Our prediction for this Champions League match:
Medical Park Stadium will host Wednesday’s Champions League clash between Trabzonspor and Copenhagen. Trabzon aim to overcome a one-goal deficit in front of home fans, but their display in a massive 5-2 loss to Antalya is not giving fans a reason for optimism. North Macedonia international Enis Bardhi is widely expected to return to the starting XI, as well as Abdulkadir Omur and Jean Evrard Kouassi, while all Asan, Hamsik, Peres, Trondsen, and Turkmen should miss out with injuries.
Copenhagen, on the other hand, are on a quest to defend their slim lead in the reverse fixture. The Danish side proved their worth in a 3-0 win over Lyngby at the weekend, and given the number of absentees in the home team, we predict that Jess Thorup’s men will make it to the group stages of the elite competition. All Singh, Oikonomou, Grabara, Daramy, and Boilesen are sidelined with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Stefano Denswil):
Stefano Denswil is a product of Ajax football academy. The Dutch centre-back, who was born in Zaandam on May 7, 1993, scored one goal in 22 appearances in the Eredivisie for Ajax before joining Club Brugge in 2015. Denswil quickly established himself as a first-team regular at Club Brugge and it has to be noted that he scored his first goal for the Blauw-Zwart in December 2015 in a 4-1 loss to Anderlecht.
Speaking of his international career, Stefano Denswil has seven caps with Netherlands U21 team, but, outside of football, the Club Brugge practices kickboxing. Stefano Denswil’s preferred foot is left, but he is not used as a left-back. His main position is centre-back and his contract with Club Brugge should expire in June, 2020.
Denswil has three Eredivisie titles with Ajax and he won his second Belgian Pro League trophy with Club Brugge in the 2017/2018 season. Denswil wears No. 24 jersey at the Jan Breydel Stadium outfit.
Highlighted Team (FC 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.