If you are new to betting on European football then you should know that the English Premier League is the highest level of Football in England. It’s also one of the most viewed leagues across the world. This means that they have the highest level on competition in the world, creating very intense matchups each week. The high level of play in this league provides a great market for football bettors and sports fans alike. Our comprehensive guide to betting on The Premier League will help you successfully, enjoyably, and profitably place bets on the top teams in english football.
The Premier League, or English Premier League (EPL) is comprised of 20 of the best professional teams in the world. Each team plays one another twice throughout the course of an entire season (August – May). They play once at home, and once away, providing equal opportunity for the 12 man advantage playing at home.
The season is 38 games long, and whoever has the most points at the end is the champion. Along with the top qualifier, the teams who finished in second and third qualify for the Champions League next season. The fourth place finisher gets the opportunity to compete in Champions League Qualification Competition. The team finishing in fifth place after the Premier League season will earn a spot in the second continental club competition. Teams finishing in sixth and seventh place also have the opportunity of qualifying for next season’s Europa League. Their destiny is dependent on domestic and continental cup success though. During the year teams have the opportunity in competing for the FA Cup and the League Cup. The winners of each are guaranteed spots in the upcoming Europa League. In this case their Europa League Spots are handed down to the next highest finishing team who has not already qualified for the Europa League.
Teams in 18th-20th, place after the Premier League season will be relegated to the second tier of English Football. They are replaced by teams finishing 1st and 2nd in The Championship the winner of the play-offs for that league.
The Premier League was established in 1992 after clubs left the English First Division. This created the fourth professional football league in England. After some time the top league for the most talented players became the Premier League. The second division became Football League Division One. The third Football League Division two. Finally, the fourth Football league Division three.
With varying sponsorships came different titles throughout the existence of the Premier League. It initially was called the FA Premier League, then the FA Carling Premiership, and then Barclays Premier League. Finally it has been deemed the Premier league since the 16/17 season.
The league started with 24 teams. Now there are 20 teams. Only six different teams have ever won the championship. (Manchester United – 13) (Chelsea – 4) (Arsenal – 3) (Manchester City -2) (Leicester City – 1) (Blackburn Rovers – 1)
Premier League odds and bookmaker offerings are similar to most other football betting markets. Understanding them can help maximize profits and long term success. Bookmakers cover a wide variety of outcomes across the Premier League, ranging from outright bets, title winners, futures, props, top four finishers, and even asian handicaps. The standard odd types of Match Result, Asian Handicap, and Goal Total Over/Under are available for each match.