Manchester City has done much through the years to emerge as an equal with intra-city arch rival Manchester United, at least in terms of recent results if not overall prestige itself on the world stage. However, Man City’s start in the International Champions Cup has not helped them in the eyes of fans and punters.
As a matter of fact, their ICC beginning could not be worse with back to back losses in their first two matches. As for Bayern Munich they carry the marquee mantel as the top team from Germany yet they have had mixed results so far in the ICC with a win and a loss. Bayern Munich meets Manchester City in a true matchup of champions on Saturday night that will add to the heat of Miami!
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2018 International Champions Cup Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City
Date and Time: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 7 p.m. ET
Location: Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
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Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City TV Coverage: ESPN
Hard Rock Stadium was opened as Joe Robbie Stadium in 1987 as it was named after Miami Dolphins founder Joe Robbie. It has served as home of the National Football League’s Dolphins ever since. The Stadium was refurbished in 2016 and has a seating capacity of 64,767. Few venues anywhere on earth have hosted more big-time events than Hard Rock Stadium. Five Super Bowls, two World Series, and four college football national championships, are among its historic claims. Hard Rock Stadium has also hosted a multitude of International Friendlies in soccer with strong fan support.
Manchester City Stumbles out of Gate
In their International Champions Cup opener Manchester City was defeated by Germany’s Borussia Dortmund 0-1 and followed that up with a 1-2 loss to English Premier League rival Liverpool. After dominating the English Premier League en route to a relatively easy championship it has been a humbling start for Man City. They have had the appearance of a squad drunk on success and reading its own headlines. But they are also capable of far more and in fact are due to kick into gear.
Bayern Munich Splits Two
Bayern Munich is riding a six season Bundesliga championship streak and has won a UEFA Champions League title in that span as well. They certainly played the part of Germany’s top powerhouse team in their ICC opener which was a 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain. But offsetting that was a bad 0-2 defeat against Juventus in which a Serie B player named Andrea Favilli scored twice to spark the Italian team to victory.
Manchester City What to Watch
When at their championship best manager Pep Guardiola’s Man City team is renowned for their exceptional ability to produce consistently quick and incisive passes while totally dominating the pitch with ball hogging possession tactics. Man City will play keep away with a beautiful style that is easy on the eyes and yet ruthlessly press opponents all the while. Their quick passes are done with fluidity and precision. Guardiola is also celebrated for being unconventional with such tactics as moving a full back into midfield during attacks or switching up with a midfielder taking the defenses.
Bayern Munich What to Watch
Few teams are more merciless on the pitch than Bayern Munich and with their weaponry it is perfectly understandable. This is an all-star team led by veterans such as Arjen Robben, and Franck Ribery. Noko Kovac is the recently appointed new manager that is expected to maintain their high scoring ways. Few squads on earth fill the net like FC Bayern.
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Free Picks
Manchester City is better than they have shown so far and should be expected to produce a top effort against the best team from the German League. In this matchup of league champs look for Man City to Man up!
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Pick: Bet the money line on Manchester City
Bayern Munich vs. Manchester City Score Prediction: Manchester City 2, Bayern Munich 1
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