Copenhagen resumed league duty after their winter break on Friday with a defeat to 13th placed (of 14) Edbjerg. That result damaged an already under-pressure league challenge, Midtjylland are 7 points clear of second place Copenhagen with 10 games remaining.
Form going into the break on 16 December was scrappy. Four single goal wins followed a 4-1 thumping by Midtjylland. The last time Copenhagen fans saw their team win a competitive game by more than a single goal was 3 November. They qualified for the Europa League knockout round courtesy of two wins in the group stage, both against Lugano, who are 7th in Switzerland.
Nothing is easy at this stage away from home in Europe. Copenhagen are at a level right now that Aberdeen cannot dream of, we will face a far tougher challenge on Thursday than we did on Sunday. Notwithstanding that, if Neil Lennon is as prepared as he normally is on European nights, there is reason for confidence.