FC Copenhagen vs Man City Champions League predictions: Tips, odds and team news
FC Copenhagen host holders Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie on Tuesday at 8pm (UK time).
FC Copenhagen vs Man City odds
*Odds correct as of 07:45 on February 12
For the first time since 2011, FC Copenhagen are in the Champions League knockout rounds following an excellent group stage campaign. The Danish side finished second in their group with eight points from four matches, despite having to go up against Bayern Munich, Galatasaray and Manchester United; the latter two finishing below them. It was their final three games that’ll live longest in the memory, with home wins against Man Utd and Galatasaray coming either side of an incredible 0-0 draw away at Bayern Munich, propelling them into the top two.
But things only get more difficult here as Copenhagen prepare to face a Man City side that topped their group once again. Despite conceding seven goals, Pep Guardiola’s men have a 100% record in this season’s Champions League, recording two wins against each of RB Leipzig, Young Boys and Crvena zvezda so far. Even more dauntingly, City head into this match on a run of 12 wins and a draw in their last 13 matches across all competitions.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City predictions
FC Copenhagen vs Man City: Predictions
|23/20 with BetGoodwin
|FC Copenhagen 1-3 Man City
|10/1 with Betfred
|12/5 with BetVictor
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The stats behind our FC Copenhagen vs Man City predictions:
- Despite their 100% record, Man City have managed just one clean sheet in this season’s Champions League, conceding seven goals.
- FC Copenhagen have scored six goals in their three home Champions League matches this season.
- No player has scored more goals than Erling Haaland (5) in this season’s Champions League.
- Manchester City are unbeaten in their four games against FC Copenhagen.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City match tip
Erling Haaland has scored a competition-high five Champions League goals so far this term and scored twice in Man City’s 5-0 win over FC Copenhagen last season. He also bagged a brace in the 2-0 win over Everton at the weekend, his first goals after returning from injury.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City Bet-Builder tip
Man City have very much been a second-half team in the Champions League this season. The defending champions have scored just four goals in the opening 45 minutes of this season’s competition, with a massive 14 coming after the break. They have also been a bit weak defensively, with just one clean sheet in the group stage. Rodri managed to escape the group stage with just one yellow card, but that came from only five fouls, at an average of 1.28 per 90 minutes.
Man City have managed just one clean sheet in this season's Champions League.
Rodri has received one yellow card from five fouls in the Champions League this season.
14 of Man City's 18 goals in the Champions League this season have come in the second halves of their matches.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City team news
FC Copenhagen team news
|Theo Sander, Lukas Lerager, Davit Khocholava
Theo Sander and Davit Khocholava remain sidelined for Copenhagen, but they’ll hope to welcome back Birger Meling here. Lukas Lerager misses out after his red card in the final group game against Galatasaray, picking up two yellows in quick succession in the final stages.
Manchester City team news
Manchester City travel to Denmark with a full squad fit and available.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City head-to-head record
- 11 October 2022 – FC Copenhagen 0-0 Man City – Champions League
- 5 October 2022 – Man City 5-0 FC Copenhagen – Champions League
- 26 February 2009 – Man City 2-1 FC Copenhagen – UEFA Cup
- 19 February 2009 – FC Copenhagen 2-2 Man City – UEFA Cup
FC Copenhagen were the first team to avoid defeat against Man City in last season’s Champions League; a feat made even more impressive given their 0-0 draw came just days after a 5-0 thrashing in the reverse fixture. In fact, Man City are yet to win away from home against FC Copenhagen, with a 2-2 draw also coming in the UEFA Cup in 2009.