hoffenheim Team News:


Centre back Benjamin Hubner, midfield quartet Lukas Rupp, Nadiem Amiri, Dennis Geiger, and Florian Grillitsch, and striker Joelinton are all injured for the hosts. Defender Kasim Nuhu is suspended after getting sent off last time around too.

shakhtar-donetsk Team News:


Shakhtar are expected to be without defensive trio Ivan Ordets, Bogdan Butko, and Serhii Kryvtsov, midfielders Maksym Malyshev and Taras Stepanenko, and winger Fernando.

hoffenheim vs shakhtar-donetsk Head to Head:

The only previous meeting between Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk was the 2-2 draw in Ukraine earlier this season.

hoffenheim vs shakhtar-donetsk Statistics:

Hoffenheim have won only one of their six home games in all European competition (D2 L3), beating Istanbul Basaksehir in last season’s Europa League. Hoffenheim have both scored and conceded in all 12 of their games played in all European competition. No side has scored more 90th minute goals than Hoffenheim in the Champions League this season (2), while the German side have also scored the earliest goal in the competition this season (43 seconds vs Man City). Shakhtar are winless in their four Champions League games so far this season – only once (in 2011-12) have they failed to win any of their first five in a single campaign. Shakhtar haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 14 Champions League games, conceding a total of 30 goals in that run. Excluding own goals, Brazilian players have scored more Champions League goals than players from any other nation (860). Only Barcelona (83) have contributed a higher number of these than Shakhtar (78). Andrej Kramaric has been directly involved in 50% of Hoffenheim’s eight Champions League goals so far (3 goals, 1 assist). Junior Moraes has had a hand in three of Shakhtar’s four Champions League goals this season (2 goals, 1 assist).

Hoffenheim vs Shakhtar Donetsk Betting Prediction:

Hoffenheim 2 3 Shakhtar Donetsk
Tip: Over 2.5
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1.40
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