Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Bayern Munich will try to keep their 100% record in Group A intact when they take on Copenhagen on Wednesday evening. The Bavarians recorded back-to-back wins over Galatasaray, but their performances in the clashes with Okan Buruk’s troops were anything but brilliant. Jamal Musiala limped off with injury in the 2-1 win over Galatasaray, with experienced forward Thomas Muller likely to step up. Raphael Guerreiro and Matthijs de Ligt should miss out with injuries as well. As before, all eyes will be on Harry Kane, who has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this term.
Copenhagen, on the other hand, desperately needed a win against Manchester United and they managed to get one thanks to Roony Bardghji’s late goal. The Danish champions, though, are not regarded as good travellers and we do not believe that they are capable of spoiling Bayern Munich’s party at Allianz Arena. The good news for the visitors is that experienced forward Andreas Cornelius has overcome his injury.
Highlighted Player (Harry Kane):
Widely regarded as one of England’s best strikers at the moment, Harry Kane enjoyed a meteoric rise at Tottenham Hotspur, scoring 21 Premier League goals during the 2014/2015 campaign to be voted PFA Young Player of the Year.
The highly rated striker went on to surpass that achievement the following season as he helped Tottenham Hotspur mount a serious title challenge for the first time in club’s recent history and he made seamless transition to international football. Kane scored four goals in his first ten appearances for England to prove he was here to stay and at the same time established himself as a first choice striker in Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of the Euro 2016 finals.
Kane is a modern striker, who is extremely dangerous in the opposition box, but it was some outstanding goals from distance as well as link-up play with teammates that earned him an excellent reputation in world football. Kane is expected to lead both Tottenham and England in years to come, that is if he can resist the lure of top European clubs that continue to cast admiring glances his way.
Highlighted Team (Copenhagen):
The most successful club in the history of Danish football FC Kopenhagen was founded in 1992, through the merger of 15-time Danish champions Kjobenhavns Boldklub and seven-time champions of Denmark Boldklubben 1903. Football Club Copenhagen play their matches at the Telia Parken, a venue that can host 38,000 spectators.
The Team of the City as Copenhagen is called in Denmark has won the Danish football championship eleven times, while it has also won the Danish Cup on seven occasions. The club forms great rivalry with Copenhagen’s suburban club Brondby IF with games between the two club attracting some of the biggest crowds in Danish football history in this so called New Firm derby.
Through its history F.C. Copenhagen have participated in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League, while their major European accomplishments have been achieved in the Royal League, with the Danish powerhouse winning two titles and coming as runners-up on one occasion.