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Dec 12, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​Etihad Stadium
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How Manchester City could line up against Hoffenheim

Ahead of the Champions League clash between Manchester City and Hoffenheim at the Etihad Stadium, Sports Mole looks at how the hosts could line up.

Manchester City welcome Hoffenheim to the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night with a place in the last 16 of the Champions League already confirmed.

The Citizens must now avoid defeat to the Bundesliga side to hold off Lyon for top spot in Group F, setting up a favourable two-legged tie in the first knockout round.

Home boss Pep Guardiola may be tempted to make changes on the back of Saturday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea, but there is still some work to be done when Hoffenheim arrive in midweek.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how City could line up for their final group match.

Possible MCI XI vs. HOF

Out: Sergio Aguero (groin), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Kevin De Bruyne (ligament), Benjamin Mendy (knee), Oleksandr Zinchenko (nose), Eliaquim Mangala (knee)
Doubtful: David Silva (hamstring)

Guardiola may consider recalling Gabriel Jesus to his starting lineup after going without a recognised striker in the defeat to Chelsea.

Aguero remains absent with a groin problem, so Jesus - who bagged a hat-trick against Shakhtar Donetsk in his most recent European outing - is primed to start.

A defensive reshuffle is also likely, as Nicolas Otamendi and Danilo were both kept on the bench at Stamford Bridge and will be raring to go, likely meaning a rest for John Stones and Kyle Walker.

Elsewhere, Guardiola may see this as a good opportunity to give academy product Phil Foden a first start of the season in the Premier League or Champions League, while at the same time retaining some midfield experience alongside the youngster as City attempt to get the job done with minimal fuss.

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Raheem Sterling celebrates putting his side back ahead during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Bournemouth on December 1, 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool35277179205988
2Manchester CityMan City34282487226586
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs352311165353070
4Chelsea35207859382167
5Arsenal34206868432566
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd34197863481564
7Watford35148135050050
8Everton35147145044649
9Leicester CityLeicester35146154847148
10Wolverhampton WanderersWolves34139124142-148
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham35127164454-1043
12Crystal Palace35126174348-542
13Newcastle UnitedNewcastle35118163544-941
14Bournemouth35125184962-1341
15Burnley35117174462-1840
16Southampton35910164158-1737
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3597193254-2234
18Cardiff CityCardiff3594223065-3531
RFulham3565243376-4323
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3535272069-4914

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