The Premier League is the first division of the English Football Championship, and is considered to be one of the best domestic football competitions in the world. Legendary teams (Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City) made up of world-class players (Paul Pogba, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero) coached by some of the best managers in the football (Guardiola, Klopp, Pochettino) compete for the title of Premier League Champions every year, so you can bet that your PL forecasts will be filled with excitement. No wonder the Premier League is a favourite of bettors from around the globe - the thrills are endless!
As for the format of the league, 20 of the best teams in England go head-to-head across 380 games - with each side playing each other twice. The team that finishes at the top of the table at the end of the season takes home the title, while the Top 4 finishers receive automatic qualification for the Champions League. Behind them, the two sides that finish in fifth and sixth qualify for the Europa League, while the bottom three finishers are relegated to the Championship (EFL Second Division). All in all, there’s a lot at stake each season - which is perhaps why this league is so popular amongst sports bettors.
How could we not also mention the legendary teams that take part in the Premier League year after year. Whether it’s the world-renowned Manchester United, their rivals Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, the three London sides of Arsenal Chelsea and Tottenham, or even sides like Everton and Leicester, the competition amongst sides dreaming of the PL title is intense and passionate. If you are a fan of sports betting, quality football and fantastic atmospheres, then the Premier League is the competition for you!
What you need to know before betting on the Premier League is that the competition is simply one of the most spectacular in the world. Known for it’s attacking football and big-name stars, the 2018/19 Premier League season saw a continuation of it’s recent statistical trend - with over 1,000 goals scored per season it averages at one of the highest-scoring competitions in Europe. Whichever Premier League game you choose to bet on, you can expect goals.
This we can confirm with the goal averages scored in recent seasons. With an average of 2.80 goals per game scored in the Premier League last season, the Premier League is indeed one of the most prolific competitions in the world of football. By constantly reinforcing their offensive lines, the English sides develop in attacking quality year-upon-year. It might be a good idea to look towards bets like ‘Over 2.5’ goals for your 2019/20 Premier League predictions. A striking example to consider is that the last year’s top five finished the 2018/19 season with an average of 77.4 goals scored across 38 match days. The icing on the cake: champions Manchester City found the back of the net 95 times, runners-up Liverpool 89 times. Interesting, no?
Next, don’t hesitate to bet on the Premier League top scorers. We know that some of the best strikers on the planet take part in this league every year, and can reach staggering totals by the end of each season. At the end of last season eight players reached the 15-goal mark, while a whopping thirty-two players found the back of the net 10 times. For your 2019/20 Premier League predictions, you can also turn to this market when betting, as the same players will logically be amongst the ranks in the upcoming season.
Finally, you should also favour the home team when predicting Premier League results. We know that 47.6% of all games resulted in a win for the home side last season, as opposed to 33.6% of games that saw the success of the visitors. The importance of the home advantage is thus obvious, and the fervour and influence of a home crowd is a key factor to consider when betting on English football. If you’re considering the 1X2 market, then you know what to do.
Manchester City defended their title to be crowned 2018/19 Premier League Champions, and will expected by many to make it three-in-a-row in the upcoming season. Although competition is expected to be fierce - particularly from heavyweight sides such as Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal - Kevin de Bruyne & co. seem to have all of the qualities to retain their title in 2020. The transfer window will no doubt impact the prospects of each team, but Pep Guardiola’s City are certainly a team to follow.
Winner: Manchester City completed their domestic treble by winning their sixth Premier League title, beating second-place Liverpool by just one-point.
European Football: Manchester City will be joined by second-place Liverpool, third-place Chelsea and fourth-place Tottenham in the Champions League next season. Fifth-place Arsenal and sixth-place Manchester United qualified for next season’s edition of the Europa League.
Relegated: Cardiff, Fulham and Huddersfield finished in the bottom three, and were relegated to the Championship for the 2019-20 season.
Promoted: Norwich and Sheffield United received automatic promotion from the Championship for next season, while Aston Villa won the Championship Playoffs to achieve promotion.