EPL

Man U vs. Arsenal Preview

What’s up with Man U? They have not gotten off to a good start in the EPL season, as they sit in eighth place and they have already lost three matches. However, they can cut into their seven-point deficit against first place Arsenal, as they host the Gunners at Old Trafford this weekend.

Arsenal has not lost since the first league match of the season and they are coming off a solid home win over third place side Liverpool.

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Arsenal and Liverpool Clash In EPL

First place is up for grabs when Arsenal plays host to Liverpool this Saturday night. The Gunners sit all alone in first place with the Reds in second place only two points back. Arsenal has not lost since their season opener stunner at home to Aston Villa and they are the betting favorite facing Liverpool.

Midweek Arsenal was at +120 at 5Dimes with Liverpool at +220 and a draw line at +240.

Both offenses are clicking, as the Reds have scored 12 goals in their last four matches and the Gunners lead the EPL in goals scored.

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Chelsea/Man City Highlight EPL Week

Two hot offenses face each other in the EPL this weekend with Chelsea hosting Manchester City. Man City is in fourth place in the league table and they have scored nine goals in their last three matches and Chelsea is in second and has scored 11 goals in their last three matches.

Chelsea was favored midweek at +138 at 5Dimes with Manchester City at +200 and the draw line at +240.

Current odds and stats can be found here.

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Man U Favored vs Surprising Southampton

Southampton has been the surprise so far in the Premier League season and they face their biggest test so far facing Manchester United on the road. Not only it is surprising that Southampton sits in fourth place in the league table, but also that defending EPL champion Man U is in ninth place.

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Manchester United Looks to Regroup

Last season Manchester United won the EPL, but they have not gotten off to a good start this season, as they sit in ninth place with 10 points. Man U already has three losses on the season including a surprising home loss to West Bromwich. Man U has a goal differential of +1 and while their offense has been decent with 10 goals in seven matches their defense has conceded nine goals.

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Premiership Preview - Week 7

West Bromwich playing host to Arsenal is the biggest game in the EPL this week. Arsenal is in first place in the league with 15 points with Liverpool and Tottenham are in second place. West Brom sits in 10th place in the league table and they are home underdog at +320 with Arsenal at -125 and a draw at +275.

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England Premiership Preview

Tottenham hosting Chelsea is the biggest match of the week. Tottenham is off to a fast start and they are in first place in the EPL tied with Arsenal with 12 points. Chelsea is in second place in the league table only two points behind Tottenham.

The Spurs are the slight home favorite in their match with Chelsea at +150 with the Blues at +175 and a draw at +230. The reason Tottenham is winning is because of their defense and while they have only scored five goals in five matches they have only conceded one goal.

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English Premiership

The England Premier League, or EPL as it is called, was established in 1992 after the clubs in the First Division decided to break from the Football League, which was established back in 1888. The EPL is the top soccer league in England. There are 20 clubs in the league, which is the most watched league in the world, in terms of TV ratings, and runs from August until May.

There have been 46 clubs that have participated in the EPL since its inception, but only five have won the title. The “Big Four” clubs of Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal, and Chelsea have won all but one of the EPL titles, with Blackburn winning in the 1994-1995 season. The Big Four have all won multiple titles with Manchester United leading with 13 league crowns.

In an EPL season each clubs plays 38 matches. At the end of the season the three teams at the bottom of the league table are relegated to the Football League Championship, which is the second highest league in England. The top two teams from the Football League Championship season are promoted to the EPL as well as the winner of the playoffs between the third through sixth place clubs from that league.

In European Competition the teams that finish in the top four of the EPL qualify for the Champions League with the top three finishers automatically qualifying for the group stage. The fifth place EPL finisher automatically qualifies for the Europa League and the sixth and seventh place finishers can also qualify depending on FA Cup or League Cup play. Those are the two domestic cup competitions the EPL clubs take part in as well as the Capital One League Cup.

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