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Supercomputer predicts final Premier League table and it's bad for Liverpool


The race to win the Premier League is hotting up with no single club running away with the title this season.

Liverpool,Manchester United,Tottenham,Manchester City and Leicester City – even Southampton and Everton – are all in the mix.

And it’s impossible to predict how things are going to pan out between now and May.

Fortunately, Football Web Pages’ supercomputer has crunched the numbers and predicted what the Premier League table may look like at the end of the season.

And it’s bad news for defending champions, and favourites, Liverpool.

According to the algorithm, Manchester United will take fourth place, narrowly beating both Leicester City and Aston Villa, who will finish fifth and sixth respectively.



The race for the Premier League title is hotting up



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Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham are then predicted to finish third behind Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool, who will, apparently, also record 80 points.

The Reds, who will finish second, are predicted to have the best goal difference in the league, which will see them better Spurs.

But the supercomputer predicts they’ll finish three points behind Premier League winners Manchester City, who will pick up 83 points from 24 wins and 11 draws.

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Manchester City put in the performance of their season last time out when they battered Frank Lampard’s hapless Chelsea 3-1.



Liverpool won the Premier League title last season

Liverpool, meanwhile, have now gone 258 minutes since scoring a league goal, and were beaten 1-0 by Southampton on Monday night.

So what are the pundits saying?

Well, Roy Keane is happy with what he has seen from his former team Man United in recent weeks, but is still backing Liverpool to win the title.

“On the title? I’m sticking with Liverpool. I think City. I think United are doing really well,” said the Irishman on Sky Sports.

“It’s certainly the most exciting looking leagues we’ve seen in the last 15-20 years. There’s also Leicester,Tottenham. The top two I said a couple of months ago and I’m going to stick with Liverpool and City.”



Manchester City battered Chelsea last time out

Danny Murphy, meanwhile, recently warned Liverpool of the threat City pose.

“If we needed a reminder that City were in this title race, we got it, we really did,” said the Murphy on Match of the Day Two.

“There were some brilliant individual performances but it was the mindset and the mentality of the team. It was the way they set up tactically that won the game for me. This was a different Manchester City than I have seen in previous months.

“[Kevin] De Bruyne played as a false nine and he was magnificent. Look at the width [Raheem] Sterling and [Phil] Foden gave the team.

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Manchester United are on a great run of form

“[Ilkay] Gundogan and [Bernardo] Silva were ahead of Rodri. They were much more adventurous, much more courageous.

“I loved the way [Guardiola] deployed the full-backs. They were inside and, at times, like midfielders. [Joao] Cancelo was brilliant. [Oleksandr] Zinchenko on the left-hand side, played well, coming inside.

“We have seen City play with that exciting mindset for the last couple of seasons and that’s what we see here. They were free-flowing. Rodri was left holding the midfield on his own and that’s what we want to see City do, generally.

“Watching Foden today made me think of a reason why Pep hasn’t played him more and that could apply for a few players. A complete performance and that’s worrying for everyone else.”



Tottenham are in the mix to win the Premier League this season

He added: “I think it is a very unique season for lots of reasons, as we know, and it is brilliant for the neutral to watch. I still can’t see past Liverpool and Manchester City as one and two, although United fans will be hopeful they can produce something.

“We are certainly not going to see anyone running away with it, but yes, Liverpool and Man City for me as one and two and maybe Chelsea to come back and have a run with the squad they have got.”

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