With covid-19 bringing the majority of sports to a dramatic halt we can now start to see the world adjust to a new way of living and the English Premier League and EFL have provided us with a behind closed doors start date to the 2020/21 season of Sept 12th 2020.

At the time of writing, we are only 3 days away from kick off and have some exciting games to look forward to.

The most notable of the games includes reigning champions Liverpool face Marcelo Bielsa’s newly promoted Leeds United, an all London derby with Arsenal playing Fulham and Frank Lampard’s new signings for Chelsea taking on Brighton.

Top Four Tiers – Match Day One Runs

  • Liverpool & Wolves have not lost an opening league game for the last 7 seasons
  • Everton have not lost an opening league game for the last 8 seasons
  • Manchester City & Derby have not lost an opening league game for the last 11 seasons
  • Port Vale have not lost an opening league game for the last 15 seasons.

Take from that what you will however the teams above seem to have a very strong record on the first league game of the season so may be a strong addition to your parlay.

You can see the EPL match schedule below.

MatchweekDate
Matchweek 1Saturday September 12
Matchweek 2Saturday September 19
Matchweek 3Saturday September 26
Matchweek 4Saturday October 3
Matchweek 5Saturday October 17
Matchweek 6Saturday October 24
Matchweek 7Saturday October 31
Matchweek 8Saturday November 7
Matchweek 9Saturday November 21
Matchweek 10Saturday November 28
Matchweek 11Saturday December 5
Matchweek 12Saturday December 12
Matchweek 13Wednesday December 16
Matchweek 14Saturday December 19
Matchweek 15Saturday December 26
Matchweek 16Monday December 28
Matchweek 17Saturday January 2
Matchweek 18aWednesday January 13
Matchweek 19Saturday January 16
Matchweek 18bWednesday January 20
Matchweek 20Saturday January 23
Matchweek 21Saturday January 30
Matchweek 22Wednesday February 3
Matchweek 23Saturday February 6
Matchweek 24Saturday February 13
Matchweek 25Saturday February 20
Matchweek 26Saturday February 27
Matchweek 27Saturday March 6
Matchweek 28Saturday March 13
Matchweek 29Saturday March 20
Matchweek 30Saturday April 3
Matchweek 31Saturday April 10
Matchweek 32Saturday April 17
Matchweek 33Saturday April 24
Matchweek 34Saturday May 1
Matchweek 35Saturday May 8
Matchweek 36Wednesday May 12
Matchweek 37Saturday May 15
Matchweek 38Sunday May 23

Moving on to the EFL Championship (Premier League B, as I like to call it) you can see the opening day fixtures below with Watford hosting Middlesbrough on the Friday night, newly promoted Wycombe Wanderers taking on last seasons high flyers Rotherham United and Gary Rowett’s Millwall welcoming a Stoke City side that flirted with relegation last season.

Friday, September 11 

  • Watford vs Middlesbrough

Saturday, September 12

  • Birmingham City vs Brentford
  • Wycombe Wanderers vs Rotherham United
  • Barnsley vs Luton Town
  • AFC Bournemouth vs Blackburn Rovers
  • Bristol City vs Coventry City
  • Cardiff City vs Sheffield Wednesday
  • Derby County vs Reading
  • Huddersfield Town vs Norwich City
  • Millwall vs Stoke City
  • Preston North End vs Swansea City
  • Queens Park Rangers vs Nottingham Forest

There is 24 games throughout EFL division one and two to look at to boost your parlay however before doing so you may want to see the matchday one stat we have on the top four English Leagues:

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