Copenhagen v Qarabag Betting: Back Danes to turn tie around comfortably

Tomas Pina Andreas Cornelius Club Brugge Copenhagen UEFA Champions League 12072016
Despite slipping to a narrow defeat in Azerbaijan, Al Hain-Cole expects Stale Solbakken's men to prove too strong for the Horsemen at Telia Parken

FC Copenhagen will need to overturn a one-goal first-leg deficit when they welcome Qarabag to Telia Parken for Wednesday's Champions League qualification clash.

Stale Solbakken's team fell to a 1-0 defeat in Baku but  are 19/25 (1.76) favourites with MarathonBet to remain on course for the group stages by coming out on top in front of their own fans.

Although unbeaten in their last 10 qualification fixtures, the Horsemen are 9/2 (5.50) outsiders to clinch their place in the Champions League for the first ever time with a victory in Denmark.


Five of those 10 qualifiers have resulted in draws, and you can get odds if 131/50 (3.62) on them preserving their aggregate lead with another stalemate here.

Although clearly disappointed to lose, the Lions will not be feeling too dispirited to return from the long trip to Azerbaijan with only the narrowest of 1-0 margins to overhaul.

Having drawn three and won two of their five home matches across last season's Champions League group stages and Europa League knockout rounds, the Danish champions will back themselves to demonstrate their superiority in their own back yard.

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Indeed, this is exactly what they did after suffering a 1-0 first-leg defeat to Vardar in Macedonia in the last round, easing to a comfortable 4-1 victory in front of their own fans to come through the tie with something to spare.

While their recent qualification record may be impressive against the likes of Sheriff, Samtredia and F91 Dudelange, Gurban Gurbanov will therefore struggle to maintain that form when they take on a team who have held their own with the European elite recently.

Having thrashed Club Brugge 4-0 and beaten Europa League finalists Ajax 2-1 at Telia Parken last season, those 19/25 (1.76) odds seem generous on Copenhagen keeping their qualification chances alive by beating an inexperienced Qarabag.

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Copenhagen to win for a 2.5pt stake at 19/25 (1.76) with MarathonBet