The Premier League has already confirmed their key dates for the 2023-24 season with the official start date set as Saturday, August 12, 2023. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the English top-flight league.
Man City Can Rewrite History
European football is all about creating history and champions Man City stand beside Huddersfield (1923-1926), Arsenal (1932-1935), Liverpool (1981-1984), and Manchester United (1998-2001 and 2006-2009) as title winners in three consecutive seasons.
Pep Guardiola has already done so much during his time in Manchester. The Citizens are the first team to win a domestic Treble, the first to reach 100 points, and the team with the most Premier League goals in a season with 106 goals.
Guardiola has molded an outstanding collection of players that warrant winning the Champions League and, for many, that will be the completion of his journey in Manchester, the scaling of the last peak. He will not stop here. He already started to think about next season, what players to let go, and what players to sign.
No EPL club in 135 years has been able to win four titles in a row but the Citizens have the power and the quality to do so. We are enjoying a world-class team and an exceptional manager in the process of rewriting history. Liverpool, Man United, Chelsea, and Newcastle will all improve themselves during the next window, while Arsenal’s progress won’t go unchecked, but the standards City are setting are imposing so we will continue to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
It might be tempting to project drop-offs for Newcastle, Brighton, Brentford, and even Aston Villa given the potential for transfer frenzy and the challenges of competing in Europe for all of those but the Bees, but at least two of the bunch will continue to make noise.
Chelsea and Tottenham will only have the Premier League as their focus, while Liverpool will be able to prioritize the Premier League at least until it sees how it feels about the Europa League. With that said, we will definitely have eight teams fighting for the top-four spot. If you’re betting online you should expect Liverpool to return to the top four and the Champions League action.
Erling Haaland’s Back-to-back Golden Boot Award
Erling Haaland has won the 2022-23 Premier League Golden Boot, awarded to the player that has scored the most goals in the campaign. The Norwegian hit a record-breaking 36 goals this season, finishing six ahead of Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane. It adds to an incredible hall of records and honors in Haaland’s first season at City. He set a new record for most goals in a single campaign and has scored six hat-tricks in total this season, with four coming in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old has been voted as the Premier League Player of the Year, Premier League Young Player of the Year, and FWA Footballer of the Year. Haaland won’t find another gear given that most players look more comfortable during their second year in Pep’s system and we expect him to win the Golden Boot for the second season in a row.
Main Events During the Year
Managers and most players engage in pre-season training to get ready for the Premier League season.
Many top-flight clubs begin their pre-season friendly, and many others are slated to do so in the coming weeks before the start of the Premier League in August.
Top-tier EPL teams compete on most weekends. Keeping things simple is ideal, but few matches get fixed on weekdays.
Cup competitions begin to take place as the season develops. The FA Cup is one of the oldest knockout competitions in any sport. The Premier League does not run on certain weekends because of the FA Cup but resumes the following week. Because the schedule fills up so quickly later in the season, many games must be played on weekdays, as earlier indicated. To stay on top, the best teams have to compete in a huge number of events.
How the Championship Works
There are no playoffs in the Premier League. Winners earn three points, while one point for shared spoils, and the loser gets none. It’s just the league table at the end of the season, the same as the end-of-season rankings.
Financial status is not the only factor to ensure a spot in the Premier League. Getting into the Premier League requires a lot of effort. The Premier League’s worst three teams get demoted every year. Instead, they will be relegated to the Championship, where television money is scarcer, players are more difficult to find, and a return to the Premier League is exceedingly unlikely. The top three clubs replace them in the Championship in the next season.
Each team plays its opponents both at home and away in the league season from August through May. There are 380 games in a regular season. The Premier League title is awarded the most season-ending points to the team.
Those teams that finish in the bottom three in their league are relegated to English football’s second tier, the Championship.
Three new Championship clubs then replace the teams. Finally, that year’s top three teams in the post-season playoffs are promoted to the next level.
Using each team’s number of goals and points, the Premier League ranks the teams. If it is impossible to divide the teams, they will be placed in the same position at the table.