The English Premier League Ladder shows fans of the game and punters the current season standings of the 20 clubs in the Premier League competition in order from first to last based on points. The more competition points an EPL football club has accrued the higher up the EPL table they sit and the closer they are to being crowned that season’s Champions.
Unlike in Australia’s premier soccer competition, the Hyundai A-League, the English Premier League season does not consist of a finals series and there is no Finals Series or Grand Final to be played.
Instead the season winners are simply determined by which of the EPL teams is top of the table at the end of the 38 weeks of regular play, and can be known before all games are completed. Ladder positions are more crucial than ever then when it comes to the EPL scores and standings.
Teams receive three points for an EPL match win and one point for a draw, which is far more common in soccer than in other footy codes like Rugby League or Rugby Union. If clubs are tied on EPL points for wins and draws, they are differentiated on the ladder by goals for and against.
There are plenty of exciting EPL betting markets on where teams will finish-up on the ladder and Ladbrokes offer futures odds on the EPL championship each season.
2020/21 Premier League Table
|Pos||Team||Pld||W||D||L||GF||GA||GD||Pts||Qualification or relegation|
|1||Everton||4||4||0||0||12||5||+7||12||Qualification for the Champions League group stage|
|5||Liverpool||4||3||0||1||11||11||0||9||Qualification for the Europa League group stage|
|10||West Ham United||4||2||0||2||8||4||+4||6|
|15||Brighton & Hove Albion||4||1||0||3||8||10||−2||3|
|17||West Bromwich Albion||4||0||1||3||5||13||−8||1|
|18||Burnley||3||0||0||3||3||8||−5||0||Relegation to the EFL Championship|
*2020/21 EPL table correct as of end of Week 4. Source: Premier League
Positions 1 – 4 gain Qualification for the Champions League Group Stage
Position 5 gains Qualification for the Europa League Group Stage
Positions 18 – 20 are Relegated to the EFL Championship