A super computer has predicted the entire Premier League table before a ball has been kicked.
As most of us count down the hours until the new Premier League season which starts on Saturday, a ‘super computer’ could have already predicted the entire campaign.
Experts at Bloomberg Sport have created a programme that takes many variables into account, to form a predicted league table for May.
The table provides the percentage of each team’s chance of winning the Premier League, finishing in the top-four and being relegated to the Championship.
Holders Manchester City have come out on top in the prediction, albeit only by 0.3% over rivals Chelsea. The computer has calculated that Arsenal will move up one place on last years finish to come third, while Manchester United will take fourth place to ensure Champions League football will return to Old Trafford.
The unfortunate three that have been forecast to be relegated are newcomers Burnley and QPR, with Aston Villa also tipped to finish 18th.
Liverpool meanwhile are projected to drop out of the top-four following the sale of Luis Suarez, and only manage fifth. Tottenham and Everton will once again miss out on the Champions League spots, finishing sixth and seventh, while Newcastle and Swansea will recover from rough seasons to finish eighth and ninth.
Southampton, Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland and Crystal Palace will form the best of the bottom-half, while Leicester, West Bromwich Albion and Hull will all survive a relegation battle.
Bloomberg’s cutting edge predictor has given Manchester City’s depth the nod to get the job done once again, with Jose Mourinho’s men set to miss out by the finest of margins.
Who will win the Premier League title this season? Who will be relegated?