10 teams, each plays the others 4 times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 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. goals scored in hth matches; 5. away goals in hth matches (only if 2 teams are tied); 6. total goal difference; 7. total goals scored.

Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2016/2017 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)

Relegation from the league:

10 place: relegated to 2016/2017 Birinci Dasta

Promotion to the league:

1 team from 2015/2016 Birinci Dasta

Changes from last season:

Araz relegated to Birinci Dasta

Neftçala promoted from Birinci Dasta

Changes before the season:

Simurq, 5th; and Bakı, 9th last season; withdraw.

Neftçala, 1st in Birinci Dasta last season and due to be promoted to the league; refuses promotion

As a result Rəvan, 3rd; Zirə, 5th; and Kapaz, 9th in Birinci Dasta last season; are additionally promoted.