A supercomputer has predicted that Manchester City have a less than 50 per cent chance of winning the Premier League this season, while Manchester United have a strong chance of finishing in third position.

Ahead of City’s upcoming clash with the Gunners on Wednesday night, Opta’s Premier League season prediction has the two teams at a 0.01% chance of winning the 2022/23 Premier League title . Mikel Arteta’s men currently hold a three-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s side, although the London side have a game to play against the Blues.

According to the predictions, City have a 48.89 percent chance of finishing first in the table this season, while the Blues have a 42.6 percent chance of finishing second. It seems unlikely that the reigning champions will finish in third place (7.8 percent) or fourth (0.5 percent).

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Meanwhile, United are forecast to finish third in the Premier League table, with the Reds said to have a 62.5 per cent chance of comfortably securing Champions League football for next season. . While Erik ten Hag’s side are still mathematically part of the title race, predictions give the club a 2.1 per cent chance of lifting the trophy. It suggests that United have a better chance of finishing fourth (15.1 percent) than second (12.6 percent).

For City, they will have a chance to move past Arsenal in the table with a midweek win, and although the Gunners still have a game to play, Guardiola’s men will be confident of retaining their crown. The title race is expected to go all the way.

Ten Hag’s side aimed for a top-four finish early in the campaign, and would mark a successful season if they did. With the Reds still competing on all four fronts, a third-place finish would demonstrate a step in the right direction in the league.



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