2018-19 Summer and Winter League Calendar


2018 Summer Leagues

01. Brazil Série A

Série A has no recognisable mid-season interval, but for the sake of the HDAFU tables, the break is at the mid-point of the season.

Start Date: 14th April, 2018

1st Half Ends: 21st August, 2018 (Round 19)

2nd Half Starts: 22nd August, 2018 (Round 20)

Finish Date: 2nd December, 2018

02. Finland Veikkausliiga

Although the Veikkausliiga has no recognisable interval, for the sake of the HDAFU tables, the break is between the 16th and 17th round of matches.

Start Date: 7th April, 2018

1st Half Ends: 29th June, 2018 (Round 16)

2nd Half Starts: 30th June, 2018 (Round 17)

Finish Date: 27th October, 2018

03. Iceland Úrvalsdeild

Although the Úrvalsdeild has no regular interval, for the sake of the HDAFU tables, it is between the 10th and 11th round of matches.

Start Date: 27th April, 2018

1st Half Ends: 2nd July, 2018 (Round 10)

2nd Half Starts: 5th July, 2018 (Round 11)

Finish Date: 29th September, 2018

04. Ireland Premier Division

For the sake of our first and second half season splits, the Irish Premier Division breaks after Round 18 matches.

Start Date: 16th February, 2018

1st Half Ends: 19th May, 2018 (Round 18)

2nd Half Starts: 21st May, 2018 (Round 19)

Finish Date: 26th October, 2018

05. Japan J-League

The J-league has no recognisable interval, but for the sake of the HDAFU tables, the break is at the mid-point in the season.

Start Date: 23rd February, 2018

1st Half Ends: 22nd July, 2018 (Round 17)

2nd Half Starts: 27th July, 2018 (Round 18)

Finish Date: 1st December, 2018

06. Norway Tippeligaen

The Tippeligaen mid-season break varies from year to year and has been between two and four weeks during the last five seasons.

Start Date: 11th March, 2018

1st Half Ends: 11th June, 2018 (Round 13)

2nd Half Starts: 23rd June, 2018 (Round 14)

Finish Date: 24th November, 2018

07. South Korea K-league 1

The K-league has no recognisable interval, but for the sake of the HDAFU tables, the break is at the mid-point of the regular season.

Start Date: 1st March, 2018

1st Half Ends: 11th July, 2018 (Round 16)

2nd Half Starts: 14th July, 2018 (Round 17)

Finish Date: 20th October, 2018

08. Sweden Allsvenskan

The Allsvenskan usually breaks for around four weeks towards the end of May or the beginning of June each year, but there is a longer break during 2018 due to the World Cup.

Start Date: 1st April, 2018

1st Half Ends: 27th May, 2018

2nd Half Starts: 3rd July, 2018

Finish Date: 11th November, 2018

09. U.S.A. Major League Soccer

The M.L.S. has no recognisable interval, but for the sake of the HDAFU tables, the break is at the mid-point in the season.

Start Date: 3rd March, 2018

1st Half Ends: 2nd July, 2018 (Round 17)

2nd Half Starts: 4th July, 2018 (Round 18)

Finish Date: 28th October, 2018


Last Update: 24 June 2018

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10 Responses to “2018-19 Summer and Winter League Calendar”

  1. jo
    29 June 2018 at 12:03 pm #

    I’m confused, the last match in Allsvenskan was played on the 27th of May, but you say it has no break during the World Cup, although the next match will be played on the 3rd of July. Japan J league also has a break since 20th of May, the next round will be played on the 18th of July.

    • Right Winger
      29 June 2018 at 2:34 pm #

      Hi Jo,

      Yes, the WC has interrupted a few schedules. From the Japan perspective, all of its analyses for the HDAFU tables split perfectly in half – the first 17 rounds followed by the next. The WC has created a ‘false’ break – what effect this is likely to be is anyone’s guess. But to be technically following the HDAFU tables’ model, I suggest using the half/half season break per the dates above.

      I have changed the dates for Sweden and thanks for making me think again on that one.

      • jo
        1 July 2018 at 12:29 pm #

        Hi Right Winger,

        ok understood. According to this article 2nd half of Finish Veikkausliga started on the 30th of June (round 17) but there were some teams with just 15 matches played and these teams played against teams with 16 or even 17 matches played. How to maneuver this the next time?

  2. Simon
    4 May 2018 at 9:13 pm #

    Hi,

    With the new format in the Ireland premier league this season, is the end of the 1st half of the season to be treated as the end of round 16 as stated in this article? Or would it be the end of round 18, which is exactly half of this season? Want to make sure I switch to the second half system at the right time.

    Thanks.

    • Right Winger
      5 May 2018 at 12:53 am #

      Hi Simon,

      I will update the article over the weekend with the various Summer League dates now that most of them are known.

      You are right – end of Round 18 (19th May) signals the close of the first half of the season in Ireland.

      Second half of season systems in Ireland should begin with the round of matches commencing on 21st May.

      Thanks for taking the trouble to write.

  3. Semnomic
    9 September 2017 at 9:21 pm #

    Hi, i read all your stuff but never posted.

    Im making something that looks at the “book” and finds pricing errors.

    I can not think of a logical way to price matches between “NEW” teams (ones that have just been promoted) and existing teams.

    It is very hard to get anything making much sense pricewise with so few games played in most of the leagues.

    Got any tips on how to deal with NEW teams in Imature leagues ? ANything you have ever wrote on this would be very helpfull – I cant find anything on this subject.

    • Right Winger
      10 September 2017 at 12:48 pm #

      Hi Semnomic,

      Thanks for your comment.

      We have written in the past about the issue of calculating odds for league newcomers and agree it is an unreliable science.

      Better to concentrate on teams with longer track records in the leagues you are looking at.

      I hope this helps in some small way.

      • Semnomic
        11 September 2017 at 8:08 pm #

        Thanks for link – What I’m looking at is using history from newcomers LAST season, applying a sort of weighting to it and combining it back into current season. So although the HDA numbers + total goals etc are high for last season they get diluted yet give some credit. As the season progresses I dilute less and less until about 50% of way through season where NO old data is used…

  4. Daniel
    11 August 2017 at 11:17 am #

    Hi Right Winger,

    will you update this article with the dates now that the schedules are out? Thanks, and keep up the good work!

    • Right Winger
      23 August 2017 at 4:08 pm #

      Hi Daniel,

      Your wish is my command!

      Everything duly updated – still a few gaps in the Winter League programme (Greece and a few end-of-season uncertainties), but this calendar article will continue to be amended as soon as dates become fixed…

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