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København vs Trabzonspor betting tips: Champions League Play-off Round First Leg preview, predictions and odds

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FC København vs Trabzonspor

August 16, 2022

8:00 pm BST

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Both these clubs begin their Champions League adventures here, but one will fall at the final hurdle before the group phase.

Last season, Trabzonspor were crowned Süper Leg champions for the first time since 1984, ending up eight points clear of Fenerbahçe.

This is just the third time in this period that a club from outside ‘the big three’ have been Turkish champions, following Bursaspor in 2010 and İstanbul Başakşehir a decade later.

So, Trabzonspor are aiming to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2011, featuring in three Europa League group phases in the interveening years.

With the second leg at home to come, Abdullah Avcı's team will just be looking to leave Denmark in a decent position.

FC København meantime boast far more European experience, given that they’ve won 14 Superligaen titles this century.

The Danish giants have featured in 14 group stages since their first 16 years ago, four of which have come in the Champions League, the most recent of these coming in 2016.

Last season, the Lions reached the Europa Conference League round of 16, bowing out to PSV Eindhoven.

Given that København have only lost five of their last 24 European home matches, Jess Thorup’s side will be confident of taking a victory to Trabzon.

Who will claim the upper-hand in this tie at Parken?

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