Dortmund concludes the Champions League group-stage campaign with a trip to Denmark to face Copenhagen on Wednesday. Our sportsbook is offering the best markets and bonuses for the UCL action.
Copenhagen: Winless in Champions League
Copenhagen is one of only four teams in this season’s Champions League who are yet to win in the group stage, drawing two and losing three of their first five matches in Group G. They are the only side who has failed to score.
They are not having their best season, winning just two in their last 10 games across all competitions. The team is struggling and will have few chances to beat Dortmund. Jacob Neestrup’s side, who has lost all three previous European meetings with Dortmund, will be looking to avoid becoming the fourth team in Champions League history to not score a single goal in the group stage.
Copenhagen center-back Davit Khocholava is suspended after receiving a red card in the dying embers of last week’s defeat against Sevilla, so Denis Vavro is expected to lead the defensive line. Akinkunmi Amoo and Zeca are both long-term absentees as they continue to recover from ruptured ligament injuries, while Nicolai Boilesen is ruled out until December with a knee problem.
Copenhagen has been undefeated in the Danish Superliga since September but has failed to replicate that form in the Champions League, so if you’re betting online you should fade them on Wednesday.
Dortmund: Expected to Rest Players
Dortmund is guaranteed to finish second as a result of their draw with Manchester City last week, so Edin Terzic could make a few changes for this game. Dortmund heads into Wednesday’s dead-rubber fixture with Copenhagen off the back of a 2-1 Bundesliga away victory against Eintracht Frankfurt last weekend. Despite facing 20 shots on goal from Frankfurt, goals from Julian Brandt and Jude Bellingham helped Dortmund earn maximum points and move to within four points of leaders Union Berlin.
Jude Bellingham has nine goals across all competitions this season. He has scored four in his last four matches. Dortmund is enjoying life after Erling Haaland, showing that he was not the reason for their success, and the team has had a positive season to date. They remain a contender for the title in Germany but it will be very tough for them to compete with Bayern Munich.
Dortmund will be without Marco Reus, Thomas Meunier and Raphael Guerreiro, who are all injured. Sebastian Haller is also unavailable but he has been spotted training with former club Ajax just three months after undergoing surgery on a testicular tumor. The likes of Anthony Modeste, Marius Wolf, and Giovanni Reyna, who all began on the bench against Eintracht Frankfurt, will be pushing for a start on Wednesday. Dortmund’s bench is a class above Copenhagen so we will still include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
Copenhagen vs Dortmund Head-to-Head
Dortmund is unbeaten against Danish teams. They had one win and a draw against Brondby in the 1993-94 UEFA Cup in the only other encounters before this season. Copenhagen has never beaten Bundesliga opposition in UEFA competition in 11 attempts. Copenhagen has failed to score in its last six matches in the Champions League and, as a result, has faced defeats in each of these games. Dortmund has won three of their four games across all competitions, keeping a clean sheet in each of those wins.
Copenhagen vs Dortmund Match Information
- Match: Copenhagen (0-2-3) vs Dortmund (2-2-1)
- Location: Parken Stadium (Copenhagen)
- Day/Time: Wednesday, Nov. 2, 3 p.m. ET
- Copenhagen vs Dortmund Live stream: fubo.tv
Copenhagen vs Dortmund Betting Lines
Copenhagen vs Dortmund Prediction
The visitors enter this clash as favorites on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at three.
Copenhagen is undefeated in the Danish Superliga since September but has failed to replicate that form in the Champions League. They also have a poor record against German teams and are expected to struggle in this game. Yes, Dortmund will play their ‘B’ string but they have some great young talents in their squad. Copenhagen has not scored a single goal in this campaign overall and Dortmund will not force it as they don’t have anything to play for, so we’re going for the unders.
Copenhagen are listed at +385 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on them, you have a chance to win $385. Dortmund are -140, offering a chance to win $71 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Copenhagen a 20.62% chance to win, with Dortmund at 58.33%.