Fixture difficulty matrix: Scottish Premiership, 2020/21
As usual, I’ve taken the newly-released fixtures and combined them with an aggregation of leading bookmakers’ odds (from OddsChecker) to visualise where each club’s tough and easy matches appear to be next season. Each row in the matrix below lists a club’s league matches in chronological order, colour-coded based on how difficult they appear to be and the clubs themselves are sorted and numbered by where the odds imply they’ll finish in the table.
I’ve coloured the three strongest-looking clubs (based purely on the odds) in red and the three weakest-looking in blue, but you can use the numbers down the side to identify which fixtures are which. Bold numbers denote home matches, as home advantage is a factor when assessing fixture difficulty.
Note: some of the fixtures originally scheduled for the last week of October have been postponed, but for the sake of neatness (and without a new date yet confirmed) I’ve kept them where they are for now.