Forget about the standings for a moment. The gap between Manchester City and Copenhagen is bigger than that. Here’s the perfect example: The Citizens spent around 60 million euros on Erling Haaland while Copenhagen’s top signing was Andreas Cornelius at a cost of 6 million euros.
That difference is also reflected in the soccer lines as the Citizens are offering a -1600 price to win straight up. So, the real question is whether there’s any chance that Copenhagen pull off the stunner. Let’s find out.
Let’s check the latest UEFA Champions League odds, stats, injury reports, and UEFA Champions League lines for Manchester City vs Copenhagen. We’ve plenty of Vegas UEFA Champions League odds for you to consider.
Manchester City: Scoring Machine
Manchester City spent their money wisely as Haaland is meeting all expectations and more. He’s the English Premier League top scorer with 14 goals, seven more than Harry Kane, who’s second.
Most recently, Haaland scored a hat trick, his third of the season, in a 6-3 win against Manchester United. The Citizens are second in the EPL, only one point behind Arsenal.
In the UEFA Champions League, Pep Guardiola’s team is also hot. They crushed Sevilla 4-0 in their debut, with Haaland scoring a brace. Later, they came from behind to defeat Borussia Dortmund 2-1. Haaland scored the winning goal.
Besides Haaland, Phil Foden is also having a great season. He also scored a hat trick against the Red Devils, and the club already offered him a lucrative new contract. Haaland and Foden have scored more goals than 17 EPL teams in total. That’s crazy!
Last but not least, the Citizens have won their last 11 home games. I think that’s enough to justify the price they’re offering in the sportsbook.
Copenhagen: Nothing to Lose, Much to Gain
That’s Copenhagen’s situation toward Wednesday’s match. Nobody is expecting them to win, but if they do, they’ll become famous all around the world. Plus, they would keep the Round of 16 hopes alive.
Last Sunday, they regained some confidence by defeating AGF 1-0. Lukas Lerager scored the winning goal, allowing the Lions to climb to sixth place in the Danish Super League. They’re eight points behind first place.
Regarding the UCL, they lost 3-0 to Borussia Dortmund in their debut. Later, they played host to Sevilla and drew 0-0. That’s not bad, but they should have won. Sevilla are having a very rough start to the season.
Here are a couple of reasons for you to consider including the visitors in your soccer picks at +3300. Pep Biel and Viktor Claesson have scored six goals each in the Danish Super League. Copenhagen will heavily rely on the counter-attack, and they could be the key for them to score. There’s also Cornelius, but he hasn’t met expectations.
Manchester City vs Copenhagen Head-to-Head
These two have never met in the UCL. Their previous two encounters were in the third round of the 2008-09 UEFA Europa League. The first leg ended 2-2 while the Citizens won the second 2-1.
Overall, City own a 3-1-2 record against teams from Denmark. On the other hand, Copenhagen are 1-5-6 against English clubs.
Manchester City vs Copenhagen Match Information
- Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Location: Etihad City, Manchester, England
- Manchester City vs Copenhagen Live Stream: fuboTV
Manchester City vs Copenhagen Betting Lines
Manchester City vs Copenhagen Prediction
Forget about an upset. In fact, I feel sorry for Copenhagen. Manchester City wants to seal their ticket to the Round of 16 as soon as possible, and a victory over the Danish side would allow them to set one foot in the next round. That would also allow them to focus on assaulting the top spot in the EPL. Plus, Haaland is eager to keep scoring and breaking all records. He’s not going to play in the 2022 World Cup, but he wants to make clear that he still is the best striker in the world.
That being said, I expect a goal-fest, enough for City’s total to go over 3½ goals, precisely my betting online prediction.
Score Prediction: Manchester City 5, Copenhagen 0
Manchester City vs Copenhagen Match Detail