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Season


Regular Season:

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Format:

12 teams, each plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 22 games each, over 22 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. games won; 3. points in head-to-head matches; 4. games won in hth matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. total goal difference; 9. total goals scored; 10. total away goals scored; 11. draw.



Qualification for Championship Group:

1-6 place: enter Championship Group



Qualification for Relegation Group:

7-12 place: enter Relegation Group



Changes from last season:

Kaisar relegated to 1. Division

Akzhayik promoted from 1. Division





Championship Group:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest the 2016 Premier League champion and places in the 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League and 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League in a league format.

Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.

Teams carry over their entire Regular Season record going into the Championship Group.

The Championship Group winner is the 2016 Premier League champion.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. play-off (only for deciding the champion when 2 teams are tied); 3. games won; 4. points in head-to-head matches; 5. games won in hth matches; 6. goal difference in hth matches; 7. goals scored in hth matches; 8. away goals in hth matches; 9. total goal difference; 10. total goals scored; 11. total away goals scored; 12. play-off (only for deciding the champion when 3 or more teams are tied); 13. draw.



Qualification for UEFA competitions:

1 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Champions League qualifiers

2-3 place: 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers

4 place: possible 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on Cup outcome)





Relegation Group:

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Format:

6 teams from the Regular Season contest against relegation in a league format.

Each team plays the others twice - home and away - for a total of 10 games each, over 10 game weeks.

Teams carry over their entire Regular Season record going into the Relegation Group.

The winner of the Relegation Group finishes 7th in the Overall season standings, the second placed team - 8th, and so on, with the last placed team in the Relegation Group being 12th.



Scoring points:

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



Table order:

1. points won; 2. games won; 3. points in head-to-head matches; 4. games won in hth matches; 5. goal difference in hth matches; 6. goals scored in hth matches; 7. away goals in hth matches; 8. total goal difference; 9. total goals scored; 10. total away goals scored; 11. draw.



Relegation from the league:

11 place: enters Play-offs 1/2 with one 1. Division team for 1 place in 2017 Premier League

12 place: relegated to 2017 1. Division



Promotion to the league:

1 team from 2016 1. Division

1 more team from 2016 1. Division possible to relegate through Play-offs 1/2