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Sky Bet EFL: 2019/20 fixtures announced for Championship, League One and League Two

Luton Town earned 94 points to be crowned Sky Bet League One Champions
Luton Town earned 94 points to be crowned Sky Bet League One Champions

The 2019/20 Sky Bet EFL fixtures have been announced, with newly-promoted Luton kicking things off as they welcome Middlesbrough.

Full league fixtures pages

Click here for our club-by-club guide to all the fixtures

Graeme Jones' first game in charge of the Hatters will take place on Friday August 2 as they take on a Middlesbrough side also under new management, with Jonathan Woodgate appointed as manager this summer.

Barnsley, who were promoted automatically alongside Luton, welcome Fulham to Oakwell following their immediate relegation from the Premier League.

Play-off winners Charlton, who recently confirmed Lee Bowyer will remain for another season, travel to Blackburn.

Elsewhere, Huddersfield begin life back in the EFL as they take on Derby at the John Smith's Stadium on Monday August 5, while Cardiff travel to Wigan.


Sky Bet Championship opening weekend fixtures

The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet Championship 2019/20 season
The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet Championship 2019/20 season

All fixtures are Saturday August 3 at 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

  • Luton v Middlesbrough (Friday)
  • Barnsley v Fulham
  • Blackburn Rovers v Charlton Athletic
  • Brentford v Birmingham City
  • Millwall v. Preston North End
  • Reading v Sheffield Wednesday
  • Stoke City v Queens Park Rangers
  • Swansea City v Hull City
  • Wigan Athletic v Cardiff City
  • Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion (Sat 17:30)
  • Bristol City v Leeds (Sunday 16:30)
  • Huddersfield Town v Derby County (Monday)
Sky Bet will be be paying 4 places instead of 3 on all EFL League winners for the 2019/20 season
Sky Bet will be be paying 4 places instead of 3 on all EFL League winners for the 2019/20 season


Title favourites Leeds United will be in front of the TV cameras once again when they travel to Bristol City on Sunday August 4 - kick-off has been confirmed for 16:30 BST.

The late kick-off on Saturday sees Slaven Bilic's West Brom travel to take on Nottingham Forest, with both sides holding promotion aspirations.

Managerless Birmingham City start their campaign away from home at Brentford, although it is very likely that they will have a new boss in place by the time the fixture arrives.

Another side on the hunt for a new head coach is Hull, who are handed the long trip to Swansea on the Saturday of opening weekend.

Reading open their season at home to Sheffield Wednesday, while two new look sides in Stoke and QPR meet at the bet365 Stadium.


Sky Bet League One opening weekend fixtures

The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet League One 2019/20 season
The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet League One 2019/20 season

All fixtures played on Saturday August 4 at 15:00 BST

  • AFC Wimbledon v. Rotherham United
  • Blackpool v. Bristol Rovers
  • Burton Albion v. Ipswich Town
  • Bury v. Milton Keynes Dons
  • Coventry City v. Southend United
  • Doncaster Rovers v. Gillingham
  • Lincoln City v. Accrington Stanley
  • Peterborough United v. Fleetwood Town
  • Shrewsbury Town v. Portsmouth
  • Sunderland v. Oxford United
  • Tranmere Rovers v. Rochdale
  • Wycombe Wanderers v. Bolton Wanderers

Meanwhile in Sky Bet League One, Sunderland will be looking to bounce back following defeat in the play-off final as they welcome Oxford to the Stadium of Light.

Ipswich are 11/2 second-favourites for the title, and their campaign gets underway away from home at Burton, who made the Carabao Cup semi-finals last season.

MK Dons and Bury, who were both promoted automatically from League Two, meet at Gigg Lane with the hosts odds-on favourites for the drop.

Title-winners Lincoln, 14/1 to make it back-to-back successes, are at home to Accrington while play-off victors Tranmere host Rochdale.

Rotherham travel to AFC Wimbledon while Bolton are also away as they go to Wycombe.

Portsmouth, who were beaten by Sunderland at the play-off semi-final stage, are in Shropshire to take on Sam Ricketts' Shrewsbury, while Doncaster are at home to Gillingham.


Sky Bet League Two opening weekend fixtures

The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet League Two 2019/20 season
The opening weekend fixtures for the Sky Bet League Two 2019/20 season

All fixtures played on Saturday August 4 at 15:00 BST unless otherwise stated

  • Salford City v. Stevenage (Sat 12:30 BST)
  • Bradford City v. Cambridge United
  • Carlisle United v. Crawley Town
  • Colchester United v. Port Vale
  • Crewe Alexandra v. Plymouth Argyle
  • Exeter City v. Macclesfield Town
  • Forest Green Rovers v. Oldham Athletic
  • Leyton Orient v. Cheltenham Town
  • Morecambe v. Grimsby Town
  • Newport County v. Mansfield Town
  • Northampton Town v. Walsall
  • Scunthorpe United v. Swindon Town

Salford City get things underway in Sky Bet League Two as they welcome Stevenage in Saturday's early kick-off.

Despite this being their first game in the Football League, Graham Alexander's men are fancied for success with a price of 7/1 available on them winning League Two.

National League title winners Leyton Orient are also at home where they face Cheltenham.

Bradford, who finished bottom of League One but find themselves as 7/1 joint-favourites for the title, take on Cambridge at Valley Parade while Plymouth travel to Crewe.

Scunthorpe also have home advantage as they play Swindon, while Walsall are on the road at Northampton.


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