this season. Florian Grilich and Havard Nordtveit scored goals in the first match. Hoffenheim joins the game as an outsider, while in the last five games they have one win, two draws and two losses.


Going to first place in the Premier League this weekend means that Manchester City is in a well-known position, but defeating them from Lyon at home (1-2) in the Champions League is in a very difficult position. This is not the position when you think that Manchester City will come out of this group and fight, but the place for any other error is now much less. It was a bad day for Manchester City after they lost to Lyon and became the first club to lose four games in a row in the Champions League in the entire history of this competition.

The home team was strong in the group stage last season, but Manchester City also won three of five away matches in the Champions League and scored four goals in each of these victories. Manchester City won nine of 11 games in all competitions in the 2018/19 season and now won three games in a row after this defeat in Lyon at the Etihad Stadium. The team is unbeatable in the last seven away games in all competitions, while they have won six of these seven games. Benjamin Mendy is under suspicion, while John Stones and Company will hopefully start. Fabian Delf and Sergio Ramos should be available.


Hoffenheim: Baumann, Akpoguma, Hugma, Posh, Kaderabek, Bittenkur, Grilich, Kramarichch, Schultz, Salai, Belfodil

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Kompani, Laporte, Delphi, Bernardo Silva, Fernandinho, Marez, Sterling, Jesus, Sein


Lyon made the greatest impression in the first round of the Champions League, winning the “City” 3: 2. The city has no right to play, and it is clear that this match will be very serious, because the failure of the group will be a disaster. The quality is evident from the City, which is the first favorite to win the Premier League, and we think that Hoffenheim can hardly compare with them.