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The Premier League, often referred to as the English Premier League (EPL), is the top level of the English football league system. Contested by 20 clubs, it operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the English Football League (EFL). Seasons run from August to May with each team playing 38 matches. Most games are played on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The competition was formed as the FA Premier League on 20 February 1992 following the decision of clubs in the Football League First Division to break away from the Football League, founded in 1888, and take advantage of a lucrative television rights deal. The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, broadcast in 212 territories to 643 million homes and a potential TV audience of 4.7 billion people. Check out all of our football predictions and tips.
Many clubs have competed since the inception of the Premier League in 1992. Six of them have won the title since then: Manchester United (13), Chelsea (5), Manchester City (4), Arsenal (3), Blackburn Rovers (1), and Leicester City(1). The record of most points in a Premier League season is 100, set by Manchester City in 2017–18.
Moreover, the last season, Manchester City pip Liverpool to become first club to retain the title in a decade. Manchester City became the first team to successfully defend the Premier League title for 10 years, but were pushed all the way by Liverpool in one of the most thrilling title races in the competition’s history. Pep Guardiola’s side claimed the Trophy with 98 points, just two fewer than the historic 100 they earned in 2017/18.
The 2018–19 Premier League was the 27th season of the Premier League, the top English professional league for association football clubs, since its establishment in 1992. The season started on 10 August 2018 and concluded on 12 May 2019. Defending champions Manchester City won their fourth Premier League title, and sixth English top-flight title overall. They won their last 14 league games and retained the league title on the final day of the season, finishing on 98 points. Liverpool finished runners-up with 97 points – the highest total in English top-flight history for a second-placed team. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur claimed the other two Champions League berths, finishing in third and fourth place respectively. Tottenham were in third place for much of the season and were considered potential title challengers until a 1–2 loss to Burnley in February. Chelsea would go on to win the season’s UEFA Europa League, defeating Arsenal in the final 4–1.
The 2019–20 Premier League will be the 28th season of the Premier League. Manchester City are the defending champions for the second successive year, after picking up a treble the previous season.
It will be the first Premier League season to have a mid-season break in February where five of a normal round of ten games will be played on a weekend and the remaining five the following weekend.
Even though the dust has barely settled from the 2018/19 Premier League Season, where Manchester City lived up to everyone’s expectations by becoming the current champion after a 4 – 1 win against Brighton on May 12, 2019, pundits are already airing their opinion as to which team will likely win the 2019/2020 Premier League Championship. Even though it makes sense to leave off predictions till August, pundits are putting odds at 8/11 on Man City delivering a Premier League hat trick next season. If they manage to do this, they will join club-next-door Manchester United as the only clubs in the EPL to achieve this feat.
Manchester United has done this twice though. That said, it is important to point out that while we should not dismiss this possibility out of hand, key players such as Vincent Kompany will not be with Man City next season, although how this will affect the fortunes of the club is yet to be determined.
The first EPL match of the 2019/2020 season will consist of Liverpool vs Norwich City with a prediction of HOME 2-1. To receive all news and information of English Premier league, check their website here.