Manchester City vs. Olympiacos: Time, Live Stream, TV Info and 2014 ICC Preview

Stuart NewmanFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 30:  Stevan Jovetic #35 of Manchester City celebrates scoring a goal in the 67th minute against Liverpool during the  International Champions Cup 2014 at Yankee Stadium on July 30, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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Manchester City round off their 2014 International Champions Cup group-stage campaign against Olympiacos on Saturday, with both sides still in with a chance of progressing to the final.

Though Liverpool currently hold top spot in Group B, a slip-up from them against AC Milan in Saturday's later game would mean that the victor at the TCF Bank Stadium would reach the last two.

Both sides will fancy their chances of doing just that, and it's all set to be a fierce encounter in Minneapolis.


Venue: TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

Date: Saturday, August 2

Time: 8 p.m. BST/3 p.m. ET

TV Info: Sky Sports 1 (U.K.) / Fox Sports 2 (U.S.)

Live Stream: Sky Go (U.K) / Fox Sports Live (U.S. only)


City Going for Broke

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Though it could prove to be Manchester City’s final ICC match, it won't stop the Premier League champions from looking to record another emphatic victory.

If they can find a way past the Greek outfit, then they need AC Milan to do them a big favour in Saturday's other Group B clash—though that doesn't seem too likely.

The Italian side were thrashed 3-0 by Olympiacos in their opening game before City dealt them an even harsher blow three days later, winning 5-1.

MILAN, ITALY - APRIL 13:  Mario Balotelli of AC Milan appears dejected during the Serie A match between AC Milan and Calcio Catania at San Siro Stadium on April 13, 2014 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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Unless Milan's makeshift setup pull something miraculous out of the bag, then the Citizens will be going home early.

There are endless positives to take from their ICC campaign, though, particularly the breathtaking form of striker Stevan Jovetic.

The Montenegrin has scored braces in both of City's games so far and is finally showing what he can do in the famous sky-blue shirt.

Jul 27, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic (35) celebrates after a goal during the second half of a friendly against AC Milan at Heinz Field. Manchester City won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Don Wright-USA TODAY Sports

Jovetic has struggled with injuries since arriving at the Etihad at the start of last season but with full fitness has come a series of devastating displays.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini is one of many who's been singing the 24-year-old's praises recently, saying that he could be a star for the club in the upcoming season, as per the club's official website:

I have said before that Stevan is a very important player for us and he proved again what an asset he can be. He had a number of different injuries last season but now he is fully fit. I’m sure if he continues in this way he will show why he is here. If he’s fit all the year he will be a very important player for us.

Jul 30, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; Manchester City FC manager Manuel Pellegrini coaches during the second half of a game against Liverpool FC at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Though Jovetic has already proved his worth, he'll be determined to keep his fine run going with the Community Shield just around the corner, and it's difficult to envision him not getting on the scoresheet against Olympiacos.

The Greek champions aren't a side to be written off, though, and they showed during their 1-0 loss against Liverpool that they can be extremely tough to break down at times.

TORONTO, ON - JULY 24: Olympiacos FC celebrates Alexandro Chori Domingues #10 goal against AC Milan during International Champions Cup 2014 action at BMO Field July 24, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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Their setup is very similar to that of the Greek national team—inviting pressure and hoping to strike on the counter-attack.

However, you invite pressure from Manchester City at your own peril, and Pelligrini's men have more than enough about them to find a way through the Olympiacos back line.

It's just a question of how many times they do that in Minneapolis, but with Jovetic in fine form and the squad settling well together, it could well be quite a few.

Prediction: Manchester City 3-0 Olympiacos