FC Copenhagen vs Man City Prediction: Champions League Odds, Free Picks & Betting Tips
Man City face FC Copenhagen in the Champions League. Man City are favorites to win, and Kevin De Bruyne is back.
Manchester City has had a slow start to the season, but they have Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne back in the lineup and are determined to defend their Champions League title. They are facing FC Copenhagen in the Champions League on Tuesday, February 13.
The hosts finished second in their group, eliminating Manchester United, but now face a tough task against the current champions. If you need Champions League picks for this big game, we have you covered.
The Champions League really gets going when it reaches the knockout stages, and the game between Copenhagen and Man City is an interesting affair to handicap.
Copenhagen comes into this game after a winter break, having not played any meaningful games since the final game of the group stage. They face a tough tie against Man City, arguably the most difficult team to face in the competition.
Man City, the current European champions, struggled earlier in the season but have found form over the last month. They won all six Group G games and scored 18 goals, allowing just seven.
Given Man City's impressive record in qualification for the knockout stages, as well as their recent improvement in form, it's no surprise that the best bet for this game is for Pep Guardiola's team to win with a 1.5-goal handicap.
In their 10-game winning streak, Man City has scored a combined 29 goals and won their previous three games by 2+ goals. They are playing at a high level right now, and it's hard to see them losing.
With Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne back, Man City will take advantage of Copenhagen's lack of match sharpness and win by 2+ goals.
We're adding a further two legs onto the best bet for the game, the first of which is for Kevin De Bruyne to either score or assist. He has six goal contributions in his last six games, and his speed of movement and technical ability will shine in this game.
To wrap up, we're backing both teams to score: no, meaning that Guardiola's team will keep a clean sheet. Man City's 10-game winning streak has also seen six clean sheets, and with the match fitness of Copenhagen being an issue, goals will be hard to come by for the home side.
It's worth noting that in two meetings with City during last season's group stage, Copenhagen didn't manage to score once.
If you want to back the home side, you could get odds of +1,100, with the draw coming in at +540. I'd lean toward backing the Over 2.5 goals given the firepower that City has on display, but I can't see Copenhagen scoring at all, meaning we'd need all three goals to come from the English side.