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2017-18 Summer and Winter League Calendar


Whilst some leagues have still not confirmed their schedules for 2017-18*, here is our guide to the start/finish dates and mid-season breaks of all leagues represented in our HDAFU Table portfolio.

*Updates will be performed when information becomes available.

We begin with the more popular Winter Leagues; the Summer Leagues are detailed on Page 2.

2017-18 Winter Leagues

01. Australia A-League

As the A-League has no recognisable mid-season break, and the programme is so short (currently 135 matches per season), just the Whole Season Analysis is offered (single HDAFU table only).

Start Date: Typically the first or second week in October

Finish Date: Variable – The last five seasons have all differed – anywhere between the last week in March to the last week in April.

02. Austria Bundsliga

The Austrian Bundesliga has an official winter break every season (approximately six weeks) beginning in mid-December.

Start Date: 22nd July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 16th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 3rd February, 2018

Finish Date: 20th May, 2018

03. Belgium Jupiler League

The Jupiler League has a three/four week break beginning after the last round of matches in December each year.

The second half of the season is shorter than the first and for the sake of the HDAFU tables, finishes with the last round of matches before the league splits into Championship* and Europa League Play-off* groups.

(*These latter matches are not included in our analyses and should not form part of any HDAFU portfolio strategy).

Start Date: 28th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: Last week of December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 18th January, 2018

Finish Date: 9th March, 2018

04. Croatia 1. HNL

The Croatian 1. HNL has an official winter break every season (approximately seven/eight weeks) beginning in mid-December.

Start Date: 14th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 16th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 10th February, 2018

Finish Date: 19th May, 2018

05. Czech Republic 1. Liga

The Czech 1. Liga has an official winter break every season (approximately seven/eight weeks) beginning during the first week of December.

Start Date: 28th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 1st December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 16th February, 2018

Finish Date: 25th May, 2018

06. Denmark Superligaen

The Superligaen has a seven/eight week break beginning after the last round of matches in December each year.

The second half of the season splits into a Championship Group, a Relegation Group* and includes Europa League play-off games*.

(*The Relegation Group and Europa League play-off games are not included in our analyses and should not form part of any HDAFU portfolio strategy).

Start Date: 14th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 9th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 10th February, 2018

Finish Date: Late May, 2018

07. England Premier League

The Premier League has no mid-season or winter break, but the season breaks naturally at the end of the calendar year.

Start Date: 11th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: 30th December, 2017 (Round 19)

2nd Half Starts: 1st January, 2018 (Round 20)

Finish Date: 13th May, 2018

08. France Ligue 1

Ligue 1 breaks for around three weeks just before Christmas each year.

Start Date: 4th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: 20th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 13th January, 2018

Finish Date: 19th May, 2018

09. France Ligue 2

Ligue 2 breaks for around four weeks just before Christmas each year.

Start Date: 28th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 15th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 12th January, 2018

Finish Date: 11th May, 2018

10. Germany Bundesliga

The Bundesliga has a break of four/five weeks each year beginning in mid-December.

Start Date: 18th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: 16th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 20th January, 2018

Finish Date: 12th May, 2018

11. Greece Super League

The Super League has a break of around three weeks usually beginning during the third week of December.

Start Date: Second/Third week of August, 2017

1st Half Ends: Third week of December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: First week of January, 2018

Finish Date: Variable – The last five seasons have all differed – anywhere between mid-April and the second week in May.

12. Italy Serie A

Serie A has a break of around two weeks beginning after the last round of games immediately before Christmas, with the re-start during the first or second week of January each year.

Start Date: 19th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: around 23rd December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: around 6th January, 2018

Finish Date: 20th May, 2018

13. Netherlands Eredivisie

The Eredivisie has a four week break beginning after the last round of games immediately before Christmas.

Start Date: 11th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: 24th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 19th January, 2018

Finish Date: 6th May, 2018

14. Poland Ekstraklasa

The Ekstraklasa has a seven/eight week break beginning after the last round of matches in mid-December each year.

The second half of the season splits into a Championship and Relegation Group, and all matches are included in our analyses for inclusion in any strategy.

Start Date: 14th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: around 15th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 9th February, 2018

Finish Date: end of May/beginning of June, 2018

15. Portugal Primeira Liga

The Primeira Liga has a two week break beginning after the last round of matches immediately before Christmas each year.

Start Date: around Second/Third week of August, 2017

1st Half Ends: around 22nd December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: First/Second week of January, 2018

Finish Date: Variable – The last five seasons have all differed – anywhere between the second and fourth week in May.

16. Russia Premier League

The Russian Premier League needs an extended break to cope with the winter weather. The break usually begins in mid-December, with the re-start not until early March each year.

Start Date: 15th July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 10th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 4th March, 2018

Finish Date: 13th May, 2018

17. Scotland Premiership

The Premiership breaks for around three weeks each season after the last round of matches in the calendar year.

Start Date: 5th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: 30th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 24th January, 2018

Finish Date: Variable – The last five seasons have all differed – anywhere between the second and fourth week in May.

18. Spain La Liga Primera

La Liga Primera has a break of up to two weeks after the games immediately before Christmas.

Start Date: 11th August, 2017

1st Half Ends: With the round of matches immediately before Christmas (Round 16 or 17).

2nd Half Starts: With the round of matches immediately after Christmas.

Finish Date: 13th May, 2018

19. Switzerland Super League

The Super League breaks for six/seven weeks in mid-December each year.

Start Date: 22nd July, 2017

1st Half Ends: 15th December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: 2nd February, 2018

Finish Date: 18th May, 2018

20. Turkey Süper Lig

The Süper Lig breaks for around two weeks at the end of each calendar year.

Start Date: Second/Third week of August, 2017

1st Half Ends: Last week of December, 2017

2nd Half Starts: Second/Third week of January, 2018

Finish Date: Variable – The last five seasons have all differed – anywhere between the third week in May and the first week in June.


Last Update: 8 July 2017

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