Our prediction for this Champions League match:
High-flying Manchester City will look to cement top position in Group G when they take on Copenhagen in the Group G round 4. The Citizens rolled over Copenhagen 5-0 at Etihad Stadium a week ago, and Pep Guardiola’s troops are seen as hot favourites to win Tuesday’s clash as well. A man to keep an eye on in the away team will be Erling Haaland, who looks unstoppable at the moment, while both Kalvin Philips and Kyle Walker remain in the recovery room.
John Stones should recover in time to face the Danes. The home side, on the other hand, have collected only one point in the process, and seeing that they have yet to find the net in the elite competition this term, anything but a routine away win would be a major surprise. Both Akinkunmi Amoo and Zeca are sidelined with injuries, while Mamoudou Karamoko is a major doubt.
Highlighted Player (Khouma Babacar):
Born in Thies, Senegal on March 17, 1993, Khouma Babacar is a striker who started his youth career at Rail at the age of 12. In 2007 he moved to Pescara, but he stayed at the club’s football school for only one year. In 2008 Khouma Babacar joined Fiorentina youth academy and he continued playing for the Viola at senior level.
Before joining Sassuolo in 2018, the Senegal international played for the likes of Racing Santander, Padova and Modena on loan and after scoring 7 goals in 29 appearances in the Serie A for the Neroverdi, the 191-cm-tall forward moved to Lecce.
Babacar made his debut for the Giallorossi in the Serie A in a 2-1 win at Torino, coming as a substitute for Gianluca Lapadula in the second half of the game. The Lecce centre-forward made his debut for Senegal on March 27, 2017 in a friendly with Ivory Coast.
Highlighted Team (Man City):
Manchester City are the lest famous of the two major clubs based in Manchester. The club was founded in 1880, but they have been struggling in the English Premier League in the past. Nonetheless, ever since the club was purchased by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, the Citizens have been playing an important role in the English top flight.
Manchester City won two Premier League trophies under Roberto Mancini and Manuel Pellegrini (2011/2012 and 2013/2014), but both managers eventually paid the price for some disappointing results. Man City play their home games at the Etihad Stadium and the stadium capacity is 55,097.
Manchester United are regarded as Manchester City’s biggest rivals and the likes of Kun Aguero, Carlos Tevez, Shaun Wright-Phillips, Uwe Rosler, Yaya Toure, Sylvain Distin are some of the most remarkable players that played for the Etihad Stadium outfit. Manchester City have won four Premier League titles and five FA Cup trophies and it has to be noted that they made it to the Champions League semis in the 2015/2016 season.