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Fixtures 2024/25 - our opening day numbers

Tue 18 June 2024, 12:00|Tottenham Hotspur

Following this morning's reveal of our 2024/25 Premier League fixtures, here's a look at the numbers surrounding our opening days of Premier League campaigns.

This morning (Tuesday 18 June), it was confirmed that we shall travel to take on Leicester City in our first outing of the 2024/25 season, making the trip to face the newly-promoted Foxes on Monday 19 August (kick-off 8pm UK).

That match will be the seventh time we have taken on a newly-promoted side on the opening day of a Premier League season - no other side in the competition's history has done so on more occasions. The other times we have done so were in 1993/94 (Newcastle United), 2000/01 (Ipswich Town), 2007/08 (Sunderland), 2013/14 (Crystal Palace), 2017/18 (Newcastle United) and 2019/20 (Aston Villa).

Of those matches, four came away from home with us winning three of them (away to Newcastle in both 1993/94 and 2017/18 as well as at Crystal Palace in 2013/14). We fell 1-0 at Sunderland in 2007/08. The two which came at home, Ipswich Town's trip in 2000/01 and Aston Villa's in 2019/20, we ran out 3-1 winners on both occasions.

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The last time we kicked-off a campaign on a Monday night came 13 years ago as we travelled to face Manchester United at Old Trafford. We fell 3-0 in the north west that night.

In terms of our overall opening day record in the Premier League, to date we have played 32 such fixtures having been ever-present in the top flight since the competition's rebrand in 1992.

Of those matches, we have seen a mixed bag of results with 13 wins, nine draws and 10 defeats so far. Although, despite those results, it is worth noting that we are currently on a run of eight such games without a defeat - our last opening day defeat coming back in August, 2015, when we fell 1-0 to Manchester United at Old Trafford.

You would have to go back to August, 2007, for our last home defeat in an opening day match - that being the aforementioned 1-0 defeat at Sunderland. In fact, that game is the only time we have suffered a defeat in an opening day game when it has come at home in the Premier League. We have enjoyed five wins and four draws in our other nine such games.

Away from home we have seen a much more mixed bag of results with eight wins, five draws and nine defeats in 22 matches.

Our trip to Leicester City in our first game of the 2024/25 season will be the 23rd time in 33 seasons (69 per cent) that we have started the campaign away from home.

Leicester will be the 19th different side we have faced on the opening day of a league season since 1992 with us having also played Southampton, Newcastle United, Sheffield Wednesday, Manchester City, Blackburn Rovers, Manchester United, Wimbledon, West Ham United, Ipswich Town, Aston Villa, Everton, Birmingham City, Liverpool, Portsmouth, Bolton Wanderers, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Brentford.

We have faced Newcastle most frequently when it comes to opening days of a season having played the Magpies four times to kick-start a campaign (1993/94, 2012/13, 2017/18 and 2018/19). We have also faced Man City, Man United, Everton (all three times), Southampton, West Ham, Villa and Liverpool (all twice) multiple times in season openers.