Take off your Premier League cap for one second. This weekend also marks the return of the Championship.
The second tier usually kicks off the week before the Premier League’s own curtain raiser, offering fans a tantalising prelude before the madness truly gets underway.
This season is slightly different, however. Because of the congested summer schedule the starting pistol will signal the opening off both the Championship and the Premier League for 2020/21, with the two divisions commencing in tandem.
That should not avert your attention away from the Championship, though. For some, the second tier is where it’s truly at by offering more thrills, spills, highs and lows than any other league on the continent, and doing so without the financial muscle of its top division counterparts.
With that said, you should have Watford versus Middlesborough* locked in on your calendars for Friday night. The Vicarage Road showdown will get us underway for 2020/21, but who will you be supporting this season?
Unsure? Take our personality quiz down below to find out your most compatible team and whose colours you’ll be donning this campaign.
William Hill’s* Championship 2020/21 title odds:
- Norwich: 6/1
- Brentford: 13/2
- Watford: 7/1
- Bournemouth: 12/1
- Cardiff: 14/1
- Nottingham Forest: 14/1
*You have to be 18+ to gamble. All odds and offers within this article are accurate at the time of writing (12:30, 09/09/2020). BeGambleAware.