The new EFL season gets underway live on Sky Sports on Friday 2 August when Middlesbrough travel to Luton Town, who are making their return to the Sky Bet Championship following back to back promotions (7.45pm kick-off).

It continues on Sky Sports on Saturday 3 August, as Salford City begin life in the Football League with the visit of Stevenage (12.30pm kick-off) before returning to the Sky Championship as Nottingham Forest begin their campaign at home to West Bromwich Albion.

On Sunday 4 August, Leeds United travel to Bristol City (4.30pm kick-off).  The opening weekend culminates on Monday 5 August with Derby County’s visit to Huddersfield Town (7.45pm kick-off).

The 2019/20 season signifies the start of a new five-year deal with the EFL which sees an increase from 132 games to 138 EFL games, meaning more opportunities to drive trade at key times and show more of the games that matter to customers.

Plus, there’s exclusively live coverage from the Carabao Cup and the EFL Trophy, which means that customers can show 171 EFL games throughout the 2019/20 season.

Live games on the opening weekend

Fri 2 Aug              Luton Town v Middlesbrough                             7.45pm

Sat 3 Aug             Salford City v Stevenage                                  12.30pm

Sat 3 Aug             Nottingham Forest v West Bromwich Albion        5.30pm

Sun 4 Aug            Bristol City v Leeds Utd                                     4.30pm

Mon 5 Aug          Huddersfield Town v Derby County                       7.45pm

The 2019/20 EFL season will be Sky Sports’ biggest yet

Sky Sports customers will be able to enjoy:

  • More games than ever before across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy
  • Full coverage of midweek fixtures on Gillette Soccer Specials, featuring live clips and highlights
  • Analysis from some of the biggest names in the game#