One of the most popular sports in the world is looking to come back in a big way after a few months of seeing no play - there are still challenges as the coronavirus grips some parts of the world, but many others are beginning to recover allowing for football to take place once again - but not without its challenges, as there are a number of problems to overcome and some rules that need to be adjusted so players can continue to function in the safest possible way.
This has also been good news for betting fans - despite the introduction of Gamstop and the credit card gambling ban within the UK, there has been a surge in traffic for these sites and football sites not on gamstop are actually a thing, for players looking to use services around the restrictive measures that Gamstop had introduced there are solutions out there for punters looking to get involved in the increasing and packed schedule football is about to have.
Fans and viewership
As expected, there has been no change in the rules around fan attendance for any of these events across the world - currently it shows no signs of changing in the near future either, so for now many will have to adjust to there being no fans in attendance for quite some time. This does open up the availability for viewership however, as you’ll be able to watch games on popular broadcasts, but there are likely going to be a growing number of streaming platforms also showing these games offering viewers a lot of choice on how to view, even if some services are restricted.
Cancellations and relegations
Something that has already been seen in the top French League, as well as the Scottish league, is the early end being brought to a season if higher ups feel games aren’t safe to be played. This could be happening shortly in the lower leagues within the UK as the EFL will meet to decide the fate of the seasons for leagues below the Premier League - this could mean your favourite team is in the position to either be promoted or relegated earlier than anticipated depending on their current position.
The 20/21 season
The remainder of the games to be played out in Europe’s major football leagues are set to do so at an increased capacity - up to 70 games per week across the bigger leagues. The current goal date for many is to have the current 19/20 season seen out to a close before the first week of September in an effort to get the 20/21 season underway as soon as possible given the delays faced at the start of this year - this leads to a lot of scheduling for games, whilst we still have the remainder of this season to be played, the start of next, the Champion’s League and then Euro 2021 next year, there’s a lot of football to be played, which is great news for fans as these packed schedules are sure to deliver a lot of entertainment over the next few months.