Manchester United v Copenhagen Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips

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TournamentChampions League
Timetable20:00 PM - 24 Oct 23
PredictionManchester United to Win!
BookmakerDachbet Sports
Manchester United to Win!
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Manchester United have endured a terrible start to their 2023/24 Champions League campaign, slipping to chaotic defeats against Bayern Munich and at home to Galatasaray. Copenhagen have scarcely fared any better so far, following up a draw at Galatasaray with a 2-1 loss to Bayern at the Parken Stadium. So, this is a must-win game for both sides, with the match at Old Trafford the first of a crucial double-header that may ultimately see one team eliminated from the competition. Of course, Manchester United are the favourites to beat their Danish rivals, but what are the game’s other key betting markets and who do I think will win the match? Here’s a detailed football betting guide!

🏆 Manchester United v Copenhagen UCL Prediction

These two sides have only met three times previously, with Manchester United winning once in the UCL and another in the 2019/20 Europa League quarterfinal. However, Copenhagen also secured a historic 1-0 home win over the Red Devils during the 2006/07 Champions League group stage, while they’ll arrive at Old Trafford in slightly better form having taken 20 points from their last 10 league games (United have earned just 18 during the same period).

However, despite their recent lack of form and enduring inconsistency under besieged Dutch manager Erik ten Hag, United have far more individual quality than their Group A rivals, while their £72 million hitman Rasmus Højlund (who used to play for Copenhagen) already has three goals to his name in just two UCL starts.

While I fully expect United to win here, they remain without five first team defenders and have already shipped 19 goals in just 11 matches so far this season (their highest such return since the 1966/67 season). Copenhagen have also scored 47 goals in 20 matches at a rate of 2.35 per game in 2023/24, so they’ll offer a huge threat on the counterattack and may well score at Old Trafford.

My Prediction: 🏆Man United 3 - 1 FC Copenhagen ⚽

💯 Manchester United v Copenhagen UCL Match Odds

According to the market leading betting sites United are odds-on to kickstart their UCL campaign with a win against Copenhagen. However, this is just one of several markets you can target ahead of the game!

🥇 Manchester United v Copenhagen: Match Winner

Of course, backing the winner of the match between Man United and Copenhagen is the single most popular betting market. Here’s the latest odds for all potential match outcomes.

Man United to Win1.341.371.351.381.38
Copenhagen to Win7.757.007.557.157.50

⚽ Manchester United v Copenhagen: Both Teams To Score

You can also wager on both sides to score (BTTS) or not in this Champions League game, with the bookies split across this even money market. However, United have only kept three clean sheets in their 11 matches so far in 2023/24, while Copenhagen have stopped their opponents scoring in just six out of 20 games.


🥅 Manchester United v Copenhagen: Over/Under 2.5 Goals

When engaging in totals wagering for the number of goals scored in the clash between Man United and Copenhagen, 2.5 goals remains the most popular betting line. Interestingly, United’s 11 matches this season have yielded 36 goals at a rate of 3.27 per game, whereas Copenhagen’s 20 encounters have produced 72 goals at a rate of 3.60 per game.

Over 2.5 Goals1.611.601.591.631.62
Under 2.5 Goals2.

✔️ Manchester United v Copenhagen - Betting Tips

You can use variable free bets and bonuses when wagering on the above betting markets, depending on your choice of sportsbook. I’ve also prepared some expert betting tips to help you successfully navigate your chosen markets and get the most bang for your buck!

  • Back Man United to Win: Despite their poor form and defensive injury crisis, Manchester United should have to much firepower for Copenhagen, while ten Hag’s men also showcased incredible spirit and tenacity in their last-gasp, 2-1 win over Brentford last time out. They also retain a key creative weapon in Bruno Fernandes, who has created 23 chances in 10 matches so far this season at a rate of 2.30 per game. Get on the Reds to win at a market-leading price of 1.34 with Dachbet.
  • Back There to be Over 2.5 Goals Scored: As I touched on earlier in the guide, these teams have played a combined total of 31 matches in 2023/24, with these contests producing a whopping 102 goals at a rate of 3.48 per game. Both sides are certainly vulnerable defensively, so there’s clear value in backing there to be over 2.5 goals scored in the game at a price of 1.65 with Tony Bet.
  • Back United to Win and Both Sides to Score: If you expect United to win but would like to create additional value and access enhanced odds, you should consider creating a combination bet that also backs both sides to score. This unlocks an extended price of 3.00 with Tony Bet, while it offers genuine value when you consider United’s ongoing defensive shortfalls.

1️⃣ Man United Update

After a 1-0 reversal to Crystal Palace in gameweek seven of the EPL, it was revealed that United had made their worst start to a top-flight season since the 1989/90 campaign. In total, they’ve lost six of the 11 matches that they’ve played across all competitions this season, while scoring 18 goals and conceding 19. While they’re also winless in five Champions League games since a 2-0 victory at Valencia on November 23rd, 2021, the Reds at least rallied to beat Brentford 2-1 just before the international break and will hope to have one or two defensive reinforcements back against Copenhagen.

Last 5 Games
Man United 2
Brentford 1
Premier League
Man United 2
Galatasaray 3
Champions League
Man United 0
Crystal Palace 1
Premier League
Man United 3
Crystal Palace 0
League Cup
Burnley 0
Man United 1
Premier League

United will remain without Lisandro Martinez (foot injury), Luke Shaw (muscle) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (hamstring) against Copenhagen, while left back Tyrell Malacia is also unavailable. Young starlet Kobbie Mainoo is also continuing his recovery from an ankle injury, while midfield pivot Casemiro is suspended following the red card he received against Galatasaray.

Player Reason
Lisandro Martinez Foot Injury
Luke Shaw Muscle Injury
Aaron Wan-Bissaka Hamstring Injury
Tyrell Malacia Unknown Injury
Kobbie Mainoo Ankle Injury
Casemiro Suspended

2️⃣ Copenhagen Update

Copenhagen sit second in the Danish Superliga, having won seven times this season and lost only twice during their 11 league matches so far. They’ve also taken 20 points from the previous 30 available to them, while they performed superbly in their UCL defeat against Bayern and even took the lead through midfielder Lukas Lerager early in the second half. They also impressed against Galatasaray in their opening UCL game, despite losing a 2-0 lead and ultimately having to settle for a point. While these matches highlighted Copenhagen’s defensive vulnerability at this level, the team will at least expect to be competitive at Old Trafford.

Last 5 Games
Copenhagen 1
Danish Supaliga
Copenhagen 1
Bayern Munich 2
Champions League
Copenhagen 0
FC Midtjylland 2
Danish Supaliga
Lyseng 0
Copenhagen 9
Danish Cup
Brondby 2
Copenhagen 3
Danish Supaliga

Copenhagen are almost at full strength ahead of their trip to Old Trafford, although anchor man William Clem isn’t expected to return from injury until the end of December. Experienced striker Andreas Cornelius is also a doubt after missing seven matches with an unknown injury, so he may not be fit in time for the trip to Manchester.

Player Reason
William Clem Unknown injury
Andreas Cornelius Unknown Injury

👕 Manchester United v Copenhagen - Potential Lineups

Pos. Man. Utd
Goalkeeper A. Onana K. Grabara Goalkeeper
Right Back D. Dalot P. Ankersen Right Back
Centre Back R. Varane D. Vavro Centre Back
Centre Back H. Maguire K. Diks Centre Back
Left Back V. Lindelof B. Meling Left Back
Midfielder S. Amrabat R. Falk Midfielder
Midfielder C. Eriksen L. Lerager Midfielder
Midfielder M. Mount D Gonçalves Midfielder
Wide Forward B. Fernandes M. Elyounoussi Wide Forward
Striker R. Højlund V. Claesson Striker
Wide Forward M. Rashford E. Achouri Wide Forward

Manchester United to Win!

✒️ Lewis Humphries – Expert Tipster

Lewis Humphries is an experienced football writer and tipster from the UK. He writes regularly about the Champions League, Premier League, Serie A and other competitions, regularly delivering expert match predictions and betting insights. He also successfully predicted the winner of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, while accurately forecasting the outcome of several group stage and knockout games.

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