According to a Supercomputer's prediction, Manchester City will win their third consecutive Premier League title at the end of the 2019/2020 season.
SportNation.Bet's Supercomputer made its prediction following the release of the season's fixtures. They believe that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City will become only the second side ever to win three consecutive Premier League titles. Sir Alex and United did so in 1999, 2000 and 2001.
The Supercomputer predicts that last season's top four will be the same with Chelsea and Tottenham switching places, and Arsenal and Man United also switching places and missing out on the top four again.
1. Manchester City 🥇
2. Liverpool 🥈
3. Tottenham Hotspur 🥉
5. Manchester United
7. Wolverhampton Wanderers
8. Newcastle United
10. Leicester City
11. West Ham United
14. Crystal Palace
16. Aston Villa
17. Brighton & Hove Albion
18. Burnley 👇🏾
19. Norwich City 👇🏾
20. Sheffield United 👇🏾
Manchester City's run-in towards May looks more favourable than Liverpool's, on paper at least, with all six clashes are against sides that finished in the bottom half last season, whereas Liverpool faces Chelsea at Anfield and go to Arsenal in the final six weeks. Here's the Reds run-in:
🔴 Liverpool’s run-in 🔴— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) June 13, 2019
4/4 vs Manchester City (a)
11/4 vs Aston Villa (h)
18/4 vs Brighton and Hove Albion (a)
25/4 vs Burnley (h)
2/5 vs Arsenal (a)
9/5 vs Chelsea (h)
17/5 vs Newcastle United (a)
The Etihad Stadium plays host to Manchester City vs Liverpool on April 9th, a potentially pivotal day in the title race. The first meeting between last season's top two will take place on November 9th at Anfield, where Liverpool will be looking to exact revenge for Sunday's Community Shield defeat to City.
Manchester United won't make the top four, according to the Supercomputer, and their campaign gets off to a tricky start with the visit of Chelsea on the opening Sunday, 11 August.
At the other end of the table, big-spending Aston Villa is being backed to be the only newly-promoted side to stay in the top flight. Sheffield United's Blades are expected to end rock-bottom, with Championship winners Norwich also tipped for the automatic drop. Will Sean Dyche's Burnley join them in the Championship after so much stubborn resistance in the Premier League?
Will Liverpool's tricky season run-in make or break their title push? Can Arsenal defy the odds to claim a Champions League place after splashing the cash in the transfer market?