Planning a football trip to The Czech Republic? The season starts Friday 12th July and fixtures for the full season are available to help plan your football trip to The Czech Republic.
It is contested by 16 clubs, operating a system of promotion and relegation with the Czech National Football League. Since 2018/19 seasons run from July to May, with teams playing 30 games each. Then teams are divided into three groups playing superstructure for final positions. The league is currently ranked 13th in Europe in the UEFA league rankings.
The history of the Czech football league began at the end of the 20th century. It was reorganised for the 1993–1994 season, after the dissolution of former Czechoslovakia and therefore of the Czechoslovak League. Having won 12 of league titles, Sparta Prague is the most successful team in Czech First League history. Other clubs who have won the title are Slavia Prague, Slovan Liberec, Baník Ostrava and Viktoria Plzeň.
Changes from 2018
The 2018–19 season was the first season played with the new competition format. After a regular season, which lasts from July to April and which is played by the same key as previous season, the teams are divided into three groups. The top 6 teams from the regular season enter the championship group, with the first-placed team winning the championship of Czech Republic. The teams play against each other only once, having total of 5 matches. Earned points are added to the points from the regular season.
The teams from 7th–10th position in regular season take part in the Europa League play-offs. The best of them play against the forth-placed or fifth-placed (it depends on the result of the Czech Cup and on the Czech coefficient rankings between European football leagues) of the championship group to determine, who will participate in the Europa League.
The teams from 11th–16th position in regular season play by the same key as championship group. The team placed on 16th position is relegated straightly into the Czech National Football League, while teams on 15th and 14th places play relegation play-off against 2nd and 3rd team from the Czech National Football League.
Here are some of the derbies of Czech Football
Sparta Prague vs. Slavia Prague – 21/9/19
Slavia Prague vs. Sparta Prague – 7/3/20
Sparta Prague vs. Baník Ostrava – 17/8/19
Baník Ostrava vs. Sparta Prague – 14/12/19
Baník Ostrava vs. SFC Opava – 30/11/19
SFC Opava vs. Baník Ostrava – 3/8/19
Sparta Prague vs. Bohemians 1905 – 26/10/19
Bohemians 1905 vs. Sparta Prague – 11/4/20
Slavia Prague vs. Bohemians 1905 – 24/8/19
Bohemians 1905 vs. Slavia Prague – 15/2/20
Sparta Prague vs. Viktoria Plzeň – 14/3/20
Viktoria Plzeň vs. Slavia Prague – 26/10/19
Viktoria Plzeň vs. Sparta Prague – 28/9/19
Slavia Prague vs. Viktoria Plzeň – 11/4/20
Bohemians 1905 vs. Viktoria Plzeň – 3/8/19
Viktoria Plzeň vs. Bohemians 1905 – 30/11/19
The fixtures for the 2019/20 The Czech Republic Premier League are available on the Synot Liga website to help you plan your Football Trip to The Czech Republic.