Manchester City vs FC Copenhagen – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | UCL 2022-23

Pep Guardiola Manchester City

Manchester City will look to continue their impressive start to the season when they welcome FC Copenhagen to the Etihad Stadium this Wednesday. 

Venue: Etihad Stadium (Manchester)

Key Statistics

Manchester City are unbeaten in each of their last 21 home UCL matches (W19, D2) which represents the best unbeaten UCL home run by any English side since 2009.

They are unbeaten in their last ten competitive games (W7, D3).

The hosts have scored 13 goals in their last four games. 

They have won their last ten home games. 

FC Copenhagen have won just one of their last five games (D1, L3).

The visitors have failed to score in five of their last six UCL away matches (W1, D3, L2).

Victory for Man City would mean they’ve beaten teams from 15 of the 16 different nations they’ve faced, failing only against Scottish sides so far.

Head to head

Manchester City have one win in two meetings with Copenhagen (D1). 

Latest performances in all competitions

Manchester City: W-W-W-W-D

Copenhagen: W-L-D-L-L

Manchester City

Manchester City continued their impressive start to the season with yet another dominant display, this time in the Manchester Derby against Manchester United.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden both scored a hat-trick to hand Pep Guardiola’s side a 6-3 win over their City rivals. 

The hat-tricks scored against Manchester United took Erling Haaland to 17 goals in the sky blue shirt. With the Norwegian powerhouse firing on all cylinders, City have looked like a genuine threat this season and are one of the favourites to go all the way to the final after crashing out in the semi-final last season to eventual winners Real Madrid

With two wins in two games, City sit top of Group G with six points, three points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second place. 

Pep Guardiola will be looking to make it three from three and further exert their dominance in Group G when they welcome Danish side Copenhagen to the Etihad Stadium as both teams lock horns for just the third time since 2009. 

The last encounter between both teams ended with City taking a 4-3 aggregate win over the Danish side in the Europa League. 

Possible Manchester City starting line-up

Ederson Moraes, Joao Cancelo, Ruben Dias, Nathan Ake, Sergio Gomez; Kevin De Bruyne, Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland. 

Injured: Kyle Walker, John Stones, Rodri, Kalvin Phillips

Doubtful: None 

Suspended: None 


Copenhagen beat AGF 1-0 to secure their first win since the start of September. 

The Danish side have lost more games than they have won this season with five wins and six defeats in the Danish Super League alone. Jacob Neestrup’s team sit in sixth position in the Danish PL table. 

In the Champions League, the Danish team have picked up one loss and one draw to sit third in Group G, the latter which was a Champions League 0-0 draw against Sevilla before the international break. 

Jacob Neestrup will now lead his team to take on the Group G favourites and Copenhagen know they face a mountainous task coming up against Pep Guardiola’s rampant side. 

While the onus will be on the Danish coach to find a way to stifle the English Champions in their own backyard, the gaffer will be demanding a lot of discipline from his boys when they take on Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side. Not an easy task for a team who just recorded their first win since September and conceded seven goals in the process. 

Possible FC Copenhagen starting line-up

Mathew Ryan; Kevin Diks, Denis Vavro, Davit Khocholava, Victor Kristiansen; Lukas Lerager, Rasmus Falk Jensen; Zeca, Viktor Claesson, Mohammed Daramy; Mamoudou Karamoko.

Injured: Marios Oikonomou, Akinkunmi Amoo

Doubtful: Kamil Grabara

Suspended: None


Manchester City 4-0 Copenhagen