A supercomputer has predicted the final Premier League table… and it’s not good news for Manchester United.
The English top flight is heading into the last three months of the campaign – with clubs facing a remaining 15 or 16 league games.
It is wide open at both the top and bottom of the table, with just two points separating the top three and three points separating 15th from 18th.
But Betfred have attempted to cut through the uncertainties by working out what they believe will be the final table.
They have taken the average points amassed by clubs across their last 10 run-ins – with Luton’s based on the average of the lowest three teams – to decipher what the table will look like come May.
Arsenal are tipped for third place despite their win over Liverpool at the weekend, with Tottenham six points adrift of their North London rivals in fourth.
Fifth may still secure Champions League qualification dependent on England’s co-efficient come the end of the campaign – which will be impacted by Premier League teams’ performances in Europe this season.
Chelsea, West Ham, Newcastle and Brighton make up the rest of the top half.
But down the bottom it is expected to be remarkably close as the final relegation place is tipped to be decided by goal difference.
Sheffield United and Burnley are expected to return to the Championship with points totals of 27 and 30 respectively.
Everton are predicted to climb out of the bottom three and finish in 15th place.
But the supercomputer’s calculations have determined that Nuno Espirito Santo’s Nottingham Forest will drop into the bottom three.
As per the data, The Tricky Trees will finish level on 35 points with Luton but be relegated due to their goal difference.