Copenhagen is set to host Manchester City at Parken on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, at 20:00 UTC in the Round of 16 of the Champions League.
Manchester City is set to resume their quest to defend their Champions League title with an away match against Copenhagen in the round-of-16. Copenhagen, after a slow start in the group stage, managed to advance by overcoming Manchester United and Galatasaray, securing a spot alongside group leaders Bayern Munich. Despite currently sitting third in the Superliga and experiencing some recent setbacks, Copenhagen clinched their knockout stage berth by defeating Galatasaray 1-0.
Manchester City Form
On the other hand, Manchester City is in formidable form, unbeaten in their last 13 matches since a December 7 loss to Aston Villa. Dominating the group stage, City secured a perfect 18 points against RB Leipzig, Young Boys, and Red Star Belgrade. With the return of key players Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne, City remains a formidable force and the team to watch in the Champions League.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City: Head-to-Head and Significant Stats
- Copenhagen has been unable to secure a victory against Manchester City in their four previous encounters across different competitions, managing two draws and suffering two losses.
- Manchester City has never managed to clinch an away win against a Danish opponent in any major European competition.
- This only marks the second time that Copenhagen has progressed to the knockout stages of the Champions League, with the initial instance occurring in the 2010-11 season when they were ousted in the round of 16 by Chelsea.
- Currently, Manchester City is in the midst of an impressive eight-game winning streak in the Champions League, setting a new record as the lengthiest such run by any English team in the history of the competition.
Copenhagen predicted lineup vs Man City
Copenhagen predicted lineup (4-3-3): Grabara; Ankersen, Vavro, Diks, Jelert; Hojlund, Falk, Goncalves; Elyounoussi, Claesson, Achouri.
Man City predicted lineup vs Copenhagen
Man City predicted lineup (4-3-3): Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Ake; De Bruyne, Rodri, Alvarez; Bernardo, Haaland, Foden.
Copenhagen vs Manchester City Prediction
A Manchester City team in optimal physical condition poses a formidable challenge for any opponent. Copenhagen will be missing Lerager, who received a red card in their last group-stage match against Galatasaray. Although the atmosphere at Parken might be intimidating for City, it is improbable that Pep Guardiola's squad will be second-best on the field.