The English Premier League (EPL) is a professional-soccer (football) competition that takes place as England’s top flight football season and is popular with sports fans and punters right around the globe with the highest worldwide audience of any league.
There are 20 Premier League clubs in the competition every season, which runs from August to May each year. The teams are confirmed by the EPL Ladder rankings from the past season, as well as those from England’s second-tier competition the Football League Championship.
EPL Betting: Week 23 Preview
It’s Matchweek 23 of the English Premier League and the highlight of the round is the Liverpool vs United clash taking place at Anfield in the early hours of Monday morning (AUST time).
Liverpool are clear leaders on the League table with 20 wins and one draw from 21 played for the season, five wins clear of the second-ranked Manchester City. It was Man United who they dropped points against earlier in the season, and they get the chance to atone for that October draw when the two clash again here.
Man City, coming off a confidence-boosting 6 – 1 win over Aston Villa, can retain their second ranking when they host Crystal Palace at Etihad where they have dropped points just three times in their last 11 played at the stadium.
One of the in-form Premier League teams, Southhampton have worked their way up to 12th equal on competition points with Everton (11th) and Arsenal (10th). The Saints have beaten Chelsea, Tottenham and Leicester as part of their four wins from their past five played with the other match resulting in a draw. They host a struggling Wolves outfit who are looking to return to their earlier season form having taken just one point since the New Year.
- Week: 23
- Starts: Saturday January 18, 2020
- Ends: Monday January 20, 2020
- No. of Games: 10
- Round Highlight: Liverpool vs Manchester United
- Tip: Liverpool to Win and Under 3.5 Goals @ $2.15 – BET NOW
2019/20 EPL SEASON
- Season: 28th
- Dates: August 9, 2019 – May 17, 2020
- Defending Premier League Champions: Manchester City (2018/19)
- Premier League Title Favourites: Manchester City
The 2019/20 EPL season is the 28th season of the Premier League competition.
The season kicked off on August 9, 2019 and the 2019/20 EPL Fixtures continue through until May 17, 2020.
The promoted EPL clubs from the EFL Championship are Aston Villa, Norwich and Sheffield United.
The defending Premier League champions are Manchester City who secured their sixth EPL title in the 2018/19 season.
The 2019/20 Premier League Teams:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Aston Villa
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Sheffield United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ham United
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
Leicester City historically became EPL champions for their 2015/16 season win. Photo Credit: Getty Images.
The three teams ranked lowest on the Premier League table are relegated into the Football League Championship at the end of the season, while the top two clubs from the Championship along with the winner of the Championship Playoffs between the third – sixth ranked clubs are promoted in their place to the EPL for the next season.
The EPL season consists of a total of 380 matches each season, each Premier League team playing 38 games throughout as they vie for the coveted title awarded to the club that sits top of the table at the end of the 38 weeks of play. Each club plays the other teams in the League twice, getting home stadium advantage once and playing an away game once, with each win worth three points and a single point awarded for a draw.
As the most-watched football league in the world, the Premier League is hugely popular in Australia and there are plenty of EPL betting markets open at Ladbrokes every season including head-to-head markets each and every round as well as futures odds on offer for each team to be crowned champions. Manchester United boast the most number of titles with 13, while the 2015-16 EPL Champions Leicester City scored their first title in their history after starting the season as $5000 outsiders!