Copenhagen vs Man City Betting Preview

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Manchester City, now in peak condition and in the mix for the Premier League title, shifts focus to the Champions League, kicking off the Round of 16 with an away game against Denmark’s FC Copenhagen.

With the team in top form and riding a wave of consecutive victories, Pep Guardiola has sparked Manchester City into their usual surge in the second half of the season, mastering the art of peaking at the perfect moment.

The last time City didn’t come out on top was on December 16, marking a streak of 10 unbeatable performances across various tournaments. Their most recent loss dates back even further, by another two weeks. Holding the reins to their Premier League fate, they’re just two points behind Liverpool yet have a game in their favor, and they aim to join Real Madrid as one of the few clubs to clinch back-to-back Champions League titles since 1990.

Copenhagen secured their spot in a surprising turn of events in Group A, claiming second place with eight points and leaving Galatasaray and Manchester United out of the running. As the Danish champions, they’re all too familiar with Manchester City’s prowess, having faced them in last year’s UEFA Champions League group stages.

Copenhagen vs Man City Score Prediction

Manchester City has occasionally struggled to find their rhythm in away matches in Europe, and this game could follow that pattern. However, it’s unlikely to prevent them from taking a solid lead back to their home ground.

In their journey to Champions League glory last season, City managed only a single win out of six away fixtures, settling for draws in the remaining five, either goalless or with a 1-1 score. Their sole away win was a convincing 4-0 against Sevilla in the group stage, but subsequent matches at Borussia Dortmund, Copenhagen, RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, and Real Madrid all ended without a City win. The season before saw City face defeats in European away matches at RB Leipzig, PSG, and Real Madrid, with the loss to Madrid marking the end of their semifinal aspirations.

While they’re unlikely to repeat their previous lack of success in Denmark, the anticipated goal frenzy might not materialize as some might expect when considering this matchup on its own.

BetPreview Copenhagen vs Man City Prediction: Copenhagen 0 – 2 Man City

Copenhagen vs Man City Best Bet

Copenhagen -2.5 Fouls -120 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Our best bet for Copenhagen vs Man City is Copenhagen to have at least three fouls more than Man City.

The last time these two played to a 0-0 draw in Copenhagen, the fouls were 13 to 6 in favor of the hosts. With Man City expected to have at least 65% of the possession in the match, the constant pressure will see Copenhagen racking up fouls as they continue to defend.

In their last outing against Everton, City drew 11 fouls while only committing 6. Much like we expect from this match, City had 72% of the possession and after a 0-0 stalemate at halftime, Everton’s tired players were forced to commit fouls when caught out of possession.

With City playing disciplined football and seemingly always in control of the ball, Copenhagen will surely commit have to foul the likes of Haaland, Foden and Alvarez to try and keep the better team from scoring often.

Copenhagen vs Man City 2nd Best Bet

2+ 2nd Half Goals -150 at DraftKings Sportsbook

Manchester City’s approach this season mirrors a well-established pattern: maintaining a steady pace in the initial half before dramatically ramping up their intensity past the 60-minute mark.

Since their return from the Club World Cup in late December, out of their last 22 goals in all competitions, just four have been scored in the first half, with one of these during stoppage time before the break.

Their performances in away European matches have been notably subdued in recent years, exemplified by a goalless draw at this same venue last season during the group stages. Although a repeat of that scoreline seems improbable, expect them to employ their characteristic, strategic play in the first half, saving their aggressive push for when their opponents begin to falter later in the game.

Copenhagen vs Man City 3rd Best Bet

Total Corners 2nd Half Over 4.5 -140 at DraftKings Sportsbook

As with the above bet, the majority of the action in Man City matches tends of happen in the 2nd half.

We like this bet because is they are held goalless in the opening 45 minutes, Man City will be pushing extremely hard in the second half. Playing through Foden and Doku on the wings looking to cross the ball to Haaland, there will be plenty of opportunities for corners.

On the other hand, if City is able to break through and grab some goals earlier on, this will force Copenhagen to open the game up. There is no way Copenhagen wants to go to the Etihad behind on goals, so their best chance will be to go all out to score at home.

With play opening up on both ends, corners will be bound to come from somewhere in the 2nd half.

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