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: Round 23 Preview
Arsenal fell to the Hammers 1-0 last week to provide some further breathing space for fourth-placed Chelsea. It’s only fitting the two meet at the Emirates this week, and as the market suggests, it’s pretty tough to find a winner. It’s also a big week for Liverpool who face Crystal Palace at Anfield. Can the Eagles bounce back from their loss to Watford last week and pull off an upset?
2018/19 EPL SEASON
- Season: 26th
- Dates: August 11, 2018 – May 13, 2019
- Defending Premier League Champions: Manchester City (2017/18)
- Premier League Title Favourites: Manchester City
The 2018/19 EPL season is the 26th season of the Premier League competition.
The season kicked off on August 11, 2018 and the 2018/19 EPL Fixtures continue through until May 13, 2019.
The promoted EPL clubs from the 2017/18 EFL Championship are: Cardiff City, Fulham and Wolverhampton Wanderers.
The defending Premier League champions are Manchester City who secured their fifth EPL title in the 2017/18 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 2018/19 Premier League Teams:
- AFC Bournemouth
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Cardiff City
- Crystal Palace
- Leicester City
- Manchester City
- Manchester United
- Newcastle United
- Tottenham Hotspur
- West Ham United
- Wolverhampton Wanderers
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!