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October 4, 2022 Sports Betting
On Wednesday, Manchester City will host Copenhagen for their Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium in an effort to maintain their unbeaten start to the season. The Red Devils are coming off an impressive goal-laden victory against their archrivals.
The Citizens presently lead Group G with six points, five more than their Danish rivals, who last played Sevilla and earned a point.
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When asked in 2009 whether rivals Man City will ever be considered favorites for the Manchester derby, the former manager of Manchester United replied, “Not in my lifetime.” Now, as analyst Guy Mowbray put it, “it’s every time.”
Erling Braut Haaland and Phil Foden were the stars of the show as they both scored record-breaking hat-tricks to help the Citizens maintain their unbeaten start to the season. The Citizens defeated the Red Devils on Sunday in the Premier League, the highest scoring Manchester derby ever.
Even though City supporters would have left the Etihad Stadium feeling upbeat, Pep Guardiola believed that “certain players were not excellent” and thinks his team still has “many things” to work on.
The City team has five games in all competitions in a 14-day period, the second of which is a Champions League meeting against Copenhagen on Wednesday.
The Citizens are facing their Danish opponents for the first time since the last round of the 2008–09 UEFA Cup, which Mark Hughes’ team advanced to 4–3 on aggregate.
City maintained their perfect record by defeating Borussia Dortmund with a 2-1 victory at the Etihad last month after defeating Sevilla in Spain in their first Group G match. The Citizens are currently undefeated at home in the Champions League through 21 games, and they will be heavy favorites to continue this remarkable streak on Wednesday.
Copenhagen has had a challenging start to their title defense this season after winning their 14th Danish Superliga championship last year. The team has won five and lost six of their first 11 league games.
Last Sunday, a goal from Lukas Lerager in the 81st minute gave Jacob Neestrup’s team at least the chance to escape suffering their third straight defeat in the top division.
The fact that Copenhagen has played well at home lately—winning three and drawing one of their past four games there, including a spirited 0-0 draw with Sevilla in their most recent Champions League match—has been their only reprieve in recent weeks.
The Lions, on the other hand, are going to the Etihad on Wednesday having only won one of their previous seven away games, which includes a four-game losing sequence in which they have given up at least twice in each loss.
Marcus Allback’s goal against City’s rivals Man United in November 2006 gave Copenhagen, who have lost nine of their last ten away games in the Champions League, a victory. Copenhagen has only scored once in six games against English opponents overall.
With 35 goals scored in all competitions so far this season, it is difficult to see anything other than a straightforward victory for Man City. They are also likely to have more success in front of goal.