A supercomputer has calculated the probabilities of every possible outcome in the Premier League and Liverpool fans will be ecstatic.
We are right into the business end of the season now and there is still so much to play for. That’s surprising given that Manchester City had a 14-point lead over Liverpool back in January, but we are certainly not complaining.
Although, beyond the battle at the top, there’s plenty of action happening elsewhere in the league this year which has proven to be something of a rarity in recent years gone by.
As we head into the closing stages of another spectacular Premier League, a supercomputer over at the Mirror has calculated exactly what we can expect to happen.
Premier League champions
Look away now City fans…
The supercomputer predicts that Liverpool will go on to become Premier League champions. Yes, City might currently sit top of the table with a one point advantage over their rivals, but the calculations the computer has made suggests that Klopp’s men will overturn the deficit.
To be precise there is in fact an 80% chance that they will run out eventual champions. Much of that will surely hinge on the result of the blockbuster match between the two title challengers at the Etihad on Sunday.
Should Guardiola’s men emerge victorious, it’s difficult to imagine them giving up a four point advantage in just seven games. However, Klopp’s men are unbeaten in the league since the turn of the year and the momentum is surely in the Reds favour.
Whatever way you look at it, it’s the biggest game the Premier League has seen in years and we know which way the supercomputer thinks it’s going.
The top four
The race for the Champions League spots seems to be gathering momentum week by week also. In the running we’ve got Arsenal, Tottenham, Manchester United, West Ham and dare we say Chelsea at their current rate of form?
Well, we might say it, but the supercomputer is staggeringly confident Chelsea are a safe bet, with a comforting 99.9% chance of qualification.
Arsenal are also very well fancied with a 96% probability to take fourth spot. The Gunners have two games in hand over their north London rivals and currently sit on identical points. Meanwhile, United are given just a 0.3% chance of surpassing their rivals.
The fight for survival
It’s not looking good for Norwich who are viewed as an absolute certainty to be playing Championship football next season. Cheerio Norwich, we’ll see you again in a couple of years, no doubt.
Likewise, Watford fans will be grimacing reading this given that they are 77% likely to be relegated. But what about the final spot?
According to the supercomputer, we will most likely be waving goodbye to Sean Dyche and his Burnley team after six-years in the top flight. Although, that’s far from a certainty…
Burnley were given a 58% chance of relegation, but Everton are only just behind them on 49%- and that was before their loss against West Ham on Sunday. It looks like it could be real touch and go stuff for the Toffees before this season is over and done with.
The full list
To win the Premier League:
Manchester City- 20%
Manchester United- 0.3%