Man City vs Copenhagen - Champions League: TV channel, team news, lineups and prediction

  • Man City take a 3-1 lead into Wednesday's round of 16 second leg
  • City haven't lost a Champions League game at the Etihad in almost six years
  • Hosts head into contest having enjoyed Manchester Derby success on Sunday

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Manchester City are aiming to seal their place in the Champions League quarter-finals when they take on FC Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

The Danish side gave the holders a brief scare in the first leg, drawing level in the first half after Kevin De Bruyne had given City an early lead. However, Pep Guardiola's imperious oufit scored twice in the second half to take a commanding 3-1 lead to the Etihad.

The Cityzens haven't lost a Champions League fixture on home soil in almost six years.

The hosts head into Wednesday's bout off the back of an impressive Manchester derby win during which their distinct superiority over United was once again asserted. Local boy Phil Foden was the hero as City overturned an early deficit.

Guardiola's side typically find their imperious groove at this point in the season and they'll be looking to bypass Copenhagen with little hassle in midweek. The Danes were beaten by Midtjylland on Friday night in a potentially decisive top-of-the-table Superliga clash.

Here's 90min's preview of Wednesday's Champions League round of 16 second leg.


What time does Man City vs Copenhagen kick-off?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Etihad Stadium
  • Date: Wednesday 6 March
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Espen Eskas (NOR)
  • VAR: Dennis Johan Higler (NED) 

Man City vs Copenhagen H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Man City: 3 wins
  • Copenhagen: 0 wins
  • Draws: 2

Current Form (all competitions)

Man City

Copenhagen

Man City 3-1 Man Utd - 03/03/24

Midtjylland 2-0 Copenhagen - 01/03/24

Luton Town 2-6 Man City - 27/02/24

Copenhagen 2-0 Nordsjaelland - 26/02/24

Bournemouth 0-1 Man City - 24/02/24

Silkeborg 0-3 Copenhagen - 18/02/24

Man City 1-0 Brentford - 20/02/24

Copenhagen 1-3 Man City - 13/02/24

Man City 1-1 Chelsea - 17/02/24

Copenhagen 3-1 Molde - 08/02/24


How to watch Man City vs Copenhagen on TV and live stream

Country

TV channel/live stream

United Kingdom

TNT Sports 1, discovery+, discovery+ App, TNT Sports Ultimate

United States

Paramount+, ViX, CBS

Canada

DAZN


Man City team news

Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish picked up a muscle injury in City's FA Cup win over Luton Town / Shaun Botterill/GettyImages

Guardiola has just one injury concern heading into Wednesday's game. Jack Grealish, who's nursing a muscle injury, will miss out.

The Spaniard is set to make several changes from the starting XI that downed Man Utd on Sunday. Julian Alvarez, Mateo Kovacic, Manuel Akanji and Josko Gvardiol could all come into the team.

John Stones, Nathan Ake and Kevin De Bruyne are candidates for midweek rests.


Man City predicted lineup vs Copenhagen

Man City predicted lineup vs Copenhagen (3-4-2-1): Ederson; Walker, Dias, Gvardiol; Rodri, Akanji; Bobb, Alvarez, Kovacic, Doku; Haaland.


Copenhagen team news

The visitors are set to be without injured captain Viktor Claesson on Wednesday night as well as midfielder Lukas Lerager, who was suspended for the first leg in Copenhagen.

The visitors could also be without Theo Sander, Emil Hojlund and Davit Khocholava, all of whom are injury doubts.


Copenhagen predicted lineup vs Man City

Copenhagen predicted lineup vs Man City (4-3-3): Grabara; Jelert, Vavro, McKenna, Diks; Goncalves, Falk, Mattsson; Elyounoussi, Cornelius, Bardghji.


Man City vs Copenhagen score prediction

If Copenhagen were to have any chance of progressing past the holders, they had to win convincingly on home soil. They didn't.

City's two-goal advantage will hand Guardiola the luxury to rotate in midweek and, while Copenhagen should offer a threat in transition, there's little to suggest they're capable of pulling off a minor miracle on Wednesday night.

The hosts should saunter into the last eight.

Prediction: Man City 3-0 Copenhagen


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