Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen Prediction, Betting Tips 7/3/2024

Manchester City go head-to-head against FC Copenhagen on Wednesday. Read our Predictions and Betting Tips with Match Preview, Head-to-head stats (h2h) and Team Form Analysis.

This match will be played on 07/03/2024 at 04:00

Manchester City x FC Copenhagen

Manchester City will be aiming to extend their winning run in all competitions to five games when they welcome Copenhagen to their Etihad Stadium in the Champions League last 16, return leg. The Citizens are with one foot in the quarter-finals as they won the first leg 3-1, but they surely want to give fans yet another reason to celebrate. Julian Alvarez is pushing for a start after coming as a substitute in the Manchester derby, while Jack Grealish remains the only absentee in Pep Guardiola’s team.

The Danes, on the other hand, face an uphill task in the second leg and given their under-par performance in a 2-0 loss to Midtjylland, we predict that the reigning champions are going to emerge triumphant in Wednesday’s clash without any difficulties. The likes of Davit Khocholava, Lukas Lerager, and Theo Sander are out of contention with injuries for the visiting team.

How the bookies view it.

Manchester City don’t need to win of course, but that hasn’t stopped them being installed as massive favourites as short as 1/9 in places although you can get 2/13 with Wj peso.

FC Copenhagen can be backed by brave punters at 22/1 with Wjpeso. The draw is 8/1 with Paddy Power.

Recent head to heads

Manchester City not only won 3-1 in the first leg a couple of weeks ago, but also thrashed the Danes on their last visit to the Etihad two years ago in a 5-0 romp.

Players to watch

Erling Haaland may well be rested here and some of City’s fringe stars may get their chance to impress. His countryman Oscar Bobb has already scored in the Champions League and Premier League this season and is 14/5 with Wj peso to net on Wednesday.

Former Celtic star Mo Elyounoussi has scored eight goals already this season for club and country and is 8/1 to score anytime with WJ peso.

Anything else catch the eye?

No matter what XI is put out by Pep Guardiola, there will almost certainly be a gulf in class and he will want to get the job done quickly and efficiently to start to turn his thoughts for their Anfield crunch.

City to win minus a goal on the first half handicap is attractively priced at 21/10 at Coral and that could be the shout if City go for a fast start.

This could be played like a glorified friendly with City unlikely to be up for a battle and Copenhagen surely resigned to their fate. There were only two cards in the first leg in a hostile atmosphere at the Parken Stadium, which it certainly is not at the Etihad. Go for under 2.5 cards with UniBet at 15/8.

This UEFA Champions League match between Manchester City and FC Copenhagen will be played on Mar 6, 2024 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen

Recent Meetings

  • Manchester City now have three wins and two draws in the previous five head-to-head meetings with FC Copenhagen.
  • The Citizens have won both previous home outings with Copenhagen, scoring seven goals in the process.
  • Four of the last five H2H affairs between these counterparts produced at least three goals.

Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen Prediction

Manchester City completely dominated the first leg in Danish capital and we expect to witness a similar scenario this time around at Etihad Stadium. The gulf in quality between the two teams is massive. Moreover, the Citizens will come into the tie in much higher spirits after the win over city rivals three days ago.

On the other side, FC Copenhagen did not look great in a 0-2 defeat at Midtjylland on Friday. The fact they conceded seven shots on target against a domestic rival does not bode well ahead of the clash with the Champions League holders. We will back Manchester City to win by three or more goals difference at the 2.10 odds.

We expect the Citizens to finish the job in the first half of the affair on Wednesday. They bagged nine goals in the last two wins over Luton Town and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola’s machinery has put five goals past FC Copenhagen in the previous home clash against them in October 2022. You can back two or more goals in the first half at the 2.00 odds.