Last Updated on May 11, 2020
The Premier League today announced the possible return to live sports on June 1. This announcement stems from the UK Government’s “Covid-19 Recovery Strategy” that includes, “permitting cultural and sporting evens to take place behind closed doors for broadcast, while avoiding the risk of large-scale social contact.”
When you hear the Premier League can return on June 1 🕺 pic.twitter.com/9QIJCew44N
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) May 11, 2020
The announcement of a return of Premier League football is pending teams’ and clubs’ ability to meet certain health conditions as well as limit the possible spread of the CoronaVirus.
Premier League Season Resume Details
Back on March 13th, Premier League football operations was suspended with 92 matches still to be played. According to ESPN’s report, there is a split consensus regarding the reopening of the league, and would need a majority of 14 votes (out of 20) to pass any sort of decision. Furthermore, the report goes on to say that the Premier League will,
Urge the UK government and emergency services to reconsider the insistence the 2019-20 season must resume at neural venues, sources have told ESPN, after more than half of its 20 clubs voiced opposition to the plan.”
"Our priority will always be the safety of players, coaches and managers, staff, supporters, and the wider community” – Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters ⁰⁰
— Premier League (@premierleague) May 11, 2020
May 25 is the deadline for the Premier League (along with other European Leagues) to provide their plans on how to restart their respective seasons.
The Premier League and other European leagues have been given a deadline of May 25 by UEFA to provide plans to restart their season.
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 28, 2020
Big Betting Volume in U.S.?
While the core U.S sports remain missing in action, according to The Action Network, betting on this weekend’s UFC 249 was very much in heavy demand.
With the continued demand for live sports, along with the growing popularity of Premier League football in the U.S, don’t be surprised to see multiple betting options from sites likes DraftKings Sportsbook, FanDuel Sportsbook, BetMGM and FOXBet once the new Premier League start date is finalized.