MANCHESTER CITY play FC Copenhagen in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.
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FC Copenhagen vs Man City preview: Best free betting tips, odds and predictions
FC Copenhagen vs Man City preview
Reigning champions Manchester City clash with FC Copenhagen on Tuesday.
And Pep Guardiola’s treble-winners are expected to steamroll their opponents, who are the lowest ranked team left in the Champions League.
Copenhagen have reached the knockout stages for just the second time in their history at Manchester United’s expense, but more English opposition isn’t ideal given Chelsea knocked them out back in 2011.
They did, however, hold City to a goalless draw at Parken in last season’s group stage following a 5-0 defeat at the Etihad a week prior.
A similar result looks unlikely given the Cityzens are purring.
Manchester City have won their last ten matches in a row, scoring 26 goals and registering five clean sheets in all competitions.
Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland have returned from injury and the pair will want to have this tie wrapped up in the first leg given the return fixture comes a few days after the Manchester derby and four days before a Premier League showdown with Liverpool at Anfield.
FC Copenhagen vs Man City odds
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FC Copenhagen vs Man City betting tips
We’re backing Manchester City to make life easier for themselves by securing an emphatic first-leg advantage.
As mentioned, the second leg is sandwiched between a Manchester derby and a trip to Anfield, so Pep Guardiola will hope to take full advantage ahead of two home clashes.
The Cityzens have struck 3+ goals in FIVE of their last SIX away fixtures, and that’s great news considering FC Copenhagen have managed just ONE clean sheet in their last TEN.
The Danish champions haven’t played a competitive game since beating Galatasaray in their final group game in December because of the Danish Superliga’s winter break – and that’s not the ideal preparation against the City juggernaut.
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We predicted that Erling Haaland would score a goal assisted by Kevin De Bruyne against Everton on Saturday, and we’re going with it again.
De Bruyne has assisted 151 goals for Manchester City across all competitions. He provided eight for Haaland last season – which was the most one City player has assisted another in a single season.
He’s provided four already this term despite the pair both suffering long spells on the sidelines. City should dominate and that will see the Belgian pulling the strings behind his lethal colleague.
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FC Copenhagen will no doubt sit deep and look to absorb the pressure against the holders. No club in this year’s Champions League have won more fouls than Manchester City with 83 in six matches.
If it’s in range, that could see De Bruyne try his luck from distance. He’s scored 12 goals from direct free-kicks in his career and nobody needs reminding of his clinical right boot.
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