Injured Liverpool star defender Trent Alexander is criticising the Premier League’s rushed 2020-2021 schedule for being one that downright lacks common sense. Following the defensive injury he suffered in the game last November 08, Trent Alexander-Arnold was pulled out of the team. Mainly because medical diagnosis revealed that his injury will take a month or so to heal. Actually the English International football player is the most recent addition to the injury crisis that the Reds are currently facing.
In an interview with the Evening Standard, Alexander-Arnold is now calling for changes in the Premier League’s crammed-up schedule. He asserts that it has become evident that the unusually shorter pre-season is one reason why players are picking up injuries one after another. In not being given enough time for the body to recover, they are going into the games with muscles not fully recovered.
The Liverpool star also said that even after coming from a three-month lockdown, players had very little time to get 100% fit; just so the remainder of the 2020-2021 games will be played. However, they did not expect that the Premier League fixtures would be crammed tightly, to complete all competitions in time for the next European Championship.
As it is, the Premier Leagues had also scrapped the winter break of the 2020-2021 season in light of the congestion. As the European Cup’s schedule of fixtures cannot be changed, moving the English Football League’s Cup dates is likewise not possible.
Liverpool Boss, Jurgen Klopp, has also been very vocal in criticising the Premier League’s decisions of scrapping the 5-substitution rule as well. Doing so has also made the players vulnerable to sustaining muscle injuries.
While the UK’s Premier League does not view the present scenario as dire as the players see it. there is now a general perception that the football players are already feeling the harshness of the crammed schedule. The anticipation is that come December, the rush will heighten the intensity of the games, in which most players have had very little time to devote for recovery.
EPL’s Crammed Schedule Could Impact Asian Gambler’s Betting Choices
In Asian countries like Thailand, the Thai Football Association has taken a more practical stance as the Thai League resumed last September 12, with all fixtures scheduled to see completion by May 12, 2021. The top four teams emerging after the season’s first half will then qualify for the 2021 Asia Football Confederation League.
The contrast on how game schedules are organized can have an impact on football betting. Even UK football bettors are encountering difficulties in calculating the odds as an injury event can negatively impact their betting decisions. This has been a dilemma for avid football punters, especially now that they have limited money with which to gamble
As it is, it’s likely that most Asian gamblers would prefer to place their betting money on domestic football matches instead of risking it on English football clubs where players are vulnerable to suffer from unexpected injuries.
Thai Online Gambling Site Helps Slot Players Optimise Their Betting Money
As an aside, and since we’ve made mention that most gamblers are economically hardup as a result of the pandemic, an online gambling website in Thailand called JKTH for short, has introduced a cash back promotion for slot gaming. It’s the website’s way of helping JKTH customers optimise their gambling money.
Members who will be playing with the site’s exclusive slotxo game but were not so lucky, will automatically receive a cash-back equivalent of at least 10% of the total money they deposited during the day, up to a maximum of 1,000 baht. The cash back can be withdrawn immediately without being tied to turnover conditions.