The most surprising team in all domestic competitions last year, Leicester City, is quickly moving to become the surprising of this year’s Champions League.
After two wins in the last two games, they need 4 points from their double clash against Danish side Copenhagen to ensure their presence in the CL knockout rounds – but will it be that easy to obtain?
Leicester City vs Copenhagen – 18/10/2016
This is very, very hard to say. Leicester’s last win took place in the Champion League, 1-0 over Porto. Apart from that, they have another win over Brugge in the CL, but so far have only won two domestic games this year.
They come after a heavy defeat against Chelsea, but we’re not sure how much this matters – they tend to play without any pressure in the Champions League, knowing that anything from 1st to 3rd place in the group would be a great achievement for a first-time participant.
On the other hand, FC Copenhagen (Kobenhavn in their local language) are a far bigger threat than they seem on paper. They are no more, no less than undefeated this season – not losing a single game since they started their qualifying games against minnows Crusaders.
They are coming in England to avoid defeat yet again, and given their good squad and the balance of the group, should be more than able to do so. They clearly want to see Champions League knockout rounds this year – and we can’t think of any reason why they won’t.
Leicester City vs Copenhagen Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, games like these are a nightmare. Leicester’s form is fluctuating, to say the least, but they do play at home – meaning that even if the Danes win, they shouldn’t put more than one goal in the English net.
A Leicester (+1) bet is clear, although the odds are not exactly attractive. We do see some yellow cards in this game since they’re more than traditional in both team’s games – so go for an over 3,5 yellow cards bet rather than an outright winner.
AH Full Time – Copenhagen (+0.5): 1.84 or 5/6 with ComeOn
Both Teams To Score – Yes: 2.00 or 1/1 with ComeOn