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Temporada


Regular Season:

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Format:

16 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 30 games each, over 30 game weeks.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. play-off (only for deciding champion, UEFA Play-off placing or relegation); 5. draw.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: UEFA Champions League Qualifiers

2-5 place: enter UEFA Play-off



Relegation from the league:

15-16 place: relegated to Football League



Promotion to the league:

2 teams from Football League





UEFA Play-off:

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Format:

4 teams from the Regular Season contest places in the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League in a league format.

Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 6 games each, over 6 game weeks.

Teams start the play-off with bonus points based on their Regular Season record as follows:

5th placed team: starts with 0 points;

2-4th placed teams: each start with points, equal to the difference in points between it and the 5th placed team, divided by 3, and rounded to the nearest whole number (example: if a team has accumulated 7 more points than the 5th placed team during the Regular Season, it starts with 1 point (1,4 rounded to the nearest whole number)).

The winner of the UEFA Play-off finishes 2nd in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 3rd, and so on, with the last placed team in the UEFA Play-off being 5th.



Scoring points:

3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.



Table order:

1. points won; 2. points in head-to-head matches; 3. goal difference in hth matches; 4. Regular Season placing.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

2 place: UEFA Champions League Qualifiers

3-4 place: UEFA Europa League Qualifiers

5 place: possible UEFA Europa League Qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)