Club Brugge – FC Copenhagen
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 07 December 2016
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
Brugge have probably been one of the worst teams in all throughout the group stages of the Champions league, they have zero points through five games, but that bodes well for the desperate Copenhagen.
Copenhagen will be grateful that they can face a team that is almost guaranteed to be a win as they know that a win would put them on nine points, currently one more than Porto would have before they kick-off against Leicester, and then if the Foxes beat Porto, they are through to qualification. For Copenhagen it is all about winning then, goals do not even matter as their goals difference is at +3 to Porto’s +1, a win against Brugge is their only chance, and there is every chance that it can happen.
Brugge will just be wanting this session of the Champions league to be over as they have been battered by every team. They have scored two goals in their five losses and taken on 12 goals against them from the likes of Leicester, Porto and Copenhagen. It seems unlikely that they will damn the Danes to not have a chance, but will probably lose here to make it an exciting finish.
Club Brugge – FC Copenhagen: Previous Encounter
When these two teams met in Denmark it was a walkover for Copenhagen as they emerged 4-0 victors, the biggest win in the group. However, the score flattered them a little as one of the goals was an own goal, and there was a 92nd minute finisher when all hope was lost.
Club Brugge – FC Copenhagen: Prediction
There is little doubt that Copenhagen will win this one, even if they had nothing to play for, they will still beat a poor Brugge team, but a win is vital so ironically, it could even make it a tight game as they hold on for three points. Expect Copenhagen to win by 1-0 or 2-0.
Club Brugge – FC Copenhagen: Tips
There is no reason for Copenhagen to push too hard in attack, a simple 1-0 win will suffice, so once a goal is scored, don’t expect too many more even though Brugge are weak defensively. Bet on there being less than 2.5 goals.