Liverpool are off to a slower start in the Premier League than most expected — a frustrating 2-2 draw away at Fulham where the Reds looked second best for most of the match.
With the first matchweek in the books, a supercomputer via OLBG has offered its latest Premier League table predictions.
The supercomputer prediction via OLBG has been forecasted using a range of informative outright odds markets to formulate what the final table will look like.
Manchester City are tipped to repeat as champions, which would be their fifth Premier League title in six years.
Liverpool are expected to finish second and are currently given 3/1 odds to win the league (a £100 bet would profit £300).
The Reds were dealt a massive blow yesterday when it was announced that Thiago Alcantara would be ruled out for up to six weeks with a hamstring injury. The midfield options are already thin with injuries to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones.
Surely these injuries have factored into the supercomputer’s projections.
“Big Six” rivals are expected to fight for the remaining spots in the top four with Tottenham and Chelsea being the most likely to secure Champions League football.
Newcastle are predicted to have the best season from the clubs outside the “Big Six”, finishing seventh and getting into the Europa Conference League. West Ham, Brighton and Leicester are expected to round out the top ten.
The bottom end of the table has newly promoted sides Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest as relegation favourites. Southampton are also tipped for relegation, which would bring their decade-long run of Premier League football to an end.
Take these supercomputer predictions for what they’re worth — the Premier League season is long, and there will be plenty of highs and lows. Liverpool supporters should hope the squad gets healthy as soon as possible, and we will be challenging for another Premier League title come May.