The increasingly popular Barclays Premier League has always been a hotspot for exciting football, bitter rivalries and plenty of controversy.
With cash-rich, foreign owners taking the helm at many of the top clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and QPR, the league has seen a steady cash injection in recent years, the likes of which can only be found at one or two other clubs in the world nowadays.
This investment in the EPL has seen huge expenditure on top-class talent at premium price tags such as Aguero, Torres, Van Persie, Dzeko, Oscar, Hazard, Kagawa and even Andy Carroll – to name but a few.
Has this improved the game? Many have argued against the influx of foreign owners, citing the demise of domestic talent as an unappealing consequence of such foreign investment. As new owners come in, they seek immediate improvement, which generally involves signing the cream of overseas talent.
The positive impact, however, is that the Premier League is now the world’s most exciting league – with viewers on each continent increasing in numbers each year, living rooms and bar rooms from Auckland to Zimbabwe are hooked on the unique buzz and excitement that comes with the unique brand of Premier League action.
What makes the action even more enjoyable is the ability to have a bet on your favorite team with a reliable online bookmaker. With a wide range of Premier League betting odds available online, punters can win real money on the outcome of their teams’ actions with many different markets to choose from such as first goalscorer, match betting and season outright betting.
So who do you fancy this year? The 2012/13 English Premier League is heating up, with Chelsea on top, a surprisingly strong Everton in second and the two Manchester clubs in third and fourth. A rejuvenated arsenal look a good bet to improve on last season and with Liverpool and Spurs undergoing some major reform, their transition into serious contenders may be just around the corner.
We’ll be watching every bit unfold each week, with the help of modern technology – iPhone, iPad, Android apps and huge TV and internet coverage to keep us in the loop, we won’ miss a kick, goal or dive as he world’s most exciting league unfolds.