MCI vs HOF Dream11 Team Prediction, Fantasy Team News, Playing 11
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim Match Preview, Team News, Lineups
UEFA Champions League
When: December 13, 01:30 AM, IST
Where: Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester Stadium)
MCI vs HOF Dream11 MATCH PREVIEW:
Manchester City will be rounding off their Champions League group assignments with a hosting of Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim at the Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, on Wednesday night (IST).
Somebody once tossed a term, ‘No team can ever be perfect’ and ‘chinks can be found in the strongest of armours.’
As Chelsea did prove both the statements true with their 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Premier League at the weekend to end City’s unbeaten streak in the league.
Well, if you watched that game, before Kante’s thumping shot which went into the left corner, there was only one team and you wonder why and how that team was not in front after the unfolding of events at the Stamford Bridge. And certainly, it was not the home team.
But it was the luck sometimes a great team needs in a match against even a superior team and City are the benchmark for every other team, there shouldn’t be any doubt in that regard.
However, we all know how complacency can prove to be a curse, Goliath found against David, while all the descendants of that particular Hare are still cursing that one particular moment when “Complacency” got into him.
And we know what happened in the 2nd half, Chelsea were a deserved winner. But, it is seen as just a minor blip and sooner than later, City’s mercenaries are expected to lead the table by some margins.
While in the Champions League, barring the 1-2 loss in the very first match against Lyon, the Cityzens are already in the draw for the knockout rounds.
While for Hoffenheim, nothing has gone according to plan in their first-ever appearance in the group stage of the Champions League. But the reality is, the Europa League was always a target for TSG 1899, and it can still be achieved if they manage to beat the odds at the Etihad Stadium.
At the moment, Julian Nagelsmann and his men are last in the group and remain the only side to not win a match in Group F. To some extent, the team may feel hard done by some results and also their own dwindling focus in the match is a reason why Hoffenheim have dropped som nay points from the winning situation.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Manchester City – W W D W W L
Hoffenheim – D W D L D D
MCI vs HOF Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim Team News:
Injured – Manchester City have some big issues as far as injury to key players is concerned.
Backup goalkeeper Claudio Bravo is still out with an Achilles Tendon injury, while defender Eliaquim Mangala remains a long-term absentee as well.
Superstar Kevin de Bruyne has returned to training but is not expected to feature in the next few games.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – Striker Sergio Aguero is racking against time to be fit for the home match against Hoffenheim. The Argentine has missed the last two games for City.
David Silva hobbled off at the Bridge and will be assessed ahead of the match. Oleksandr Zinchenko is also a doubt.
Note: Phil Foden could be handed a rare start at the Etihad Stadium as Fernandinho is just a booking away from serving a one-game ban.
Key Players – Sane, Sterling
Injured – Hoffenheim have their own issues – Lukas Rupp, Havard Nordveit and Nadiem Amiri have all been ruled out from the trip to Manchester.
Suspended – Kerem Demirbay and Adam Szalai bot will be serving a ban in this game.
Questionable – Kevin Vogt will be put through a late fitness test and his inclusion remains questionable.
Note: Joelinton and Kramric are expected to partner at the forward position for the visitors.
Key Players – Belfodil, Joelinton
MCI vs HOF Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Manchester City– Ederson (GK), Danilo, Otamendi, Laporte, Delph; Foden, Fernandinho, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Sane
Hoffenheim – Baumann (GK), Bicakcic, Vogt, Hübner, Kaderabek; Zuber, Demirbay, Schulz; Kramaric; Belfodil, Joelinton
MCI vs HOF Dream11 FANTASY TEAM:
Jesus is a certain starter, while Joelinton is in good form for Hoffenheim. Foden signed a contract extension with City, and with Fernandinho a big doubt and David Silva also out, he is expected to start.
Kompany and Otamendi are expected to start at the back.
Belfodil is scoring goals for Hoffenheim, and Jesus will be City’s main threat going forward. Sane was withdrawn early against City, he is too good a player to miss out.
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
Hoffenheim’s only trip to England ended in a 4-2 defeat as Liverpool beat them to round off a 63 aggregate win in the Champions League playoffs last season.
We expect City to win the match.
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