As the Premier League season heads into its final stretch, Arsenal and Manchester City are neck and neck in the race for the title. Two supercomputers, BETSiE from Bettingexpert and Mirror Football’s supercomputer, have weighed in on the potential outcomes, offering different predictions for the thrilling title race.
Supercomputers Offer Differing Predictions
BETSiE, Bettingexpert’s supercomputer, simulated the remainder of the season 100,000 times, taking into account all match results so far, as well as pre-season expectations and xG earned both for and against. The projections have Arsenal ending their 19-year wait for a Premier League title, finishing with 87.8 points, ahead of City on 83.8 points.
Meanwhile, Mirror Football’s supercomputer ran 500 simulations of the remaining Premier League fixtures and predicted that Manchester City would retain their title despite being five points behind Arsenal. The supercomputer gave City a 33% chance of retaining the title, while Arsenal is expected to finish second with only a 27% chance of winning the league.
Crucial Etihad Stadium Fixture Approaches
Both Arsenal and Manchester City are set to face each other in a crucial fixture at the Etihad Stadium on April 26, which could potentially decide the title. City have beaten Arsenal twice so far this season, but the Gunners are hoping to get the better of the reigning champions in their third and final meeting next month.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side has been on a remarkable run, winning 22 of their 28 games so far – the most they have ever achieved in their first 28 matches of a league campaign. Meanwhile, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City have shown their title-winning pedigree in recent years and have also added further firepower in the form of Erling Haaland, who has already netted an astonishing 25 league goals in just 20 games.
Top Four and Relegation Battles Heat Up
The race for the top four in the Premier League is also heating up, with several teams vying for the coveted Champions League qualification spots. Tottenham are predicted to miss out on the top four and finish fifth, behind Newcastle in fourth and Manchester United in third. Chelsea, who spent more than £250 million in the January transfer window, are projected to finish ninth in the table with only a 21% chance of making the top four. Liverpool, currently in ninth place, are predicted to bounce back towards the end of the season, with a 67% chance of making the top four and a 21% chance of winning the title.
At the bottom of the table, Southampton, Everton, and Bournemouth are the three sides predicted to be relegated, with Southampton being the favorites at 45%, followed by Everton at 43% and Bournemouth at 41%. Other teams, such as Nottingham Forest, Wolves, West Ham, Leeds, and Crystal Palace, are also expected to struggle, but the simulations predict they will have enough to stay clear of trouble.
The Final Stretch
As the Premier League season enters its final 10 games, fans and pundits alike will be keeping a close eye on the title race between Arsenal and Manchester City. With both supercomputers offering differing predictions, it remains to be seen which one will prove accurate in this thrilling competition. In addition to the title race, the battles for the top four and relegation spots are sure to provide plenty of excitement and drama as the season concludes.