Champions League: Copenhagen v Leicester (7.45pm, Wednesday)

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Copenhagen capable of ending Leicester’s unbeaten Champions League campaign

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Defending their Premier League title always looked a tall order for Leicester City and it’s proving every bit as difficult as expected.

It’s all going according to plan for the Foxes in the Champions’ League though.  To date in Group G it’s three games played, three wins and they have yet to concede a goal.  They are already just about assured of progress to the last 16 (taking into account that they have a home match against group whipping boys Club Brugge still to come), which would have been their aim going into the competition.


Wednesday’s trip to face FC Kobenhavn in the Danish capital could prove to be their most testing challenge in the Champions’ League yet.  The reverse fixture at the King Power Stadium resulted in a 1-0 win for Claudio Ranieri’s team, but the visitors had their chances and it required a top-class save from Kasper Schmeichel late on to keep out his countrymen.

FC Kobenhavn (who are well on course to defend their domestic league title) are looking to reach the knock-out stage of the competition themselves and are currently second in the group ahead of Porto on goal difference.  A win against Leicester at Telia Parken would be a significant step to securing a place in the last 16.

The Danes have already played four matches in the Champions’ League on home soil this season and have won all four without conceding a goal.  In the qualifying stage they beat Crusaders 6-0, Astra 3-0 and APOEL 1-0, then in the group stage they went on to beat Club Brugge 4-0.  None of those teams can match Leicester for quality, but it’s an indication that FC Kobenhavn are no pushovers.

With the Foxes all but guaranteed of their own progress in the competition, there has to be a possibility that Ranieri rotates his squad to some degree for this game.  There also has to be a question mark as to whether they will be fully focused, knowing that they have the safety cushion of a home game with Club Brugge to confirm their qualification.

As a result, FC Kobenhavn are worth backing for the win here.  

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