It’s the time again, Champions League midweek matches are here and that means chasing tickets at the Sports Gambling PodcastWe got off to a good start after the first week and we look to continue the fortune with Tuesdays Plays of the Day.
5-2 +12.9 Overall
Manchester City vs Hoffenheim
When diving into the gambling aspect of European Club soccer, picking your spots according to motivation and recent performances can bring you value. In this match, we get an angry City team who was favored to win this tournament, coming off a loss in the first game. Since then we have seen them go 3-0 beating up on Cardiff 5-0 and dominating Brighton 2-0, but the scoreboard didn’t tell the truth that was 80% possession for the Sky Blues and 28 shots.
This week they get a team that has failed to get off to a good start in the Bundesliga losing three of their first six matches. The Germans club was able to get a 2-2 draw in their first match in this tournament and the number of goals in each match is something we are seeing often. Seven of the last 8 of the matches involving Hoffenheim has seen over 2.5 goals and in all 8 of those matches, we saw both teams find the back of the net.
I fully expect to see a focused Manchester City squad come into this match desperate for 3 points. I think the amount of possession they will see gives us a good chance to get goals. Now, Hoffenheim have been scoring as of late but City has kept three straight clean sheets since their champions league home defeat. I think the English favorited can score 3 on their own so I will play it two ways.
Manchester City and Over 2.5 -160 3U
City Halftime/Fulltime -120 1U
Lyon Over Team Total Over 1.5 -140 3U
Over 2.5 -140 3U
Lyon ML 2U -120