Robinho should be back for this game and I expect Bellamy and the cup tied De Jong aside, City to be at virtually full strength, certainly this is what coach Mark Hughes has indicated. They are well suited to european football and having already seen off FCK, who lead Super Ligaen by three points, in the last round, another Danish opponent will hold few fears, especially one 16 points off the pace domestically.
AAb are not the same team that won the league title last year and although they were not disgraced in the CL group stage, their best results came once they were already eliminated. Those included a 2-2 draw at Old Trafford, but on another night United would have scored six and I can see City wanted to better their biggest rival's result and take a healthy lead with them to Denmark.
The visitors were outplayed at home by Nordsjaelland at the weekend and I expect the eight day break City have had, since a fine 2-0 win over high flying Aston Villa, to have left them hungry for more success.
5.5 points Manchester City -1 ball 1.98 asian line.