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: FA Cup Final Preview
The premier league season has come to a close and like every year there is just one more match to go. We reach the final of the oldest cup competition of all time and the finalists are two Premier League heavyweights with plenty of history. Both Manchester United and Chelsea have 19 FA Cups between them and the final on May 20 should be an epic showdown at Wembley.
Both teams have enjoyed success at Wembley in recent years with both of them lifting the FA Cup in 2012 and 2016 respectively. If Manchester United are victorious on Saturday they will equal the record with Arsenal’s 13 FA Cups.
- Round: FA Cup Final
- Starts: Sunday 20th May, 2018
- No. of Games: 10
- Round Highlight: Chelsea v Manchester United
- Round Tip: Chelsea to lift the cup @ $1.91 – 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!