Ludogorets v Tottenham Hotspur live stream: how to watch the Europa League wherever you are in the world
Watch a Ludogorets v Tottenham Hotspur live stream, as Jose Mourinho's side look to react to last week's loss
Watch a Ludogorets v Tottenham Hotspur live stream, BT Sport, Thursday 5 November, 5.55pm GMT
Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from last week’s surprise defeat by Royal Antwerp when they take on Ludogorets on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho is taking the Europa League seriously this season, which is why he was so disappointed by his team’s performance against Antwerp on matchday two. He will have been pleased with the response against Brighton on Sunday, though, as Spurs ran out 2-1 winners to climb up to second in the Premier League standings. Tottenham have shown considerable attacking quality so far in 2020/21, and Sunday’s outcome means they are the highest-scorers in England’s top flight after seven rounds of matches.
Mourinho will be seeking better balance, however. Clean sheets have proved elusive thus far, and that will frustrate a manager who has always been renowned for his ability to tighten up a defence. Spurs have kept just one shut-out in the Premier League and could not keep Antwerp out last week, although they did deny LASK a goal in a 3-0 victory on matchday one.
Gareth Bale scored his first goal since returning to Tottenham in the summer against Brighton. He is still awaiting his first start in the Premier League under Mourinho, but we could see the Wales international feature from the first whistle here. Mourinho would initially have been tempted to rest Harry Kane for this fixture, but the loss to Antwerp may have altered his thinking in that regard. Japhet Tanganga remains sidelined with a thigh injury.
Ludogorets’ hopes of qualifying for the knockout stage will be hanging by a thread unless they can take something from Thursday’s clash. They were involved in a seven-goal thriller on matchday two, but it was LASK who ultimately came out on top despite Elvis Manu’s hat-trick for the Bulgarian side. Ludogorets also lost to Antwerp, so they could do without denying Spurs victory here.
Kick-off is at 5.55pm GMT and the game is being shown on BT Sport 2 in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.
Use a VPN to watch an Antwerp v Tottenham Hotspur 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
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
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
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
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
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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