Napoli vs Ajax live stream: how to watch Champions League online and on TV, team news

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia of SSC Napoli and Jurrien Timber of AFC Ajax Battles for the ball
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Napoli will be hoping their blistering form continues this evening as they look to heap more pain on Dutch giants Ajax after hammering them in Amsterdam last week. The Serie A leaders came from behind last Tuesday to deliver a resounding 6-1 win against Ajax, helping them to maintain a 100 per cent record in Champions League Group A and firm up their position at the top of their table ahead of Liverpool. 

Napoli boss Luciano Spalletti has been given a boost with his first-choice striker Victor Osimhen back after a spell on the sidelines. The Nigeria star starts the game on the bench, while Hirving Lozano is chosen ahead of Matteo Politano in a formidable three-man forward line for the hosts that also includes Giacomo Raspadori and Khvicha Kvaratskhelia.

Ajax are meanwhile without suspended skipper Dusan Tadic, along with the injured Devyne Rensch and Mohammed Ihattaren. The visitors start today's game with an attacking line-up which includes Steven Berghuis, Steven Bergwijn and the in-form Mohammed Kudus.

Read on to find out how to watch a Napoli vs Ajax live stream online, no matter where you are in the world.

Napoli vs Ajax live stream

Date: Wednesday, October 12

Kick-off time: 6.45pm CEST (local) / 5.45pm BST / 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT / 10.15pm IST / 3.45am AEDT / 5.45am NZDT

Venue: Stadio Diego Armando Maradona, Naples

Live stream: BT Sport (UK) | Paramount Plus FREE trial  (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sony LIV (IN) | Stan Sport (AU) | Spark Sport (NZ) 

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A 4-1 win for Napoli away to Cremonese in Serie A means they are now on a nine-match consecutive winning streak across all competitions and will be confident of extending that run on Wednesday evening.

Ajax meanwhile got back to winning ways at the weekend with a more familiar Eredivisie win over Volendam which ended a run of four games without a victory. Despite that boost, head coach Alfred Schreuder will likely be content with just avoiding defeat here against one of Europe's most in-form sides.

Last week's encounter saw Giacomo Raspadori net twice, with skipper Giovanni di Lorenzo, Piotr Zielinski, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia and substitute Giovanni Simeone also getting on the scoresheet. Just how many more scorers might get on the sheet now that Napoli are at home? Follow our guide to get a Napoli vs Ajax live stream and watch the Champions League online from anywhere.

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How to watch Napoli vs Ajax: live stream UCL soccer in the US without cable


Soccer fans can watch Napoli vs Ajax on Paramount Plus in the US, with kick-off set for 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT on Wednesday.

CBS is the official US broadcaster for the 2022/23 UCL season. Paramount Plus live streams the vast majority of games, while some fixtures are shown on CBS.

subscription to Paramount Plus is available from just $4.99 a month for its ad-supported "essential" plan, or $9.99 per month for its ad-free tier.

The service also offers a FREE 7-day trial for new customers, meaning you can live stream Napoli vs Ajax and at least a few more games for nothing. 

You can watch through a web browser or on the Paramount Plus app, which is available on most smart devices.

Outside of the US? If you're unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch Napoli vs Ajax from outside your country

We've set out how you can live stream Napoli vs Ajax in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for pleasure or for work, you probably won't be able to watch Champions League football like you normally would at home. This is the result of geo-blocking - best understood as digital borders that restrict certain services and content to specific parts of the world.

A good streaming VPN can let you get around these digital borders, while also offering robust protection from cybercriminals and government snooping. They're also really easy to use.

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How to watch a Napoli vs Ajax live stream in the UK


In the UK, BT Sport is providing exclusive live coverage of Napoli vs Ajax. Coverage starts at 5.30pm BST on BT Sport 1, ahead of a 5.45pm kick-off. 

Don't forget that BT now has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment.

The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch the game on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Champions League like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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Napoli vs Ajax live stream: how to watch UCL soccer online in Canada


In Canada, soccer fans can watch Napoli vs Ajax on streaming service DAZN. Kick-off is scheduled for 12.45pm ET / 9.45am PT on Wednesday.

DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year. Not only do you get every single UCL game, but DAZN is also the Canadian streaming home of Europa League and EFL Championship soccer, Six Nations rugby and WTA tennis, not to mention it's also the place to watch every single NFL game this season.

It also comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

If you find yourself outside of Canada and want to watch the Champions League using your normal streaming service, don't worry – a good VPN is all you need to tune in just like you would home.

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How to watch Napoli vs Ajax: live stream Champions League in Australia


Footie fans in Australia can watch Napoli vs Ajax on Stan Sport, but be warned that kick-off is set for 3.45am AEDT on Thursday morning.

The streaming service is showing every single Champions League match ad-free, and it's also the place to watch the Europa League and Europa Conference League, international rugby and Formula E.

A subscription costs $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub), but you can take advantage of a 7-day FREE trial.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use one of the top VPNs and watch the coverage from another country.

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How to watch Napoli vs Ajax: live stream Champions League in New Zealand


Football fans can watch Napoli vs Ajax on Spark Sport in New Zealand, with kick-off set for 5.45am NZDT bright and early on Thursday morning.

Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE trial so you can try before you buy, and once that expires, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes every UCL game, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, Europa League football, the European Rugby Champions Cup, F1, MotoGP, NFL and WTA tennis.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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Napoli vs Ajax: live stream Champions League online in India


Napoli vs Ajax is being shown on Sony Pictures Networks in India, with coverage stretching across Sony Ten 2 and over-the-top streaming service Sony LIV.

You can live stream Champions League games with a mobile-only plan, which costs Rs 599 for a year, or a LIV Premium plan, which costs Rs 999 for a year.

Anyone outside of India who wants to watch their home Champions League coverage can just pick up a good VPN and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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