Leicester can sail through to the knockout stages of the CL by beating Copenhagen.
Copenhagen v Leicester - Wednesday 19:45, BT Sport 3
Copenhagen have made a very good start to the season, sitting six points clear at the top of the Danish Superliga and having lost only one game across all competitions. That defeat came against their opponents here, but they have bounced back with three wins on the trot during which they scored an impressive 12 goals. Copenhagen are still very much in the hunt for qualification to the knockout stages as they’re level on points with Porto, though they face a difficult test against a Leicester side that have looked highly motivated in the Champions League to date.
Leicester have been ahead at both half-time and full-time in each of their opening three Champions League fixtures, keeping a clean sheet in all of these games. Riyad Mahrez has been the standout performer, with his three goals ensuring smooth passage so far for the Foxes. The nimble Algerian winger netted against Copenhagen last time out, scoring the other two goals on the road. Indeed, 16 of his last 18 goals in all competitions have come on Leicester’s travels, and with Jamie Vardy without a goal for club and country in 11 appearances, Mahrez looks great value as the first goalscorer at 9.5.
Copenhagen have lost the first half in five of their last six European matches and all five of their goals in the Champions League this season have come during the second half. Four of them came at home to Club Brugge who have been Group G’s whipping boys. Since Copenhagen have lost nine of their last 10 European matches where they trailed at the break, failing to score more than a single goal in any of these games, we think Leicester can seal qualification to the next round with a win/win in the half-time/full-time market at 6.5.