The Premier League is the most globally watched sports league in the world. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that some of the most popular teams in England have a very prominent presence when it comes to Indian fans that love watching the sport. It isn’t the only competition with a following, with fans often looking at Copa America scores and LaLiga live scores. But, which English teams are among the most popular in the country?
When it comes to the most supported team in India, no English team is able to get close to the global reach of Manchester United. Fans of the club are always quick to look at the EPL scores of the Red Devils before making English football betting selections on the global giant. United’s success in India has been built up over the past 40 years, which has coincided with their most successful period. The reign of Sir Alex Ferguson, which lasted for just under 20 years saw United become the superpower they are today, winning 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and the Champions League on two occasions. United’s success since Ferguson’s retirement hasn’t been what fans would have been hoping for, but they remain one of the most commercially successful teams in the world.
Arsenal are another prominent club that Indian fans search for when looking for football live scores today. The Gunners were one of the leading sides throughout the 90s and 00s when it came to the Premier League title race, with Arsenal and United having classic battles throughout the Arsene Wenger era. Arsenal’s successful era during the early years of the Premier League ensured that viewing figures were at an all-time high. That success also ensures that they remain one of the most followed English sides in this modern day, as they were prominent as the Premier League was growing into the juggernaut it is today. However, fans of the club will be hoping for a change in their fortunes and a trophy under Mikel Arteta this season would be a great starting block. However, the leading sites for football betting online certainly don’t fancy their chances of achieving that.
Liverpool remained a popular selection when it came to finding an English side for Indian fans despite not winning a Premier League title until the 2019-20 season. That first league success in 30 years was celebrated around the world, with all fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ in unison. Even during their less successful period in the Premier League, the Reds still claimed huge victories in various other competitions. Liverpool would win the Champions League in dramatic fashion in 2005, before adding another European success under Jurgen Klopp in 2019. The Reds also won three trophies in the 2000-01 season, picking up the UEFA Cup, League Cup and FA Cup. Their success over the last couple of years has led to a growing number of fans among the younger generation.
For those of a younger age, Chelsea have become a hugely popular club to follow in India since Roman Abramovich took over the club in 2003. The Russian’s arrival at the club has coincided with their most successful ever period, winning nine major trophies, as well as the FA Cup and League Cup on a number of occasions. The trophy that the Russians really wanted to win after taking over finally arrived in 2012, as they finally got their hands on the Champions League. They would achieve that feat once again in 2021, beating Manchester City in the final. Chelsea have also won doubles on five occasions since 2003, with their most recent coming in the 2014-15 season, as they won the league and League Cup.
Manchester City have also attracted a number of younger fans to support them in India since being taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008. Before the financial input into the playing squad, City were a mid-table team in the Premier League, and for those that followed the English game in the 90s, a Championship outfit. Since the takeover, City have won the league title on five occasions, and the League Cup six times. Pep Guardiola’s arrival at the club has solidified their place as one of the best globally-supported teams, and it looks as though their period of success is only going to continue with the backing that they receive.
Football Betting Online
With the global reach that the Premier League has, it is no surprise that there are a number of sportsbooks that offer betting opportunities. Leading sites offer punters the option to bet on the outright winners of the competition, as well as the sides that will be relegated to the second tier.