Looking to get in on English Premier League betting? We have prepared a guide that will get you up to speed with the ins and outs of Premier League football. We’ll give you some useful EPL betting tips, explain how the league works and take a look at its history. Arm yourself with this knowledge and you’ll have a good base to start with Premier League betting right away. So, let’s get right into it!
EPL Betting Tips
Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and there are no two ways about it. And the English Premier League football is up there with the most popular leagues in the world. This means that every single stat regarding players, teams, and matches is widely available. This is something you should use to your advantage when you are planning your Premier League betting strategy.
Here are some of the EPL betting tips you should pay particular attention to. First off, you should take a look at the stats. See which team has a better track record playing on home ground and which one is better away. You should also pay special attention to the head-to-head scores between teams. These are usually reflected in the Premier League champions odds.
Next, you should check the teams’ motivation. A team that’s fighting to secure its place in the next round, or avoid relegation will be much more motivated to win. Especially compared to a team that has already secured their place in the next round.
Finally, pay attention to individual players. Check if any of the players is injured, suspended, or not on top of their game. If a player was recently signed, they might also be motivated to make a good impression and perform better.
How the Premier League Works
Now, getting into Premier League betting, without knowing how the league works, is like trying to read without knowing your ABC’s. So here’s a rundown of the league format.
The Premier League consists of 20 teams from England and Wales. During the season, which runs from August until May, there are 38 matches played in total. Each of the teams plays every other team both home and away. The matches are usually played on Saturdays and Sundays.
When a team wins, they get 3 points. If there’s a draw, both of the teams win one point. There are no points awarded for a loss. At the end of the season, the participating teams are ranked according to several criteria. Namely, these are the total number of points, the goal difference, and the total goals scored.
If the teams are tied for the position after all the ranking criteria are applied, they will occupy the same position. However, if they are tied for the championship or relegation, there is an additional deciding play-off match. The match is played at a neutral venue.
The three teams with the lowest number of points are relegated to the EFL Championship. On the other hand, the top two EFL Championship teams are immediately relegated to the Premier League. The final spot is decided by a play-off series which includes the clubs in the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth place.
Finally, the top four EPL teams get to compete in the UEFA Champions League.
Premier League – Where to Bet?
One of the most important questions when it comes to Premier League betting is – where can you actually bet? Since we are talking about one of the most popular leagues in the world, the answer is in any licensed sportsbook.
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The History of the English Premier League
Although the birthplace of modern-day football and despite its historical successes, England was seriously struggling with its football scene by the end of the 1980s. The clubs were faced with rampant hooliganism, which earned them a 5-year ban from European competitions in 1985.
At the same time, the Football League First Division, England’s top league since 1888, was lagging behind other European leagues. This was especially apparent when compared to Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A, which had higher revenue and attendance.
Things started looking up at the beginning of the 1990s. England managed to reach the semi-finals in the 1990 World Cup. Manchester United won the UEFA Winners’ Cup in 1991, the ban having, by then, expired. At the same time, there were concrete measures taken to increase safety standards and combat hooliganism.
Following numerous discussions involving players, football authorities and broadcasters, the Premier League was officially formed in 1992. All the clubs in the First Division were automatically re-signed to it and the first official season started on 15 August. The league initially had 22 clubs. In 1995, the number dropped to 20, when four clubs were relegated to the lower tier, and only two promoted.
Premier League Football Champions
The Premier League has long been dominated by the “Top Four” – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, and Liverpool. They are usually the teams with the lowest Premier League champions odds. However, the league has had its share of upsets and surprise winners.
In the table below, we have listed all the Premier League winners, since its inaugural season of 1992–93.
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