Hoffenheim – Shakhtar Donetsk
Hoffenheim hosts Shakhtar Donetsk in a match from Group F of the Champions League on Tuesday night. Stay with us, because we are going to offer you some thoughts about this game.
Hoffenheim are having a pretty strange Champions League campaign so far, having lost once and making three draws in their other games. Right now the German team is 3rd in the group with 3 points won. Hoffe are 3 points behind the 2nd Olympique Lyonnais, so they have some theoretical chance to finish 2nd in the group. A win against Shakhtar would be very important for them, because in this way they will guarantee themselves that they are going to finish at least 3rd in the group.
In their previous game in the group Hoffenheim made a 2-2 during the visit to Olympique Lyonnais. The French team had an advantage of two goals in the result, but Hoffenheim won a point with goals from Andrej Kramaric and Pavel Kaderabek.
In the German Bundesliga Hoffenheim are currently 6th with 20 points. In their last game they once again made a draw – a 3-3 against Hertha BSC in the capital. Before this, they were in a terrific run of four consecutive wins in the league.
Shakhtar Donetsk are just one point behind Hoffenheim in the group, being 4th with 2 points won. This means that Shakhtar have a very good chance to chase the 3rd spot in the group, but they need to win. So far the Ukrainian side have a record of 2 draws and 2 losses in the group. In their last game Shakhtar suffered a crushing 0-6 defeat during the visit to Manchester City.
These are our thoughts about the Champions League clash between Hoffenheim and Shakhtar Donetsk in Group F. We wish you good luck!