Betting tip UEFA Champions League: Leicester City - FC Copenhagen

Tuesday, 18.10.2016 at 20:45 o’clock (CET)

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Leicester can take the next step

If Leicester City wins their home game against FC Copenhagen on Tuesday, they would already be half way into the elimination rounds. Former games showed however, that Copenhagen is not an easy target. Kick-off is October 18 at 8.45 PM.

Current form Leicester City

Leicester City resembles a little bit last season’s Mönchengladbach. The Germans also didn’t perform very well in their league, but were very successful in the Champions League at the beginning of the season. The “foxes” are in a similar situation. Last weekend they lost in Premier league the duel of the champions of the last two seasons. FC Chelsea beat them 0:3. Leicester is currently only ranked 13th, but internationally everything has gone great so far. First they won their Champions League debut against FC Brügge 3:0, then former Portugal legionnaire Islam Slimani scored the deciding goal in the 1:0 victory over FC Porto. Slimani and Jamie Vardy are currently Leicester’s top scorers. Coach Claudia Ranieri will be able to use his whole roster on Tuesday. Additionally Leicester can count on their home strength. They have not lost a game in regular time at home this season, neither in Premier League, nor in the cup, nor in Champions League. Against Chelsea they had to take a defeat after overtime in the EFS Cup, but that was the only loss at home. All other home games were won and Leicester only received a total of one goal so far. Strong opponents like Arsenal also struggled at King Power Stadium. The “Gunners” only drew 0:0.

Current form FC Copenhagen

Together with Brügge FC Copenhagen started into the Champions League as the underdog of group G. Unlike the Belgians Copenhagen performed really well so far. Especially the point at the start in Porto (1:1) was impressive. The clear 4:0 win against FC Brügge showed that Copenhagen is really strong at home. The Danish might even obtain the lead in group G, if they win against Leicester. In the Danish league the path to the championship also seems to go through Stale Solbakken’s eleven. After they struggeled a little bit in the beginning they now have a six point lead over their first pursuer Bröndby IF after 13 rounds. Their last results were a 2:0 win over Silkborg, a 0:0 draw against Viborg and a 2:0 victory over Aarhus GF. The Solbakken-eleven therefore has not lost a point in four competitive games in a row now and haven’t received a single goal in these games either. Just like their opponent Copenhagen also doesn’t have any injured players right now. Copenhagen also should not have a problem with the physical English playing style. Their fast wing players especially could be an advantage, if Copenhagen counts on counter attacks. Additionally the club from the Danish capital is traditionally strong in standard situations.

Betting forecast

The third win in the third game cannot be taken for granted at all by Leicester. Their opponent is currently in top shape. We don’t think that the great surprise of an away game will become reality, but we do believe that Copenhagen will stay undefeated on the third game day as well. Our recommendation: Tip X.

The last 5 results of Leicester City in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
15.10.2016 England Premier League FC Chelsea Leicester City 3:0
27.09.2016 UEFA Champions League Leicester City FC Porto 1:0
24.09.2016 England Premier League Manchester United Leicester City 4:1
17.09.2016 England Premier League Leicester City Burnley FC 3:0
14.09.2016 UEFA Champions League Club Brugge KV Leicester City 0:3

The last 2 results of FC Copenhagen in detail

Date League Home Visitor Result
27.09.2016 UEFA Champions League FC Copenhagen Club Brugge KV 4:0
14.09.2016 UEFA Champions League FC Porto FC Copenhagen 1:1