Liverpool Fail to Defend Title as Supercomputer Makes New Predictions For 2020/21 Premier League Table

Nov 21, 2020, 1:32 PM GMT+5:30
Supercomputer predicts Liverpool will fail to defend their Premier League crown this season | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Manchester City have been predicted to beat Liverpool to the 2020/21 Premier League trophy, according to new predictions made by a supercomputer after the international break.

Pep Guardiola's side are currently 10th on the league table, five points adrift of defending champions, Liverpool. But FiveThirtyEight report City are best-placed to win the Premier League this season.

At the start of the season, a report by Unikrn claimed that City and Liverpool would finish first and second respectively in the upcoming Premier League campaign. Manchester United, who came third in the league last season, were predicted to finish in the same position next season. Chelsea were expected to capture the final Champions League spot, while Spurs were predicted to finish fifth and secure Europa League football.

And while the new report by FiveThirtyEight claims City will win the title with Jurgen Klopp's men finishing second, there have been a number of changes to league positions for other clubs.

Chelsea finish third, while Tottenham and Leicester get the remaining spots in Europe, but Manchester United and Arsenal miss out, finishing sixth and seventh, respectively.

The Red Devils have only a 32 percent chance of finishing in the top four, while the Gunners are even less likely to secure Champions League football at a 17 percent chance. West Brom, Fulham, and Sheffield United are all predicted to be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.

20/21 predicted table:

1. Manchester City (Premier League champions)

2. Liverpool (Champions League qualification)

3. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)

4. Tottenham (Champions League qualification)

5. Leicester (Europa League qualification)

6. Manchester United

7. Arsenal

8. Aston Villa

9. Southampton

10. Everton

11. Wolves

12. West Ham

13. Crystal Palace

14. Leeds United

15. Brighton

16. Newcastle

17. Burnley

18. Sheffield United (Relegated)

19. Fulham (Relegated)

20. West Brom (Relegated)