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Manchester City v Olympiacos live stream: how to watch the Champions League wherever you are in the world

Manchester City v Olympiacos live stream
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Manchester City v Olympiacos live stream, BT Sport, Tuesday 3 November, 8.00pm GMT

 

Manchester City can take a huge step towards the knockout stage of the Champions League if they beat Olympiacos on Tuesday night.

Group C has been plain sailing for City so far, with Pep Guardiola’s side having taken maximum points from their first two outings. They have scored six goals and conceded only one, and will fancy their chances of wrapping up qualification after matchday four. With Liverpool to come this weekend, Guardiola will be grateful that the European fixture computer has been reasonably kind with its scheduling this week.

Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Sheffield United was low-key, but that is not necessarily a bad thing for a team that has been criticised for its defensive deficiencies again this season. We have not yet seen the best of City in 2020/21, but the same can be said for many big clubs in England and around Europe.

Olympiacos beat Marseille on matchday one, before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat by Porto last week. They will not expect to get much from their trip to the Etihad Stadium, but the Greek giants are certainly in contention for a place in the last 16.

Guardiola will still be without Sergio Aguero, Fernandinho and Benjamin Mendy, and Gabriel Jesus is unlikely to be risked. The City boss may well shuffle his pack with an eye on Sunday’s clash with Liverpool, which could see the likes of Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Aymeric Laporte and Kyle Walker given a rest. Ferran Torres looks set to get the nod as City’s central striker once more, with Nathan Ake, John Stones, Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden among those hoping to start.

Olympiacos have alternated between 4-4-2 and 4-2-3-1 systems in the Champions League this term. They could opt for the latter here, with a focus on sitting deep and holding a compact shape without the ball, before springing forward on the counter when the opportunity presents itself.

Kick-off is at 8.00pm GMT and the game is being shown on BT Sport 3 in the UK. See below for watching details where you are. 

Use a VPN to watch Manchester City v Olympiacos live stream from outside your country

We know, we know, this has crept up on you a bit. So what if you’ve organised a quick winter break and you’re out of the country for the first Champions League week of the season?

We can help. If you’re out of the country for this round of Champions League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address, and you’ll be blocked from watching.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

1. ExpressVPN (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee)

The recommended VPN of choice. FourFourTwo’s brainy pals TechRadar love ExpressVPN's lightning-quick connections, security you can trust, and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 plus plenty more. It also comes with that money-back guarantee, has 24/7 support, is currently available for a 49% discount and with three months FREE. Grand.

2. Nord VPN (inc. 30-day, money-back guarantee)

A cheaper option; its cheapest package current averages at a titchy £2.29 per month.

3. IPVanish (inc. seven-day money-back guarantee)

Slightly more expensive but supports up to 10 devices, and you can pay up your hard-earned every three months if required.

How to watch the Champions League live for UK subscribers

UK

The only broadcaster with rights for the Champions League in the UK this is BT Sport, which will show every single game from the group stage, knockout rounds and final.

BT Sport is available is free for new BT broadband and TV customers, £6 a month for existing customers and from £25 a month for current Sky TV customers. Subscribers can use the BT Sport app or BTSport.com to watch on their mobile or PC streaming service.

How to watch the Champions League live for US subscribers

US

Champions League coverage is split between Turner Sports for English-language broadcast – with the majority of games shown for Bleacher Report Live subscribers – and Univision for Spanish broadcasts.

Bleacher Report Live costs $2.99 per game, $9.99 per month, or $79.99 per year.

Sort yourself out with a subscription, grab a VPN deal from further up the page, and watch Champions League football wherever you are.

How to watch the Champions League live for Canadian subscribers

Canada

The streaming platform DAZN has exclusive rights to the Champions League in Canada (and also shows the Premier League, the Championship, Europa League, Serie A, the EFL Cup, MLS and the J-League). They’re offering a one-month free trial, followed by a rolling $20-a-month or annual subscription of $150.

DAZN supports iOS and Android phones and tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV and a gaggle of Smart TVs.

To keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the football world, scroll back up the page and get yourself VPN.

How to watch the Champions League live for Australian subscribers

Australia

Good news for fans of the round ball game Down Under, as Optus – who also show every single game of the Premier League season – have exclusive rights on the Champions League. There are various deals available for existing customers to add football to their package, but you can now get Optus Sport for just $14.99 a month for non-subscribers.

It’s available via the Fetch TV box, your Xbox console, or from compatible streaming devices such as phones or tablets supporting iOS and Google Play, plus Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.

Check out our VPN advice to watch the game when you’re away from Australia.

How to watch the Champions League live for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand

Sky Sport 7 beIN Sports is the catchily-named channel all football lovers in New Zealand will need this season.

As well the Champions League, it also shows the Spanish, German, Italian, Scottish and French leagues, as well as the Championship, FA Cup, EFL Cup and Copa Libertadores. Oh, and major international tournaments like the World Cup and next year’s European Championships too.

To get all that, Sky Sport subscriptions start at $31.99 a month – but with a VPN from one of the deals above, you’ll still be able to log in and watch it wherever you are in the world.

Who are the favourites for the Champions League?

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are the favourites with most bookies to win their first ever Champions League title, with Barcelona generally considered the likeliest team to overcome them. Reigning champions Liverpool are third favourites, just ahead of the next cluster which includes Real Madrid, Juventus, PSG, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Tottenham.

Who are the favourites for Champions League top scorer?

You will be shocked to learn that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the two strong favourites to end the season as Champions League top scorer, with Juve’s Portuguese forward just pipping the Barca attacker to top spot. 

Behind them comes Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.

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