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Copenhagen vs. Trabzonspor Prediction and Match Preview

Copenhagen vs. Trabzonspor  Prediction and Match Preview

Copenhagen host Trabzonspor in the Champions League qualification playoff round, with the winner of the two-legged tie advancing to the group stage.

The visitors have not progressed beyond the qualifying rounds since the 2011-12 season, while Copenhagen last did so in the 2016-17 campaign.

Match preview

Copenhagen have a host of injury concerns ahead of Tuesday’s home leg, with their main two goalkeepers Mathew Ryan (knee) and Kamil Grabara (facial fracture) both ruled out.

Karl-Johan Johnsson will deputise between the sticks, while Davit Khocholava (shoulder), Nicolai Boilesen (knock), Peter Ankersen (ankle), Mohamed Daramy (knock) and Luther Singh (illness) are all unlikely to feature.

Thorup only utilised club captain Zeca from the bench last time out, but the 33-year-old should come back into midfield in place of Rasmus Falk.

Trabzonspor, meanwhile, will travel without key attacker Edin Visca, who is likely to be out until November with a fractured arm sustained during Friday’s 1-0 win over Hatayspor.

Yusuf Erdogan could replace Visca on the right flank, with him and Trezeguet needing to closely support Cornelius in attack.

Veteran midfielder Marek Hamsik is also ruled out due to a calf injury, while Bruno Peres, Serkan Asan and Hakan Yesil are all unavailable.

Copenhagen possible starting lineup:
Johnsson; Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Kristiansen; Lerager, Zeca, Claesson; Biel, Babacar, Daramy

Trabzonspor possible starting lineup:
Cakir; Larsen, Tokoz, Hugo, Elmali; Omur, Siopis, Bakasetas; Erdogan, Cornelius, Trezeguet

Our Prediction

Under 3.5 Goals

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