Which Football Leagues Are Still Running After COVID-19?

12/05/2020 18:10
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The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to practically every country in the world and it has thrown the sporting schedule into disarray, with the vast majority of nations postponing football fixtures until further notice. However, it now appears that there is light at the end of the tunnel and normal service is starting to be resumed.

A number of countries have restarted their domestic football leagues and this handy article provides the ultimate lowdown on the competitions where you can bet on the latest round of fixtures again, while we also give you and update on the major leagues that haven’t yet resumed.

Leagues Back Open For Business

  • German Bundesliga
  • The German Bundesliga is one of the biggest football leagues in the world and the 2019/20 campaign is set to resume on Saturday 16 May, with the German FA getting government authorisation to continue with the season after a two-month hiatus.

    That means that punters are able to bet on the Bundesliga once again along with enjoying German Bundesliga live streaming of all the matches, with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig among the popular teams when it comes to punting and streaming. Please also note that Germany Bundesliga 2 is also up and running.

  • Poland Ekstraklasa
  • While the Ekstraklasa doesn’t have the same widespread appeal as the German Bundesliga, the Polish top flight also offers football fans and betting customers the opportunity to enjoy the 2019/20 season, with Legia Warsaw on course to be crowned champions, while Lech Poznan, Piast Gliwice and Cracovia are other teams battling it out.

  • South Korea K-League 1
  • Asian football leagues are set to be up and running too, with the K-League being the first major competition to restart following the COVID-19 outbreak. The season had barely got started although the 2020 campaign can now begin in earnest, with Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors and Ulsan Hyundai finishing a long way ahead of the other teams in the regular standings last time out.

  • Serbia Super Liga
  • Eastern European countries haven’t been as affected by COVID-19 as some of the Western European nations, with Serbia set to get the show back on the road and many betting customers will be interested in wagering on the Super Liga. Red Star Belgrade tend to be the draw card for many punters, with Partizan Belgrade often their biggest challenger.

  • Belarus Premier League
  • This competition has attracted a niche following in recent weeks considering that it’s pretty much been the only football league which has remained open for business during the pandemic. Therefore, punters have been enjoying placing bets on matches involving Dinamo Brest, BATE Borisov and Dinamo Minsk. There is In-Play betting available and some matches are live streamed.

  • Denmark Superligaen
  • The Danish Superligaen is going to resume from Thursday 28 May, with AGF Aarhus clashing with Randers FC, while the fixtures will then come thick and fast. Enjoy the opportunity to bet on matches involving the likes of Brondby and Copenhagen, with fixtures set to take place throughout the summer.

  • Austria Bundesliga
  • It has been announced that the top professional football division of Austria will resume on Tuesday 2 June, with teams such as Austria Vienna, FC Salzburg and LASK Linz battling it out in the Austrian Bundesliga. The matches will initially be played behind closed doors before a further review.

  • Czech Republic First League
  • The Czech Republic government have given the green light for the First League to go ahead, with nine fixtures scheduled between 23 May – 27 May. Slavia Prague, Sparta Prague and FK Jablonec are among the sides who will be lining up again, with customers able to bet on the outcome of the matches.

  • Russian Premier League
  • Russia was one of the final countries to implement a football lockdown, although the authorities have now indicated that the Premier League season can officially resume. However, there will still be a delay until Sunday 21 June before we can see the games take place. CSKA Moscow v Zenit St Petersburg is the pick of the matches taking place on that day.

  • Hungary NB I
  • There is going to be top flight action in Hungary to enjoy very soon. That is because there are matches set to take place on 23 May and 27 May, with more in the pipeline. Some bookies have over 70 pre-match betting markets for the games and it’s a fantastic way to bet on another competitive European football league.

  • Croatia Cup
  • There are four teams left in the 2019/20 Croatia Cup and we will see the semi-final fixtures taking place on Saturday 30 May and Sunday 31 May. Firstly, Slaven Belupo and Lokomotiva Zagreb will clash before Rijeka and Osijek meet and the winners will then compete for this piece of silverware. There should some interesting clashes.

  • Estonia Meistriliiga
  • Lots of European leagues are opening up again and that includes the Estonian Meistriliiga which has made a fairly brisk opening as there are games scheduled for Tuesday 19 May. Some of the bookies are also live streaming these matches and they are worth tuning in for.

    When Will Premier League, La Liga and Serie A Restart?

    The English Premier League still haven’t fixed a date for when the matches will resume and the season can be completed. There are ongoing discussions and the situation has been made more difficult by the high death rate in the United Kingdom.

    At present, it’s possible that the Premier League matches could restart around mid-June although there are a number of obstacles that need to be overcome first.

    With regard to La Liga in Spain, it would appear that the matches could resume from 12 June onwards, with the CEO of the division stating that the plan would be to kick off with the Seville derby involving Sevilla and Betis. However, there hasn’t been official confirmation that this will happen.

    As far as Serie A is concerned, there is an appetite to continue the season although no date has been set and it’s plausible that the matches might resume between mid-June and late-June depending on whether it’s safe for the players.


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