The Scottish Premier League was ended early today, with Celtic being crowned the champions for the ninth consecutive time!
With football still on hold and the season usually ending by now, leagues around the world have had big decisions to make. If leagues decide to carry on then it is likely to impact the 2020/21 season.
In Scotland, the decision was made when all 12 of the Premiership clubs agreed the season isn’t likely to be completed. They agreed on the way in which the league would be decided was average points.
In terms of changes to the overall table, there was only one. St Johnstone and Hibs swapped places, with St Johnstone going up into sixth and Hibs seventh.
This meant that Celtic was awarded the title for the ninth consecutive year and Hearts were relegated!
Celtic Scottish Premiership Champions 2020
Whether the season was going to be finished or not, it always looked like it was going to Celtic’s title. They were 13 points ahead of Rangers, but Gerrard’s side had a game in hand. There were eight games left of the season to play, and given Celtic had only lost ten points all season, it would have been a big ask.
This year it looked like Rangers could have caused an upset. They were challenging Celtic at the top of the table around the New Year, but this soon faded. In their last nine games, they won just four of them. This dip in form allowed Celtic to create a big gap between the two sides.
Celtic on the other hand, was consistent over the year. Their last defeat came at home to Rangers on December 29th. Since then, they went on to win every game, bar one which was a draw with Livingston.
Obviously, winning the league is a great achievement, but Celtic wanted it more so they can try and win ten in a row. The current record stands at nine, which Celtic have now done twice and Rangers once.
Apart from the season finishing early, it was a great year for them. They scored 89 goals in 30 games, Rangers were second with 64 goals. They also only conceded 19 times, no team managed to concede fewer goals.
Now the 19/20 season is officially done, Celtic can look to next year and go for the big one, the tenth consecutive title.
German Bundesliga Re-Started
Over in Germany, the league has restarted. Bayern Munich are currently sitting top of the table four points clear of Borussia Dortmund. RB Leipzig were up there, but they were held to a 1-1 by Freiburg on Sunday.
Bayern Munich are priced at 1/5 with Paddy Power to win the Bundesliga, with Dortmund behind at 9/2. Leipzig have dropped behind now and are priced at 16/1.
The next set of fixtures are this weekend and with eight games left to go, a lot can happen!