Man City in Full Flow for a Comfortable Night in Copenhagen
Manchester City are determined to retain their Champions League crown and it doesn’t look like anyone is going to stand in their way. It took a while for Pep Guardiola and his great entertainers to be crowned kings of Europe, but they possess such swagger that it is going to take one of football’s freak circumstances to prevent them yet again popping the champagne corks after winning the final at Wembley on June 1.
The other contenders who have battled their way into the last 16 aren’t up to scratch when compared to the Etihad elite. Bayern Munich are struggling in the Bundesliga despite luring Harry Kane to Germany and don’t convince. Real Madrid were casually dismissed over two legs by City last season and don’t appear to have significantly improved. While Arsenal pose a potential danger, they aren’t at the same level as City in full flow.
The biggest threat could come from Inter Milan, who City defeated in last summer’s final in Istanbul. They are romping away with the Serie A title and may be worth backing at 18/1 with SpreadEx. Best hope they don’t have to travel to Manchester before the final, though.
City – crying out to be backed at 9/4 to win the Champions League with Betway – begin the knockout stages with a trip to Denmark where they face Copenhagen, who breezed through the group stages by finishing ahead of Galatasaray and Manchester United when ending up second to Bayern.
The timely return of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne to City’s starting line-up will make their Champions League rivals shudder. They beat United 4-3 at the Parkon Stadion in November, but Erik Ten Hag’s team were a mess back then. City can return to Blighty with a healthy lead by winning by more than one goal at 7/10 with Betway, Betfred, and Coral.
Phil Foden can continue his electric form by scoring the first goal of the match at 7/1 with Betfair and Paddy Power. Additionally, over 3.5 goals is worth an investment at 6/4 with Betfair and Betfred.
Manchester City’s dominance in the Champions League continues as they aim to retain their crown. With formidable players like Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne returning to the starting line-up, City’s rivals should be worried. Their upcoming match against Copenhagen in Denmark is expected to be a comfortable win for City, with odds favoring a victory by more than one goal. Phil Foden’s impressive form makes him a strong candidate to score the first goal of the match. Manchester City is a team in full flow, and it will take a significant upset to prevent them from celebrating yet another European triumph.