Last season’s champions Celtic, Ross County, Arbroath and Peterhead will all kick off the new season at home, as will SPFL newcomers Cove Rangers, who beat East Kilbride and Berwick Rangers in the play-offs after winning the Highland League.
Season 2018/19 saw crowds up again – with 4,428,926 fans attending the 768 league matches – and produced plenty of drama, great games and stunning goals. We are looking forward to more of the same when 2019/20 starts on the weekend of August 3/4.
Celtic are aiming to retain the Ladbrokes Premiership crown but Rangers will hope to end their rivals’ run of trophies. Kilmarnock have made an intriguing managerial appointment in former Italy No 2 Angelo Alessio while Aberdeen, Heart of Midlothian and Hibernian will also be expecting strong campaigns.
The Ladbrokes Championship was hugely competitive last season and there could be more of the same, with the Dundee derbies among the highlights of the season ahead.
Falkirk will be aiming to make an immediate return to the second tier as they prepare for life in Ladbrokes League 1 and several clubs will fancy their chances of topping League 2.
The Ladbrokes Premiership again incorporates a winter break covering two weekends – January 4 and January 11 – but the Championship, League 1 and League 2 will play through. The Premiership concludes on the weekend of May 16/17, a fortnight after the other divisions.
Premiership fixture round 33 takes place on the weekend of April 4, with post-split games on April 18, April 25, May 2, May 12/13 and May 16/17.
The season ends with the Premiership play-off final on May 20 and 24. The Scottish Cup final is earlier than usual – Saturday May 9 – as Hampden is a venue for the 2020 UEFA European Championships.
The seventh season of the SPFL promises to be another memorable one so stay tuned for the fixtures tomorrow and enjoy your football in the months ahead!