Manchester United v Copenhagen Betting Tips: Can United reach semi-finals?
Odds and preview ahead of tonight’s match
Manchester United are back in Europa League action this evening as they take on Copenhagen in the competition’s first one-off quarter-final.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side saw off LASK last week, almost five months after beating them in the first leg, and we’re set for 11 days of thrilling knockout football as the competition comes to a quickfire conclusion.
Copenhagen are no pushovers and they’ll be confident after coming back to triumph over Istanbul Basaksehir in the last round.
And United know they’ll need to be firing on all cylinders to continue their impressive end of season form in Cologne.
United are the clear favourites to progress at 1/11, with their Danish opponents a longshot to make the final four at 13/2.
Copenhagen are also going at a huge 14/1 to win in 90 minutes, with United at 1/4. The draw is 24/5.
Solskjaer’s side ran riot against LASK, scoring seven times over two legs, and they’re priced at 15/4 to win with over 4.5 goals.
Bruno Fernandes has been a revelation since joining United in January and the Portuguese midfielder is 5/6 to score anytime, while he’s 13/5 to open the scoring.
Meanwhile, Jonas Wind was the hero for Copenhagen in the last round and the Danish striker is 7/2 to net against United tonight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has silenced his critics this season by steadily improving Manchester United, guiding them to a third-place finish and establishing a pacey, dynamic and dangerous starting line-up.
Now the Norwegian has his eyes set on his first trophy as Old Trafford boss, with just three potential obstacles between him and the Europa League.
Last season United were accused of having a leaky defence, a spineless midfield and no cutting edge but that couldn’t be further from the truth now, as proved by a sensational final run-in to the Premier League season.
Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have shored things up at the back while the January acquisition of Bruno Fernandes has transformed their fortunes.
The emergence of Mason Greenwood up top has boosted their firepower, alongside the growing consistency from Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
United’s young and confident side will have no fear as they take on Copenhagen in a one-game shootout to reach the final four.
The Danish runners-up scored three times to sink Istanbul Basaksehir last week but United represent a far bigger challenge and they’ll need Jonas Wind to repeat his goalscoring heroics tonight.
A win for United could set up a semi-final clash with Wolves, who could prove to be a potential banana skin, but Solskjaer couldn’t be in a stronger position to secure his maiden piece of silverware.
The Manchester giants are on the up and have been linked with a host of talent this summer, with Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho supposedly their number one target.
And with the momentum a cup win would bring, plus the reinforcements a few big-name arrivals could offer, who’s to say Manchester United aren’t ready to challenge for English dominance once again?
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