The English Premier League, commonly known as the Barclays Premiership is massively popular with football bettors. The appeal is due to the excitement of the game and the top footballers than play in it. 20 teams play in the league, each playing 38 games per season. Over the season there are a total of 380 games, so lots of opportunities for betting.
The Premier League formed in 1992 to take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal and compete with top teams across Europe. Since then it has become the most-watched sports league in the world. There were originally 22 clubs, but due to FIFA requests to reduce the number of games played in each domestic league, the number of clubs was reduced to 20 in 1995.
Out of the 43 clubs that have played in the Premiership, only four have won the title. These are Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn being the only side outside the so called “big four” teams that have managed title success.
Out of all the teams, Manchester United have had the most success in the league, with 11 titles up to the 2009/2010 season. Arsenal have won it 3 times and Chelsea, 2. Blackburn have a single title from the 1994/1995 season.
There are many records in the premiership, but here are some of the most notable.
Arsenal are the only team in the league to go a whole season without losing a single game. This was in the 2003/2004 season, and in all the team went 49 games without losing any matches.
In the 2004/2005 season Chelsea set the record for the highest points total ever in the premier league of 95. Also in this season they set a record of 25 clean sheets.
The first goal of the league was scored by Sheffield United’s Brian Deane against Manchester Untied.
Alan Shearer holds the overall top scorer title of 260 goals during his playing career.
Due to their dominance in the league, 4 teams in the Premiership have been labelled the “big four”. These are Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal. Liverpool being the only one of the big four, not to win a single title. Because of the financial benefits these teams receive for doing well, it has distanced them from the rest of the league.
If you want to make a premier league bet, then there are so many options for you. You can make premier league bets on countless markets over the 380 game season. The most popular bets of course are match outrights or 1 X 2 betting, where you bet on either team to win or a draw. Other popular bets are anytime goalscorer, first goalscorer and correct score bets.
The other popular markets are the season long bets, where you can bet on who will win the league, who will be the top scorer and who will be relegated, to name a few.
This season’s current Premiership table standings.
If you are going to place bets on the premiership and are serious about winning money, then the best thing you can do is to keep up to date with stats and results and try and predicts outcomes from them. Take into account team form and rivalries between teams in close proximity. Also consider placing premier league bets by different means. Football spread betting has become popular recently and it can be a great way to make more profit.