Whist the dust has barely settled on the 2018/19 Premier League season, fans are already turning their attention to the next campaign with a mixture of nervous anticipation and excitement.
Liverpool will be trying desperately to claim their first title in almost 3 decades as they try to unseat current champions Man City and the trio of promoted outfits, Norwich City, Sheffield United, and Aston Villa will all be scrapping it out as they attempt to keep their place amongst English football’s elite.
However, given the nature of how the broadcasting rights are divided in England, and owing to the rise in mobile betting, you might be a bit confused about how you can go about watching and wagering on top-flight football next term.
Here’s our guide on how you can get in on the action next season:
How to Watch the EPL for the 2019-20 season
Unfortunately, you can’t access live EPL games on terrestrial television channels in the UK, despite the fact that highlights are regularly aired on the BBC.
This means that you’ll have to have a paid subscription to watch live Premier League action next season, whether this takes the form of a rolling contract or an arrangement that enables you to watch individual matches for free.
Sky Sports remains the primary broadcaster of live Premier League games, but you don’t necessarily need to have a full subscription to watch matches. In fact, you can now pay via Now TV to access this content at a competitive price using daily, weekly or monthly sports passes, whilst negating the need to pay up for a full Sky subscription.
BT Sport is another broadcaster that has entered the marketplace during the last few years, and it’s second only to Sky in terms of the amount of live games shown in the UK.
It now shows a total of 42 live games every single season, whilst is also boasts exclusive rights to broadcast all Champions League and Europa League matches. This is a huge boon for fans of England’s most successful clubs, whilst you can access BT Sport for free simply by signing up to the brand’s broadband.
BT Sport has also partnered with Sky of late, meaning that you can add the former to your subscription for an additional fee per month if you’re an existing customer.
What About Wagering on the EPL?
If you’re an avid footie fan, the chances are that you’ll enjoy a wager on the action as it unfolds too.
Over the last few year’s we’ve witnessed a huge transformation in the way we now bet on matches, with mobile and in-play betting growing increasingly popular.
If you’re not familiar with mobile betting, or are wondering where to start, fortunately, you can access and read reviews of the best football betting apps from bettingapps.co.uk, including popular digital offerings from famous high-street brands including bet365 and Betfair.
The former offers particularly good value, as it offers a huge range of betting markets whilst also providing consistent load times during the busiest periods.
The Bet365 app, amongst others, also offers live streaming to customers, which enables you to watch specific games live and enables you to tap into popular in-play markets too.
However, although this can be an excellent way of watching and wagering on your favourite team in real-time, just be aware that there are streaming restrictions depending on your geographical location.