Copenhagen vs Manchester City – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

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Manchester City will play in Copenhagen on Tuesday evening knowing that a win would clinch their berth in the knockout phase of the Champions League with two games left in the group stage. If they are successful, they would advance to the next round.

The Citizens are now in first place in Group G and have nine points after their first three games, while Copenhagen is in last place and has only one point in the group so far.

Our Match Preview: Copenhagen vs Manchester City

Man City dominated Copenhagen 5-0 at home last week. They scored three times in the first half and added two more after the break.

The Danish team was going to have their work cut out for them in Group F, and they lost their first game, a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Borussia Dortmund on September 6. However, they bounced back the following week to play a scoreless draw against Sevilla.

After suffering a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Man City, Jacob Neestrup’s squad now sits in last place in Group G with just one point. However, they are tied for third place with Sevilla on points, making a Europa League berth a distinct possibility.

They are also still mathematically capable of finishing in the top two. After Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Nordsjaelland in the league, Copenhagen enters this match in sixth place with 16 points after 12 games.

Byens Hold is back in the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2016–17, and they advanced to the Europa Conference League’s round of 16 before falling to PSV Eindhoven last season.

Meanwhile, Man City are on fire, having won their sixth straight game in all competitions with a 4-0 demolition of Southampton on Saturday afternoon to take over the Premier League lead.

The Citizens have won their past three matches, all at home (6-3, 5-0, and 4-0), and this will be their first away game in any tournament since their 3-0 league victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the middle of September.

After starting with a 4-0 win over Sevilla in their first group match and a 2-1 win over Dortmund on September 14, Pep Guardiola’s squad now holds a clear lead in the group thanks to their recent victory over Copenhagen.

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With nine points, Man City is in the first place, three points ahead of second-placed Dortmund, and eight points ahead of third-placed Sevilla; a win here would guarantee them a berth in the knockout phase, but it’s more of a question of when than if the English champions can progress.

After Erling Braut Haaland scored against Southampton in the league on Saturday, many began to regard the Citizens as the favorites to win the Champions League this season. Haaland has scored 20 goals in 13 games since joining the club.

Our Team News: Copenhagen vs Manchester City

Due to injuries, Akinkunmi Amoo and Zeca will not be available for this encounter with Copenhagen, although the Danish club did not suffer any further setbacks in the league over the weekend.

It is expected that Kevin Diks and Victor Kristiansen will both make their way back into the back four, which will be one of the several changes that will be made to the team that began on Saturday.

Despite suffering a five-goal defeat in the previous week’s match against Man City, the head coach, Neestrup, may decide to use the same starting eleven that they used in that game.

However, Mamoudou Karamoko must first pass a late fitness test. In the meanwhile, Manchester City will most likely be without Kyle Walker and Kalvin Phillips owing to injury.

John Stones is also unlikely to play due to a hamstring problem that he has been dealing with. Jack Grealish, Sergio Gomez, and Ilkay Gundogan may all find their way into the starting lineup for Manchester City as Pep Guardiola prepares to adjust the lineup that was used for the opening whistle of Saturday’s match against Southampton.

However, the Norway international should start once again, with Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva perhaps being the players to drop out of the starting lineup. There will undoubtedly be the temptation to give Haaland a rest since Julian Alvarez is on standby to play through the center of the field.

  • Copenhagen possible starting lineup: Grabara, Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Kristiansen, Stamenic, Lerager, Claesson, Johannesson, Karamoko, Daramy.
  • Manchester City possible starting lineup: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Ake, Gomez, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Grealish, Haaland, Foden.

Our Prediction: Copenhagen 0-3 Manchester City

Due to the great quality that they possess at the moment, it is quite impossible to bet against Man City, and we can only envision one outcome in this matchup.

In the first meeting between these two teams, which took place in Manchester a week ago, Copenhagen was soundly defeated, and it appears that they will be forced to concede another loss to the English champions on Tuesday evening.

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