10 teams, each plays the others four times - twice at home and twice away - for a total of 36 games each, over 36 game weeks.
3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, 0 points for a loss.
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: UEFA Champions League qualifiers
2-3 place: UEFA Europa League qualifiers
4 place: possible UEFA Europa League qualifiers (depends on David Kipiani Cup outcome)
Relegation from the league:
8-9 place: enter Play-offs 1/2 with two Pirveli Liga teams for 2 places in Umaglesi Liga
10 place: relegated to Pirveli Liga
Promotion to the league:
1 team from Pirveli Liga
2 more teams from Pirveli Liga possible to promote through Play-offs 1/2