Our match prediction:
The clash in Copenhagen will be a battle of two underdogs in Group G, as both FC Copenhagen and Club Brugge KV are not expected to go past the group stage of this year’s edition of the UEFa Champions League. With a spot in Europa League in sight however, there is plenty to fight for and we predict a highly entertaining duel between two sides which have nothing to lose. FC Copenhagen have endured mixed fortunes over the last couple of games, having either drawn or won last ten encounters in every competition. Their 1-1 draw at Porto gives plenty of confidence for the Lions ahead of the following game and FC Copenhagen will be motivated to notch two victories for the first time this season when they welcome Club Brugge. Belgium giants are making their trip to Denmark on the back of three consecutive triumphs, which came as a strong response following a 3-0 defeat to Leicester City in the opening game of this year’s UEFA Champions League group stage. Nine goals from three games are great boost for Club Brugge who will be looking to build on the 4-0 win against FC Copenhagen in their last meeting in 2014.
Highligted Player (Thomas Delaney):
The captain of the Danish heavyweights F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney is a 25-year-old midfielder who has spent his entire professional career with the Club of the City. His F.C. Copenhagen career started in 2009 when he marked his full first team debut with a goal in the Champions League qualification match against FK Mogren. Full Denmark international, Delaney has come up the ranks of the national team to be given his first senior cap in 2013. With over 160 appearances for F.C. Copenhagen, Thomas Delaney has been a long-serving soldier of the Danish powerhouse and a fan favourite respected for his hard-work and team ethics. Highly experienced professional despite his relatively tender age, Thomas Delaney was sold to Bundesliga giants Werder Bremen in the summer of 2016. However, he remains devoted to his childhood club’s cause both domestically and in the UEFA Champions League as his transfer to Germany comes through in January 2017.
Highlighted Team (Club Brugge):
Founded in 1891, Belgium giants Club Brugge are one of the most decorated football clubs in the country. Also known as Blauw-Zwart due to their Blue and Black colours, Club Brugge have been crown champions of Belgium on 14 occasions which is second to Anderlecht. Through their long-lasting history Club Brugge have enjoyed fair amount of European success.to this day in football history Club Brugge holds the European record number of consecutive participation in the UEFA Europa League – 20. The Blauw-Zwart have reached two European finals and two semi-finals so far. What is more, Club Brugge are the only Belgian side ever to play in the final of the European Cup so far, losing to Liverpool in the 1978 season. Two years prior, Club Brugge lost the 1976 UEFA Cup Final to the same rivals. Club Brugge play their home games at the Jan Breydel Stadium, which is also home to city rivals Cercle Brugge. The two sides form a formidable rivalry contested in the Bruges Derby.