Champions League Hoffenheim vs. Shakhtar 27/11/2018

Hoffenheim vs. Shakhtar Champions League

With three points from four games, Hoffenheim are three away to second place in Group F currently occupied by Lyon, who has six and is also three of the leader Manchester City.

Simply put, for the Germans to qualify in this group stage of the Champions will have to gain four points in relation to the French in these last two days, where they will receive the Shakhtar and visit the City.

After a bitter start to the season, Hoffenheim have stabilized in the championship and come here after four unbeaten games, where they defeated Leverkusen 4-1 and Augsburg 2-1.

In the last matchday, held last weekend, Hoffenheim drew 1-1 with Hertha Berlin (3-3).

Many losses for the team of Nagelsmann, who will not be able to count on Lukas Rupp, Benjamin Hübner, Nadiem Amiri, Florian Grillitsch, Kasim Adams and Dennis Geiger still in doubt.

Shakhtar have made a European campaign even worse than Hoffenheim.
The Ukrainians led by Portugal’s Paulo Fonseca take only two points in four games and naturally take over. the fourth and last position of the group, to four points of the 2nd place.

This means that they will have to win this game to reach the 3rd place and hope that Lyon do not win the City on this journey, for the last Shakhtar to have the qualification still available (plays at home precisely with the whole French).

Domestically, Shakhtar come from a less successful result, tied last Friday at home with Lviv (0-0), yet the campaign has been fairly quiet, Donetsk’s team lead the Ukrainian league with eight more points than Oleksandria, second at this point, and nine more than the main rival Dynamo Kiev. Marlos and Fernando are in doubt.

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This is a game where “winning” is the watchword for both teams, has ended the margin of error if the goal is to really continue in the Champions League and even continuity in the European tests may be at risk, for example, Shakhtar is already away from the 3rd place and consequent fall to the Europa League in case of defeat here.

To go in time to be able to dream of qualification, the Ukrainians will have to do much better than here, to start by winning the first game on Matchday 5 and overtaking a Hoffenheim that so far has not yet won but only lost with the City.

Certainly I hope that both teams enter the field like themselves, pressing high, wanting to see the opposite goal and this can provide a game of great interest for those who like football, party and emotive goals.

Betting Tips: Over 3 goals
Odds: 1.59