Monday 19th February 2018

Eintracht Frankfurt v RB Leipzig Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 3

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Chelsea v Barcelona UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Bayern Munich v Besiktas UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Sevilla v Man Utd UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Shakhtar Donetsk v Roma UEFA Champions League Last-16 1st Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Thursday 22nd February 2018

Zenit St Petersburg v Celtic UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 18:00 BT Sport TBC
Arsenal v Ostersunds UEFA Europa League Last-32 2nd Leg 20:05 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd February 2018

Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 1
Mainz v Wolfsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Livingston v Dundee United Scottish Championship 19:35 BBC ALBA

Saturday 24th February 2018

Brisbane Roar v Newcastle Jets Hyundai A-League 06:35 BT Sport 2
Melbourne Victory v Adelaide United Hyundai A-League 08:50 BT Sport 2
Perth Glory v Melbourne City Hyundai A-League 11:00 BT Sport 2
Leicester City v Stoke City Premier League 12:30 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD
Kilmarnock v Hibernian Scottish Premiership 12:30 Sky Sports Football
Watford v Everton Premier League 17:30 BT Sport 1 - BT Sport 4K UHD
Werder Bremen v Hamburg Bundesliga 17:30 BT Sport 2

Sunday 25th February 2018

Sydney FC v Western Sydney Wanderers Hyundai A-League 08:00 BT Sport 2
Pune City v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV
Aberdeen v Celtic Scottish Premiership 13:30 Sky Sports Football
Arsenal v Man City Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Man Utd v Chelsea Premier League 14:05 Sky Sports TBC
Bayer Leverkusen v Schalke 04 Bundesliga 14:30 BT Sport 2
RB Leipzig v FC Cologne Bundesliga 17:00 BT Sport 2

Monday 26th February 2018

Borussia Dortmund v Augsburg Bundesliga 19:30 BT Sport 1
Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur Premier League 20:00 Sky Sports Premier League - Sky Sports Main Event - Sky Sports Ultra HD

Tuesday 27th February 2018

St Johnstone v Rangers Scottish Premiership 19:45 BT Sport 1

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Motherwell v Aberdeen Scottish Premiership 19:45 Sky Sports Football

Sunday 4th March 2018

Jamshedpur v Goa Indian Super League 12:00 BritAsiaTV

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Liverpool v FC Porto UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
PSG v Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Man City v FC Basel UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Tottenham Hotspur v Juventus UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Tuesday 13th March 2018

Man Utd v Sevilla UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC
Roma v Shakhtar Donetsk UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Besiktas v Bayern Munich UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 17:00 BT Sport TBC
Barcelona v Chelsea UEFA Champions League Last-16 2nd Leg 19:45 BT Sport TBC

Friday 23rd March 2018

Netherlands v England International Friendly 19:45 ITV

Tuesday 27th March 2018

England v Italy International Friendly 20:00 ITV

Thursday 14th June 2018

Russia v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV

Friday 15th June 2018

Egypt v Uruguay FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Morocco v Iran FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Portugal v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 16th June 2018

France v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 11:00 BBC One
Argentina v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 14:00 ITV
Peru v Denmark FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 17:00 BBC One
Croatia v Nigeria FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 20:00 ITV

Sunday 17th June 2018

Costa Rica v Serbia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Germany v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Brazil v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 18th June 2018

Sweden v South Korea FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Belgium v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Tunisia v England FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Colombia v Japan FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Poland v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Russia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Wednesday 20th June 2018

Portugal v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Uruguay v Saudi Arabia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Iran v Spain FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Thursday 21st June 2018

Denmark v Australia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
France v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Argentina v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Friday 22nd June 2018

Brazil v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 ITV
Nigeria v Iceland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Serbia v Switzerland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC One

Saturday 23rd June 2018

Belgium v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
South Korea v Mexico FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 ITV
Germany v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Sunday 24th June 2018

England v Panama FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 13:00 BBC One
Japan v Senegal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 16:00 BBC One
Poland v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV

Monday 25th June 2018

Uruguay v Russia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Saudi Arabia v Egypt FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Iran v Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Spain v Morocco FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Tuesday 26th June 2018

Denmark v France FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV
Australia v Peru FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 ITV4
Nigeria v Argentina FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC
Iceland v Croatia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 BBC TBC

Wednesday 27th June 2018

South Korea v Germany FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Mexico v Sweden FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Serbia v Brazil FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Switzerland v Costa Rica FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Thursday 28th June 2018

Japan v Poland FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
Senegal v Colombia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 15:00 BBC TBC
England v Belgium FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV
Panama v Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group Stage 19:00 ITV4

Saturday 30th June 2018

Winner Group C v Second Place Group D FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group A v Second Place Group B FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Sunday 1st July 2018

Winner Group B v Second Place Group A FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group D v Second Place Group C FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Monday 2nd July 2018

Winner Group E v Second Place Group F FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group G v Second Place Group H FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

Winner Group F v Second Place Group E FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 15:00 TBC
Winner Group H v Second Place Group G FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 19:00 TBC

Friday 6th July 2018

QF1 v QF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 15:00 TBC
QF5 v QF6 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 7th July 2018

QF7 v QF8 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 13:00 TBC
QF3 v QF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Quarter-Final 19:00 TBC

Tuesday 10th July 2018

SF1 v SF2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Wednesday 11th July 2018

SF3 v SF4 FIFA World Cup 2018 Semi-Final 19:00 TBC

Saturday 14th July 2018

Loser Semi-Final 1 v Loser Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Third Place Play-Off 15:00 TBC

Sunday 15th July 2018

Winner Semi-Final 1 v Winner Semi-Final 2 FIFA World Cup 2018 Final 16:00 BBC One - ITV

Scotland was one of the earliest modern footballing nations. In terms of structure, professional teams and governing bodies.

 

Scottish football clubs started to be formed towards the end of 1860 and 1970’s. Queen Park was Scotland first football club, it was founded in 1867and is currently the oldest club in Scotland. Queen Park are still operating in today game and play in the Scottish third division.

 

The Scottish League was introduced in the year 1890.The teams who completed in this league were Abercorn, Cambuslang, Celtic, Cowlairs, Dumbarton, Glasgow Rangers, Hearts of Midlothian, Renton, St Mirren, Third Lanark and Vale of Leven. However Queens Park were not initially allowed to play in this league due to the fact they were an amateur side.

 

Scottish Football enjoyed something of a golden age after the Second World War. With attendance number booming and Scottish clubs achieving success in the newly instigated European Competitions.

 

The biggest success was when Celtic became the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967. Also Ranger won the 1972 European Cup Winners Cup.

 

For most of its history Scottish football has a two tier division structure with First and Second Division between which clubs were promoted and relegated at the end of each season.

 

This lasted until 1975 when it was decided by governing body to revamp the league format. It was decided to split teams into a three divisional structure:

 

  • Premier Division
  • First Division
  • Second Division

 

This set-up continued until the 1994-1995 season when a fourth division was introduced.

 

The Scottish clubs who were at the top of the Scottish game decided to split from the Scottish football league and create a Scottish Premier League. The main reason for this was to retain more of the revenue generated by the game.

 

In 2013 the Scottish Premiership was established, following the merger between the Scottish Premier League and the Scottish Football League to create the Scottish Professional Football League or for short SPFL.

 

 Scottish Championship

 

The Scottish Championship is the second tier of the Scottish Professional Football League. It is often referred to as the Ladbrokes Championship through sponsorship deal with one of the biggest bookies in the UK.

 

 

 

The Winners of the Championship are directly promoted to the Scottish Premiership. The teams who finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th will battle it out in the two-legged play-offs. The 3rd-placed team plays the 4th team and whoever wins that game will then play the team who finished second in the league. The winner of that tie then plays against team who finished 11th in the division above. If the Championship team manages to win that game they will have earned their place in Scottish top flight.

 

Attendance

 

The highest attendance to be recorded in the Scottish Championship was in 23 of April 2016 when Ranger played Alloa the total attendance for the game was in the region of 50,349 thousand. The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

 

The lowest recorded attendance in the championship was during Cowdenbeath versus Greenock Morton game where only 318 fans attended the match. It was played on the 25th of March 2014 and the final result ended in a 3 nil win to Cowdenbeath.

 

Out of all the teams who currently play in the Scottish Championship, Hibs have the biggest support base with 226,674 supporters but only 15% of that number go to live games. Dumbarton has the smallest group of supporters in the league with 17,543 and 4% of them attend a live games.

 

Capacity

 

Of the ten stadiums currently in the Scottish Championship capacities are very similar with the biggest difference is the one between Hibs and Dumbarton.

 

Ayr United, Somerset Park- 10,185

Dumbarton, Dumbarton Football Stadium- 2,020

Dundee United, Tannadice Park- 14,223

Dunfermline, East End Park- 11,480

Falkirk,Falkirk Stadium- 7,937

Greenock Morton, Cappielow Park- 11,589

Hibernian, Easter Road- 20,421

Queen of South,Palmerston Par- 8,690

Raith Rovers,Starks Park- 8,867

St Mirren, Paisley 2021 Stadium – 8,023

 

 

Broadcasting Rights

 

The biggest coverage for the championship was in 2014/2015 season when championship had three of the biggest teams playing in the division they were Rangers, Hearts and Hibs. During that season it was consider to have higher viewers than league above it. With both Sky and BT covering larger share of matches than they would normally.

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the championship a team can expect to receive just over £500,000.

 

The total market value for the Scottish Championship is estimated at £35.08 million.

 

The football club who has the biggest share and henceforth is regarded the richest team in the league are Hibs, who have a total market value of about £7million.

 

The team who are consider to be smallest when it comes to how rich they are is Dumbarton which have a total of about £1.85 million.

 

Record Transfer

 

The record transfer in the Championship came in January transfer window in the year 2015 when Brentford signed Lewis Mcleod from Rangers for a fee in region of £1.09 million.

 

Dundee spent the most on signing a player when they signed Leigh Griffiths from Livingston for a fee of £149, 000 thousand.

 

Players Records

 

In Championship current form the player to have scored the most goals since 2013 is Jason Cummings who’s plays for Hibs and he has managed to score 54 goals. Also he is currently top goal scorer this season with 16 goals.

 

Scottish League 1

 

The Scottish League 1 is the third tier of Scottish football. Through Sponsorship deals it is sometimes referred to as Ladbrokes League One. The Scottish League One was formed in the year 2013.

 

The format of League One is the team who finishes at the top will automatically be promoted to the Championship.  The teams who finish in 2nd place, 3rd place and fourth will go into the play-offs. Third versus fourth will play in a two legged games and the winner of that will face the team from above, who finished in 9th placed. If the League One team manages to successful win, then they have earned their place in the Championship.

 

 

Attendance

 

The highest attendance to be recorded for League 1 was during Dunfermline versus Peterhead game when over 6,236 fans attended the match. The lowest attendance in League 1 occurred when only 210 fans went to watch  Albion Rovers versus Brechin City.

 

Out of all the teams currently playing in League 1 East Fife have the biggest fan base with 9,029 fans. However for attendance East Fife only get 602 fans for their home games. The smallest fans base in the League are Albion Rovers who only have 645 supporters but for attendance half of them attend home games.

 

Capacity

 

Airdrieonians, Excelsior Stadium- 10,101

Albion Rovers, Cliftonhill- 1,238

Alloa Athletic, Indodrill Stadium- 3,100

Brechin City, Glebe Park- 4,083

East Fife, Bayview Stadium- 1,980

Livingston,Tony Macaroni Arena-  8,716

Peterhead, Balmoor- 3,150

Queens Park, Hampden Park- 51,866

Stenhousemuir, Ochilview Park- 3,746

Stranraer, Stair Park- 4,178

 

In regards to stadium capacity all teams have similar capacity. The only exception is Queens Park who are an amateur teams and share their ground with Scottish Football Association free of charge.

 

Broadcasting Rights

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

For teams in this division their main income from broadcasting deals will come from League Cup. This is due to the revamp of the competition having  a summer group stage before the knockout rounds and the fact BT have the right to 13 live games. With BT Sport paying out £150,000 per match it shows.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the League 1 title a team can expect to receive just over £105,500.

 

The total market value for this division is estimated at £6.46 million.

 

The club to have the biggest share of the market is Livingston, who are valued at £1.47 million. Henceforth they are considered to be the richest team within the league.

 

The team to have the lowest share of the market is Stenhousemuir, who are valued at £170,000 grand. Henceforth they are considered to be the club with the smallest budget within the league.

 

 

Record Transfer

 

The biggest transfer received in League 1 was during the season 2010/2011when Middlesbrough bought Andy Halliday from Livingston for a total of £191,000.

 

In terms of Clubs spending money on transfer in this league they tend not to happen, the reason for this Clubs have limited budgets and to get the most value they go for loans, free agents or developing their own talent.

 

Players Records

 

Rory McAllister is the record holder for scoring the most goals in the League 1 with 45 goals. He is currently top goal scorer this season with 15 goals.

 

Scottish League 2

 

The Scottish League Two, is also known as the Ladbrokes League Two and is the fourth tier of the Scottish Professional Football League.

 

The winners of this League are automatically promoted to the Scottish League One, swapping with the team at the bottom of League One. The teams who finish in 2nd place, 3rd place and fourth will go into the play-offs. Third versus fourth will play in a two legged games and the winner of that will face the team from above, who finished in 9th placed. If the League Two  team manages to successful win, then they have earned their place in the League One.

 

For the team who finish bottom of League Two will enter a lay-off against the winner of a play-off between the winner of the Highland and Lowland Leagues. This format was introduced in 2014/2015 season. The winner of this game will either be promoted or remain in League 2.

 

Attendance

The highest attendance to be recorded in League 2 was during Arbroath versus Montrose where 1,731 fans attend the game. The lowest attendance in this League happened in the Annan Athletic versus Cowdenbeath, where only 241 fans watched the game.

 

Out of all the teams competing in League 2, Edinburgh City have the biggest fans base with 6,517 supporters. However for attendance for homes games they get on average a 407 fans.

Berwick Rangers have the smallest group of fans within in this division with 515 supporters. Surprisingly Berwick Rangers have a high number for attendance for home game with almost a full attendance with every home game.

 

Capacity

 

Annan Athletic, Galabank- 2,504

Arbroath, Gayfield Park- 6,600

Berwick Rangers,  Shielfield Park- 4,099

Clyde, Broadwood Stadium- 8,086

Cowdenbeath, Central Park- 4,309

Edinburgh City, Meadowbank Stadium- 5,000

Elgin City, Borough Briggs- 4,520

Montrose,Links Park- 4,936

Stirling Albion, Forthbank Stadium- 3,808

When you look at the Capacity of these teams you see there are not a lot of difference between them. The biggest difference within this league  is between Clyde and Annan.

Broadcasting Rights

 

Sky and BT Sports are the two main broadcasters in Scotland. Both have the live rights for all of the four divisions in Scotland until the summer of 2020. The deal is reported to be worth a £15 million per season and this is meant to be shared between the 42 members clubs.

 

Also BBC Scotland has a separate deal to broadcast highlights of SPFL matches as well as provide live radio coverage. This deal reported worth to Scottish Football is worth around £1 million a year.

 

For teams in this division their main income from broadcasting deals will come from League Cup. This is due to the revamp of the competition having  a summer group stage before the knockout rounds and the fact BT have the right to 13 live games. With BT Sport paying out £150,000 per match it shows.

 

Finance

 

Due to deals being different every year prize money can fluctuate from season to season. But roughly for winning the League 2 title a team can expect to receive just over £56,970.

 

The total market value for this division is estimated to be £3.45 million.

 

Clyde have the biggest market share with £765,000 resulting in them being the richest team in the league. The team with the least market share is Forfar Athletic who are valued at £43,000.

 

Transfer Records

 

The biggest transfer to be received in this league happened in 2012/2013 season when Southampton bought midfielder Steven Davis from Rangers for about £850,000.

 

The biggest transfer being spent on a player happened in 2012/2013 season when Rangers bought winger David Templeton from Hearts for a fee I region of £842,000.

 

Players Records

 

Craig Gunn hold the recorded for scoring the most goals in League 2 with a total of 55 goals. He played for Elgin City. The player currently at the top of the scoring charts is Dougie Gair with 10 goals.