The English Premier League Today
The English Premier League (EPL) is a professional football league for English clubs as well as for some clubs in Wales. The first major league in England.
Its season is held from Autumn to Spring. 20 teams play against each other twice, once at home and once away.
Each team plays 38 games. Clubs that take the first to fourth places in the Premier League table go to the Champions League, fifth place guarantees a ticket to the Europa League, and the teams, located in the 18-20th places, are relegated to the Championship, or the second tier of English soccer.
The History of the League's Creation
The Premier League was founded on February 20, 1992, after The First Division clubs decided to withdraw from the Football League in order to obtain greater financial benefits, primarily by increasing profits from the sale of TV rights.
In the history of the Premier League results, 45 clubs have played in it, but only seven of them have won the league title. They are Liverpool (19 times), Manchester United (13 times), Chelsea (5 times), Manchester City (4 times), Arsenal (3 times), Blackburn Rovers (1 time) and Leicester (1 times).
In the modern history of the EPL, there are two time periods: from 2003 to 2009 and from 2009 to the present. Each of these periods has been given an unofficial name.
"The Big Four" (2003-2009)
With the exception of Blackburn's victory in the 1994/95 season until 2012, only three clubs have won premier league titles: Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
- Manchester United have not finished below third place since the founding of the Premier League until 2014.
- Chelsea did not fall below fourth place from 2003 to 2011.
- Arsenal have only finished the season below fifth place two times.
- Liverpool did not finish a season below fifth place from 1999 to 2009, although they finally won the most recent Premier League title in 2019-20.
These four clubs, which were successful in the 1990s and 2000s, became known as the Big Four.
"The Big Six" (2009 - present)
In recent years, the configuration of the "Big Four" clubs has been changed by the addition of the teams Manchester City and Tottenham, claiming the title and getting into the Champions League. Thus creating the 'Big Six'.
Why betting on the EPL is popular
Among all European football championships, the English Premier League has a special place in the hearts of soccer fans and sports betting enthusiasts, because England is the birthplace of football, it has a special spirit of the game and an extraordinary atmosphere in the stadiums.
Betting on the EPL accumulates a huge percentage of all bets on football.
The huge interest in betting on the English Championship is also due to the fact that it is extremely difficult to predict the correct outcome of the game.
Despite the fact that the "Big Six" significantly surpasses the rest of the teams in the league, strong underdogs in almost every game give the favorites proper competition.
Odds of the favorites winning in the English Premier League fixtures are usually higher than in other top leagues, because there are no easy games in the EPL.
Each outsider can take points from any team from the top six, so the probability of passing the event with a high odds is quite high. That's why many betters love the English Premier League.
Most legal American sportsbooks accept bets on English Premier League games. You can bet on any outcome - from the traditional definition of the winner of the match to the time interval in which the first substitution in the game will be made.
The page above provides all the information you need to bet on the English Premier League: the standings, the Premier League schedule of games and the best odds for the upcoming championship matches.
Free predictions from Legalbet experts and handicappers are also available to everyone. On the page of each match are the current line-ups of the teams, previous Premier League results and statistics from past games and more.