Manchester United is set to face Copenhagen at Old Trafford in the third round of the Champions League.
So far, Manchester United's performance in the 2023-24 Champions League has been far from ideal. They've experienced back-to-back losses against Bayern and Galatasaray, making it the worst possible start to their campaign. This is the first time they've lost the first two games of a Champions League season. To progress beyond the group stage, they desperately need a win in this match.
On the other hand, Copenhagen has encountered some difficulties in this season's Champions League. They've squandered five points from winning positions by drawing with Galatasaray and losing to Bayern Munich.
When facing English competition in this upcoming match, the Danish team is determined to achieve a better result. The top bookmakers in India have fantastic Champions League odds with them.
Rasmus Hojlund has emerged as Manchester United's standout performer in the Champions League, netting three goals in two matches.
The betting tip is...
Rasmus Hojlund to score a goal
In addition to Lisandro Martinez, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Luke Shaw, and Tyrell Malacia, who are currently sidelined due to injuries, the Brazilian midfielder Casemiro was suspended after receiving a red card in the match against Galatasaray. Unfortunately, he won't be available for the upcoming game against Copenhagen.
With these hurdles, the team is placing a significant emphasis on the performance of Rasmus Højlund. He has an impressive 30% accuracy in getting his shots on target, and he's contributed a total of 3 goals and assists. Rasmus's contributions are vital for united, especially during this challenging period.
Antony might start for United.
Predicted Lineup: Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Evans, Amrabat; Ekrison, Mount/Antony, Scott McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund.
The Danish team, unfortunately, will be missing some key players, including Davit Khocholava, Nicolai Boilesen, William Clem, and Andreas Cornelius. However, there's a silver lining as Elias Jelert is back from suspension.
On the positive side, Elyounoussi is in great form, with an impressive 50% accuracy in getting his shots on target. He has made a significant impact on the team's performance.
But that's not all; Goncalves has also been a formidable presence, contributing a total of 12 goals and assists combined. These two players are certainly forces to be reckoned with on the field.
Elias Jelert is expected to start as he returns from suspension.
Predicted Lineup: Kamil Grabara, Meling, Christian Sørensen, Denis Vavro, Elias Jelert, Lukas Lerager, Falk, Roony Bardghji, Viktor Claesson, Diogo Goncalves, Elyounoussi
Manchester United has experienced a mix of results recently, leaving their confidence somewhat shaken. After suffering back-to-back losses in the Champions League, their spirits might be down, but they will be determined to turn the tide and revive their European campaign.
To break through Manchester United's strong defense, Copenhagen needs to display exceptional skill and precision, leaving no room for mistakes. Manchester United boasts an impressive average possession of 53.73%, and their attacking prowess can easily lead to the goals required for a convincing win in this clash.
However, Copenhagen’s goalkeeper, Grabara, has been outstanding, making 43 crucial saves, which poses a significant challenge for United. As the game approaches its conclusion, it appears that Manchester United is on the verge of establishing a commanding lead, showcasing their dominance on the field.