A newly released model has predicted the final standings of this year’s Premier League with some shock inclusions and Manchester United missing out on a top-four spot
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- 15:38, 14 Oct 2021
A supercomputer has predicted the final standings for this year’s Premier League and forecasts Manchester United missing out on a place in the top four.
With the Premier League season now well underway and the second international break over, teams are beginning to settle into the flow of the new campaign.
The best teams are pulling ahead atop the league, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City setting themselves up as the teams to beat.
Meanwhile, at the bottom of the league, the likes of Norwich and Southampton are yet to win and could face a tough relegation battle.
Now, Football Web Pages has predicted the how the league might end up and included some shock results.
The model has United slipping outside the Champions League spots
The prediction has United missing out on Champions League qualification, whilst it claims newly-promoted Brentford will be traveling around Europe next year in the highest echelon of club football.
Football Web Pages’ prediction model puts Chelsea emerging as Premier League champions coming out ten points clear atop the league with only one loss.
Winning the league with 99 points would be one of the highest tallies ever to clinch the title, and has them ten points ahead of second-place Liverpool.
Another 13 points behind them lay Man City, who only finished two points ahead of the Bees.
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United secured a Europa League spot in 5th due to a superior goal difference over West Ham in 6th, with both teams having ended up on the same points.
The Hammers' final position would give them a shot at qualifying for the Europa League or Europa Conference depending on who wins the domestic cups.
The supercomputer then has Everton and Brighton continuing their impressive starts to the season, finishing in 7th and 8th respectively.
Bruno Lage has turned Wolves into one of the most defensively solid teams in the league since arriving and is rewarded with a solid 10th place finish, just behind midlands rivals Aston Villa.
Once giants Arsenal and Tottenham languish in the bottom half of the table, as do Leicester, whilst in the relegation zone, Norwich sit flush bottom with only 14 points.
Football Web Pages model's predicted final Premier League table
Things are equally embarrassing for Southampton, who the model has not winning a single game but registering a whopping 21 draws.
Completing the departing teams in the bottom three is Burnley.
It is not known whether the model has factored in Newcastle ’s big-money Saudi-takeover, but it has the Magpies escaping relegation six points ahead of Burnley in 17th.
The model also predicted the results which would lead to this final table as it seems we could be in for a goalfest around Christmas.
It seemed to favour heavy drubbings with the month of December featuring 15 results that were four, five or six-nil thrillers.
Leeds United and Leicester City especially seemed to end up on the end of heavy defeats, with Marcelo Bielsa’s luck not picking up under the model’s calculations.
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