The English Football League has released its full fixture list with matches starting on the weekend of 12 September reports Max Liu...
The Football League fixtures for the 2020/21 season have been released and Championship favourites Norwich 7.26/1 will travel to Huddersfield on the opening day.
The Canaries were relegated from the Premier League in bottom place but, three weeks before the big kick-off, they're the favourites on the Exchange to win the Championship title.
Of the other relegated teams, Watford 7.87/1 are expected to be in contention for the title. But bettors are cool on the chances of Bournemouth 13.012/1 making an emphatic success of their first season back in the second tier as they start life under new boss Jason Tindall.
Watford will host Middlesbrough 16.5 on the opening weekend while Bournemouth entertain Blackburn 34.033/1.
Brentford, the team that missed out on promotion by losing the play-off final, are 8.415/2 to put that behind them and win the title. The Bees begin their campaign at Birmingham.
A new season can be difficult for a team that so narrowly missed out on promotion and much could depend on who stays and leaves Brentford this summer. Strike Ollie Watkins is 1/3 to join Aston Villa this summer.
One thing is for sure - the Championship remains one of the toughest leagues, with 46 fixtures per team across the season. The final day of the regular season will be 8 or 9 May 2021 while the play-off final will take place at Wembley on the weekend of 29 - 31 May.
Champions Fixtures - Round One (weekend 12/9)
Barnsley v Luton
Brentford v Birmingham
Bournemouth v Blackburn
Bristol City v Coventry
Cardiff v Sheff Wed
Derby v Reading
Huddersfield v Norwich
Millwall v Stoke
Preston v Swansea
QPR v Notts Forest
Watford v Boro
Wycombe v Rotherham