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 31 Preview
The Premier League is now in its final 8 matchweeks and round 31 has come quickly upon us! Due to Many teams that have played FA Cup games and consequently have gone deep into the competition this weekend we only have 4 premier league fixtures.
All being on Saturday night/early Sunday morning we have Liverpool being the only top club playing against Watford in whta is a fairly lacklustre weekend of premier league action.
The reds from the north will definitely be looking to get back to winning ways following their loss to United last weekend which all of a sudden fins themselves only 4 points clear of Chelsea in fifth.
- Round: 31
- Starts: Saturday 18 March, 2018
- Ends: Sunday 19th March, 2018
- No. of Games: 4
- Round Highlight: Liverpool vs Watford
- Round Tip: Everton to win @ $3.00 – BET NOW
2017/18 EPL SEASON
- Season: 26th
- Dates: August 11, 2017 – May 13, 2018
- Defending Premier League Champions: Chelsea (2016/17)
- Premier League Title Favourites: Manchester City
The 2017/18 EPL soccer season is the 26th season of the Premier League competition.
The season kicked off on August 11, 2017 and the 2017/18 EPL Fixtures continue through until May 13, 2018.
The promoted EPL clubs from the 2016/17 EFL Championship are: Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion and Huddersfield Town.
The defending Premier League champions are Chelsea who secured their fifth EPL title in the 2016/17 season, but it is Manchester City dominating mid-season EPL title betting, the tournament’s most successful football club looking for an incredible 14th Championship.
The 2017/18 Premier League Teams:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Crystal Palace
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Stoke City
- Swansea City
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Bromwich Albion
- West Ham United
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!