Copenhagen vs Manchester City Prediction 13.02.2024

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Manchester City

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  • Competition: UEFA Champions League - last 16 1st leg
  • Date: Tuesday, 13rd, February 2024
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21.00 CET
  • Venue: Parken Stadium (Copenhagen)

As the Champions League gates swing open for the knockout stages, Danish giants Copenhagen will clash swords with the reigning trophy-holders Manchester City in the first leg of their round-of-16 tie at Parken Stadium.

Despite being written off by many and labeled as underdogs of Group A, Copenhagen pulled off a remarkable feat on the biggest club stage in Europe this edition, silencing the skeptics who doubted their courage. As expected, Bayern Munich strolled through the group stage with minimal effort, leaving only one ticket remaining for the last passenger in the knockout phase, a spot claimed by the Danish Lions who edged out Galatasaray with a narrow 1-0 victory in a winner-takes-all clash, courtesy of a goal from Lukas Lerager, catapulting their team to second in the section ahead of the Turkish giants and Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Man City, the reigning rulers of Europe, cruised through the first phase of the competition unmolested, demonstrating their serious intentions to defend the "Big-Ears" trophy. Indeed, Pep Guardiola's men were relentless in their section that included RB Leipzig, Young Boys and Crvena Zvezda to, like record Champions League winners Real Madrid, nonchalantly stroll into the last 16 by collecting maximum points from the opening six group games. More impressively, the Citizens have set a new club record by stringing together the longest streak of success in the Champions League, as their thrilling 3-2 victory over the Red-Whites from Belgrade on the final matchday of Group G marked their eighth consecutive win.

Copenhagen vs Manchester City Betting Tips: AH2 (-1.5)

Definitely, this is the most unbalanced pairing in the round of 16 of the strongest club competition on the continent, and the defender of the "big ears" trophy Man City should prove their supremacy and completely crush any hopes of the Danish champion already in the first leg. Facing a lack of competitive fixtures could pose a huge problem for the Danish titan, who last played an official match back in mid-December, but there's no doubt they'll be encouraged by the fact that they managed to hold last year's champions, Man City, to draws on both occasions at Parker Stadium - they secured a 2-2 draw in the last-16 clash of the Europa League in 2009, while two years ago, they played out a scoreless tie (0-0) in the Champions League group stage. 

Despite the Lions having thunderous support from the stands, the chances of them shaking the current champions of Europe for the third consecutive time are quite slim, especially considering the drastic dip in their form just before the winter break, with three winless outings in the top-flight (D1, L2), leading to a slide to third place on the table. Furthermore, supporters at the Parken Stadium won't be thrilled as Pep Guardiola's men have rediscovered their killer instinct once again and are tearing through everything in their path, constructing a formidable winning streak of 10 games in all competitions thanks to a routine 2-0 drubbing of Everton over the weekend. 

Attacking prowess from the Citizens, spearheaded by the ruthless Norwegian goal-machine Erling Haaland, is particularly pronounced on their travels, as they've slotted exactly three balls past opposing goalkeepers in five out of their last six competitive away matches. Currently, last year's treble-winner Manchester City appears as an unstoppable force, sending their rivals to their knees, and we anticipate that Copenhagen will feel the attacking might of Guardiola's side, so anything but a routine victory for the visitors would be a genuine surprise.

FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. FC Copenhagen

    0 : 0

    Manchester City

    Champions League

  2. Manchester City

    5 : 0

    FC Copenhagen

    Champions League

  3. Manchester City

    2 : 1

    FC Copenhagen

    Europa League

  4. FC Copenhagen

    2 : 2

    Manchester City

    Europa League

FC Copenhagen

Copenhagen team news

Victims of knee injuries, third shot-stopper Theo Sander and experienced defender David Khockolava are both guaranteed to be out, while teenager William Clem is back in his squad after injury but is unlikely to be content with a place on the bench for the UCL showdown against Man City.

After scoring the winner against Galatasaray in the last round of Group A to push his side into the knockout stages for the first time in thirteen (13) years, Lucas Lerager was shown a late red, which will see the experienced midfielder miss the first leg.

Last matches of FC Copenhagen

  1. FC Copenhagen

    3 : 1

    Molde

    Atlantic Cup

  2. FC Copenhagen

    1 : 2

    Brondby

    Atlantic Cup

  3. Elfsborg

    4 : 5

    FC Copenhagen

    Atlantic Cup

  4. Sparta Prague

    2 : 0

    FC Copenhagen

    Club Friendlies 3

  5. Rangers FC

    2 : 2

    FC Copenhagen

    Club Friendlies 3

FC Copenhagen lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Kamil Grabara

Defenders

  • 19

    Elias Jelert

  • 3

    Denis Vavro

  • 2

    Kevin Diks

  • 22

    Peter Ankersen

Midfielders

  • 33

    Rasmus Falk

  • 9

    Diogo Goncalves

  • 8

    Magnus Mattsson

Forwards

  • 30

    Elias Achouri

  • 7

    Viktor Claesson

  • 10

    Mohamed Elyounoussi

Manchester City

Manchester City team news

Meanwhile, Manchester City visit Copenhagen without any injury or suspension concerns, meaning manager Pep Guardiola will be able to call on his strongest possible squad to take a comfortable first-leg lead.

Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Kevin De Bruyne who came off the bench in Saturday's match should all be named in the starting XI for the UCL clash, while Erling Haaland set his sights well with a brace in the 2-0 win against Everton.

Last matches of Manchester City

  1. Manchester City

    2 : 0

    Everton

    Premier League

  2. Brentford

    1 : 3

    Manchester City

    Premier League

  3. Manchester City

    3 : 1

    Burnley

    Premier League

  4. Tottenham Hotspur

    0 : 1

    Manchester City

    FA Cup

  5. Newcastle United

    2 : 3

    Manchester City

    Premier League

Manchester City lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Ederson

Defenders

  • 24

    Josko Gvardiol

  • 3

    Ruben Dias

  • 6

    Nathan Ake

  • 2

    Kyle Walker

Midfielders

  • 16

    Rodri

  • 47

    Phil Foden

  • 17

    Kevin De Bruyne

  • 19

    Julian Alvarez

  • 20

    Bernardo Silva

Forwards

  • 9

    Erling Haaland

3 Reasons why we expect AH2 (-1.5)

  1. Copenhagen has gone three consecutive Superliga matches without a win, suffering defeats in two successive games against Viborg and AGF.
  2. Manchester City has built an impressive winning streak of 10 matches in all competitions.
  3. Manchester City has scored exactly three goals in five out of their last six away matches.

Main prediction FC Copenhagen - Manchester City

AH2 (-1.5)

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Copenhagen vs Manchester City - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Cro), Astro, beIN Sports (Fra), COSMOTE Sport, Cytavision Sports, DAZN Deutsch, Digi Sport 2 (Rom), Eleven Sports 2 (Por), Max Sport 4 (Bul), MTV Katsomo (Fin), Nova Sport 3 (Cze), Orange Sport (Rom), Polsat Sport Premium 1, Prima Sport 2 (Rom), Sky Sport Arena (Ita), Sky Sport (Aut), Sky Sport (Ita), Sport 1 (Hun), Stan Sport (Aus), TNT Sports, TV3+, Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Swe), Ziggo Kanaal 14, Ziggo Sport Select

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Who is Copenhagen's player to watch?

Incredible as it may seem, 18-year-old Roony Bardghji is leading Copenhagen's attack superbly this term, having scored an impressive 10 goals in all competitions.

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Who is Manchester City's player to watch?

Erling Haaland found his name on the scoresheet twice during Saturday's 2-0 victory over Everton, marking his 21st goal in the current campaign from 25 competitive appearances.