RB Leipzig v Celtic live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Champions League clash

RB Leipzig v Celtic live stream
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RB Leipzig v Celtic live stream and match preview, Wednesday October 5, 5.45pm

RB Leipzig v Celtic live stream and match preview

Looking for a RB Leipzig v Celtic live stream? We've got you covered. 

Both sides will be looking for their first Champions League win of the season when RB Leipzig host Celtic on Wednesday. 

The Bundesliga club have got off to a poor start in Group F, losing their first two games against Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Madrid.

Celtic responded to an opening day defeat against the reigning champions to draw 1-1 with Shakhtar last time out.

Leipzig have had a sluggish start in the Bundesliga too, picking up 11 points from eight games to sit in 11th place.

Head coach Domenico Tedesco was sacked last month following a 4-0 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, and his successor Marco Rose has had an inconsistent start.

A 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund was a dream debut, but it was followed by back-to-back defeats, 2-0 to Real Madrid and 3-0 to Borussia Monchengladbach, before a 4-0 win over Bochum on Saturday.

Celtic have also hit a slump recently. The defeat to Real and draw away to Shakhtar was followed by a shock 2-0 loss away to St Mirren in the Scottish Premiership.

They bounced back by beating Motherwell 2-1 on Saturday, but there was a nervy finish after Callum McGregor’s red card.

Leipzig were without Yussuf Poulsen for the game against Bochum due to illness, while Konrad Laimer, Dani Olmo and Lukas Klostermann are out injured.

Giorgios Giakoumakis and Cameron Carter-Vickers are injury doubts for Celtic after missing out against Motherwell, while Carl Starfelt is absent.


RB Leipzig: WLLWL

Celtic: WLDLW


Espen Eskaas of Norway will be the referee for RB Leipzig v Celtic.


RB Leipzig v Celtic will be played at the Red Bull Arena. 

Other games

Real Madrid v Shakhtar Donetsk kicks off at 8.00pm in the other Group F game. 

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 5.45pm BST on Wednesday October 5 and it is being shown on BT Sport 4 (opens in new tab) in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Champions League football from outside your country

If you’re out of the country for a 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 (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

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:

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ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams in the UK

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

Based in Canada? The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV, which has exclusive rights to all the action.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Sky Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.