Our betting expert has three Copenhagen vs Manchester City tips for Tuesday night’s Champions League match at Parken (8pm kick-off). Scroll down for the analysis behind his selections.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City betting tips
Odds correct at time of publishing and subject to change.
City to be too strong in second 45
The Champions League returns this week with two games on Tuesday night, including a trip to Denmark and the Parken Stadium for the champions Manchester City.
Last season’s winners will be taking on Copenhagen, who did brilliantly to finish second in a group including Bayern Munich and City’s rivals Manchester United, and it promises to be an intriguing clash.
The Light Blues are the reigning champions and are on a 13-match unbeaten streak, with wins in all of their past 10 games. But while an away victory seems obvious, they may be made to work for the triumph in Denmark.
Copenhagen have already beaten United and Galatasaray at home this term and drew 0-0 with Bayern in Bavaria, highlighting how difficult they can be to break down at times.
When they welcomed the German side to Parken, the cauldron-like atmosphere seemed to stun Thomas Tuchel’s men, who went in at half-time level – and the same could happen to City on Tuesday.
The Light Blues reached the interval of their recent matches against Premier League relegation candidates Everton and Brentford all square before going on to win, and it would be no surprise to see that exact scenario play out in the Danish capital.
City’s star power will eventually shine too bright, but back the hosts to use the Parken atmosphere to buoy them to a positive first-half performance.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City tip 1: Draw/Manchester City half-time/full time @ 11/4 with Paddy Power
Norwegian can steal the show
Erling Haaland is back, which will have Copenhagen players and fans already dealing with nightmares.
The Norway forward needed some time to get back to form after a lengthy spell on the sidelines, failing to score against Burnley and Brentford, but finally dusted off the cobwebs with a superb display against Everton, in which he grabbed both goals in a 2-0 win.
He looked sharp and dangerous throughout and, given that he netted a brace when Copenhagen and City met in the Champions League group stage last season, it could pay to back Haaland to continue his fine form on Tuesday night.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City tip 2: Erling Haaland to score two or more goals @ 11/4 with Paddy Power
Rodri can threaten
Combining three different markets you can put together a mouthwatering bet builder for this tie, which pays out at 8/1 with Paddy Power.
The first selection requires Copenhagen full back Elias Jalert to receive a yellow card. That event looks likely given that he picked up three in his five group stage appearances and he will be up against either Bernardo Silva or Phil Foden, two tricky customers who draw plenty of fouls.
Rodri is renowned for his defensive nous but the Spaniard has been getting more and more involved in City’s attacking phases – and he looks set to have an impact at the other end of the pitch again.
He is averaging 1.8 shots per game in the Champions League this term, has scored five goals in 20 Premier League appearances this season and has managed a shot on target in four of his past six matches, suggesting he should be taken to test the Copenhagen goalkeeper in this tie.
Finally, we need a high corner count to help this bet land, something that has not been an issue for City since their return from the Club World Cup. Their eight games since have brought an average of more than 13 corners per game. Back over 8.5 in this one to be safe for your final selection, as their lowest figure in a match has been nine.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City tip 3: Bet builder: Elias Jalert to be booked, Rodri 1+ shot on target, over 8.5 corners in the match @ 8/1 with Paddy Power
Copenhagen vs Manchester City odds
Odds are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.