The Citizens will go on a Scandinavian journey to face Copenhagen in Tuesday’s opening leg of the last-16 on Tuesday evening, as they continue their defence of the Champions League trophy.

Pep Guardiola’s squad finished first in Group G, dominating the competition, while their hosts finished second in Group A, trailing Bayern Munich.

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Manchester City to win: ⚽1.24 at Bet9ja
Manchester City to score over 1.5 goals: 🥅1.35 at 1xbet
At Least a Half X: ✅1.78 at Sportybet

Copenhagen and Manchester City: Previous Games 

At Parken, Copenhagen beat Galatasaray 1-0 in their most recent match. In this Champions League encounter, Lukas Lerager scored for Copenhagen, who had three total corners and three attempts on goal.

Man City defeated Everton 2-0 in their most recent Premier League encounter. They scored three goals despite having just 73% control of the ball. At Etihad Stadium, they had nine corners, and Erling Haaland scored one of them.

The most recent encounter between F.C. Copenhagen and Manchester City resulted in a scoreless draw at Parken.

On one occasion in the past two encounters, the score was tied. Manchester City won one, while F.C. Copenhagen lost all of their games.

Probable Copenhagen Lineup

Grabara; Ankersen, Diks, Vavro, Jelert; Goncalves, Falk, Claesson; Elyounoussi, Bardghji, Achouri

Probable Manchester City Lineup

Ederson; Walker, Dias, Stones, Gvardiol; Silva, Rodri, De Bruyne; Doku, Haaland, Foden

Betting tips: Copenhagen x Manchester City

Check out our predictions of the day for Copenhagen vs Manchester City

Prediction 1: Copenhagen x Manchester City / Manchester City to win

With the loss of Lerager, a key player for the hosts, Man City should have no trouble overcoming Copenhagen on Tuesday, making it their third attempt at a home victory. 

Any visiting team would be unprepared for the Parken atmosphere, but Guardiola’s players are on their usual spring-to-winter surge, so they should have a first-leg edge to carry back to the Etihad.

Prediction 2: Copenhagen x Manchester City  /  Manchester City to score over 1.5 goals

Even though Copenhagen staged a remarkable comeback to finish second in their group, they will be up against a superior team in this match. With De Bruyne and Haaland well and ready to go, Man City should have no trouble taking control of this game. They have been sensational as of late. Our second bet on the match between F.C. Copenhagen and Manchester City is that Manchester City will score over 1.5. 

Prediction 3: Copenhagen x Manchester City /  At Least a Half X

On Tuesday, the hosts can frustrate their star-studded opponents, Manchester City, who are currently riding a 13-match undefeated streak and have won their past ten matches. 

Last year, in the Champions League group stage, they held Manchester City to a scoreless draw in Copenhagen. They may not be able to stay on as long in this match, but Sergio Gomez’s early red card helped them in that match, so they might hang on again. 

City went on to win both after drawing at halftime in their previous two matches against Premier League relegation candidates Everton and Brentford. In the group stage, they also required a strong second-half performance to earn three points against youth team Young Boys, with the score remaining tied at halftime. 

Copenhagen should be able to hold the champions for at least half an hour on Tuesday since they were tied at the break in their home game against German powerhouse Bayern and their away match against Manchester United at Old Trafford.