København vs Manchester United betting tips: Champions League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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København vs Manchester United

Copenhagen to draw 1-1 with Man United- 6/1!


At 6/1, a £10 bet would return £70!

København vs Manchester United

November 08, 2023

8:00 pm GMT

København vs Manchester United match preview

After, just, prevailing in the reverse fixture 15 days ago, Manchester United require another victory, this time in the Danish capital, to keep their knockout phase hopes alive.

A fortnight ago at Old Trafford, two unlikely heroes emerged, first Harry Maguire, who’s header broke the deadlock.

But then, in the 95th minute, Scott McTominay was penalised by referee Marco Guida for a very debatable foul on Mohamed Elyounoussi, with København awarded a penalty.

Jordan Larsson shouldered the responsibility, but his effort was saved by the much-maligned André Onana, with this quite literally the last kick of the night.

This was a much-needed victory for Erik ten Hag’s team, given that Man United had began a UEFA group phase with back-to-back defeats for the very first time, beaten 4-3 by Bayern Munich and 3-2 by Galatasaray.

Nevertheless, victory here and then in İstanbul in three weeks time would secure second spot with a game to spare.

This though will be far from a straight-forward task, starting here, given that København have been competitive in all their Champions League games so far.

Jacob Neestrup’s side led 2-0 in their group opener in Türkiye, only for Elias Jelert to get sent off, with Galatasaray then scoring twice to salvage a share of the spoils.

Then, Lukas Lerager’s opener had the Lions on course for a humungous upset when Bayern Munich visited in October, but the Bundesliga champions, in the end, left 2-1 winners.

Nevertheless, the Danish champions have lost just nine of their last 47 European home games, holding Man City, Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla to draws last season.

Manchester United’s only previous visit to Parken came in November 2006, with Sir Alex Ferguson’s team beaten 1-0 all those years ago.

Will this one go the same way?

København team news

Jacob Neestrup rotated his team for Sunday’s 4-2 victory at Randers, a victory that leaves København three points clear at the top of the Superligaen, ahead of fierce rivals Brøndby, who they face this weekend.

For this one, key figures Mohamed Elyounoussi, Diogo Gonçalves and Viktor Claesson will all return to the XI.

Oscar Højlund, brother of Rasmus, did start at the weekend, but will be on the bench this time, where he could be alongside other brother Emil.

Manchester United team news

Lisandro Martínez, Luke Shaw, Tyrell Malacia and Casemiro are all sidelined, but there are still plenty of question marks surrounding Erik ten Hag’s team.

Harry Maguire appeared to suffer a serious head-knock mere seconds into the win over Fulham, twice receiving treatment, but still went on to complete the full 90.

If he was concussed, then Maguire cannot play for ten days, thereby missing this match and Saturday’s clash against Luton, but his manager insists this was not the case, so we have to take his word on that.

Maguire and Jonny Evans are likely to continue at centre-back, with Diogo Dalot on the right, given that Raphaël Varane and Sergio Reguilón both appear to have joined Jadon Sancho’s naughty step club.

Having been criticised for having a birthday party, Marcus Rashford wasn’t in the matchday squad at Craven Cottage, but this was apparently injury related, so will he be back involved here?

All three of Rasmus Højlund’s Manchester United goals have come in the Champions League, while he also bagged a hat-trick at Parken for the national team earlier this year against Finland.

Up against his former club, for whom he scored just five times, will Højlund be the hero?

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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