The EPL is All Set to Resume Games in Audience-Less Setting
Finally, the English Premier League (EPL) is set to resume on June 17, 2020, from where the season left off 3 months ago at the height of the COVID-19 crisis, The resumption though will be carried out without the physical presence of audiences, since public safety is still a main concern.
EPL fans will be able to view all 92 games remaining in the season, and every game will be broadcast live via TV by regular broadcasters BT Sport and Sky Sports. In addition, BBC and Amazon Prime have won rights to air four games each, without requiring viewers to pay for subscriptions.
The season restart on June 17 will kick off at 6 pm with Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and then at 8 pm, Manchester City vs Arsenal, with Sky Sports in charge of the TV coverage. Actually, fixtures thereafter from June 19 to June 22 have already been announced.
After the English Premier League came out with the announcement, the Champions League and Europa League have also come out with their plans. .
UEFA Announces Tentative Date for Resumption of 2019-2020 Champions League
The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has announced plans of resuming the 2019-2020 Championship League on August 08, 2020. However, the date is still tentative as other domestic seasons still have to decide when they can complete theirs . The UEFA though, has reportedly made decisions to skip the conventional 2-leg game format for the quarterfinals. The single-game proposal has the support of all domestic European leagues and the European Club Association (ECA).
Nonetheless, the second-leg games of the remaining four 2019-2020 matches have yet to be completed. These four are between Barcelona (1) vs. Napoli (1), Bayern Munich (3) vs. Chelsea (0), Juventus (0) vs. Olympique Lyonnais (1) and Manchester City (2) vs. Real Madrid (1).
Asian Punters Can Expect Online Sportsbooks to Come Out with Offers Anytime Soon
Asian sportsbooks are likely to come out with betting products to offer sports bettors in Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Brunei and Singapore. Actually, PAGCOR, the Philippine gambling regulator of online gaming facilities that provide the products and services accessed by Asian gamblers, has allowed partial resumption since last April, presumably for online casinos.
Now that the EPL games are set to resume, some of the Philippine-licensed group known as Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) can be expected to offer sports betting products by next week, before June 17, 2020.
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