A supercomputer has made prediction for the final Premier League table.
After 11 games in the Premier League so far this season, reigning champions Manchester City are starting to learn that securing a third-straight league title could well prove more challenging than expected with a rejuvenated Arsenal side currently proving to be their biggest competitors for the top flight crown.
Former City assistant Mikel Arteta’s side have led the way at the summit of the Premier League for the entire season thus far and boast a two-point advantage over Pep Guardiola’s men at the time of writing.
Naturally, with the season not even a third of the way through, no one associated with the blue half of Manchester should be panicking with City still the bookies’ favourites to be crowned champions of England once again. However, how likely is it that City win their seventh Premier League title and are Arsenal a genuine threat to be concerned about?
According to a supercomputer from FiveThirtyEight, City should still win the Premier League comfortably but the Gunners will give them a run for their money throughout the campaign.
The supercomputer suggests that there is a 71% chance that City wins the league title with Arsenal expected to finish second whilst having a 14% chance of winning their first league title since 2004.
Moreover, Guardiola’s side are expected to pick up 87 points from their 38 matches, finishing with a comfortable advantage of 12 points over Arsenal’s predicted tally of 75, supercomputer predicted.
As for City’s Manchester rivals Manchester United, they are currently expected to miss out on Champions League qualification for a second consecutive season with Liverpool and Chelsea expected to take the remaining places in the top four with United predicted to finish fifth with Tottenham sixth, says the prediction of supercomputer.
Interestingly, Erik ten Hag’s men have been forecasted to end the season on the same points tally as fourth placed Chelsea with 68, with the Blues scraping a place in Europe’s elite competition on goal difference.
Just one point currently separates sixth place United and fourth placed Newcastle with the former also boasting a game in hand, meaning that Champions League qualification is still very much in the Red Devils’ hands.