We bring you our Copenhagen vs Manchester City predictions as the teams square off in the first knockout round of the Champions League. Our picks look at players to score, the Asian handicap and goals markets.
FC Copenhagen vs Manchester City Predictions & Tips
- Manchester City Asian handicap -1.75 @ 1.87 Bet9ja
- Manchester City to win 3-0 @ 7.30 Bet9ja
- Exactly 0 home goals @ 1.75 Bet9ja
- Manchester City Corner handicap -4 @ 2.07 Bet9ja
- Foden to score @ 2.90 Bet9ja
- Doku to score @ 3.75 Bet9ja
- 3+ Manchester City goals @ 2.06 Bet9ja
We expect Manchester City to run out 3-0 victors in this match against Copenhagen
One-Way Traffic in Copenhagen
Manchester City enjoyed a level of dominance seldom seen in the Champions League last season. Pep Guardiola has the setup and the personnel to bully the best teams in the competition so they are a very short price against Copenhagen.
They are a very short price on the 1×2 market so the first bet for this clash is going to be Manchester City -1.75 on the Asian handicap market. This means the bet wins if Pep’s side wins by three or more. The stake will be returned if the visitors win by a two-goal margin.
City scored 18 goals in the group stages. Qualification to the knockout stages almost seemed a foregone conclusion when the groups were drawn so Pep will be delighted that his players remained professional and won all six matches.
Expect Manchester City to show their relentless side here and secure a comprehensive win. Putting the tie to bed in the first leg will give the manager more opportunity to rest players as they compete in a hotly-contested title race.
Bet 1: Manchester City Asian handicap -1.75 @ 1.87 Bet9ja
Correct Score Market Provides Value
Pep’s side have won their last 10 matches across all competitions. That run started with a win over Urawa Red Diamonds in the Club World Cup. Since then, they have averaged 2.9 goals per game.
City have also been able to restrict their opponents to very few chances. When these slides squared off in the group stages of last season’s competition,
Copenhagen managed just one shot on target over the two head-to-heads. They played an hour against 10 men and still struggled to lay a glove on City so the second of our Copenhagen vs Manchester City predictions is the visitors to win 3-0.
Bet 2: Manchester City to win 3-0 @ 7.30 Bet9ja
Copenhagen’s Strikers Set to be Starved
Copenhagen’s possession stats in the group stages were low. They averaged just 42.5% possession in the group stages. That is the third lowest figure in the Champions League so the signs are ominous against a possession-hungry Manchester City.
Chances will be at a premium for the home side so the next of Copenhagen vs Manchester City predictions is for the home side to score exactly 0 goals.
Manchester City are conceding just 0.9 goals per game on their 10-match winning run. This increases slightly to 1.03 in their 34 matches across the entire season but they have seldom been this short on the 1×2 market.
Bet 3: Exactly 0 home goals @ 1.75 Bet9ja
Copenhagen Will Try to Weather the Storm
The last of our betting angles for this one is Manchester City -4 on the corners handicap. Pep’s side to win five more corners than their opponents for this bet to win. We can back this at odds of 2.07 with Bet9ja.
Over the course of Manchester City’s 10-match-winning run across all competitions, they are averaging 9.5 corners per game. That’s seven more than the opposition. Since the start of the season, City’s opponents are averaging just 3.36 corners per game across all competitions.
Copenhagen deserves respect but Pep’s side are used to facing higher-level opposition in the Premier League.
Bet 4: Manchester City Corner handicap -4 @ 2.07 Bet9ja