‘s FiveThirtyEight supercomputer underestimated the ability of Man Utd to compete for the Premier League title in the 2022-2023 season.

In the 2021-2022 season, Man Utd was completely empty-handed when he was eliminated from the League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and only finished sixth in the English Premier League. They could have dropped to seventh and have to play in the Europa Conference League next season, if West Ham had not unexpectedly lost to Brighton in the final round.

According to the computer of FiveThirtyEight – an American data analysis company, Man Utd is unlikely to improve its position under new coach Erik ten Hag and will continue to finish sixth in the Premier League next season with 57 points. Computer analysis of performance also shows that the “Red Devils” have only an 18% chance of qualifying for the Champions League and a 1% chance of winning the title.

Coach Ten Hag talks with Ronaldo and Man Utd players in the draw with Rayo Vallecano on July 31.  Photo: AFP

Coach Ten Hag talks with Ronaldo and Man Utd players in the draw with Rayo Vallecano on July 31. Photo: AFP

In addition to Man Utd, this supercomputer also predicts the same ranking of top teams as last season. Accordingly, Arsenal and Tottenham are fifth and fourth respectively with 66 and 61 points. Despite spending more than 100 million USD this summer, the two London clubs are predicted to have only 2% and 5% chances of winning the Premier League next season.

Chelsea are expected to finish third with 72 points, eight points behind runners-up Liverpool. Chelsea’s chance of winning the title is 11%, and Liverpool ‘s is 30%.

The defending champion Man City is the most appreciated, when it continues to be at the top with 85 points and a 48% chance to defend the throne. If they can do that, Pep Guardiola’s army will win the fifth title in the last six seasons.

Newcastle – the club owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia (PIF) after the acquisition worth more than $ 400 million at the end of last year – is expected to finish 13th with 47 points, with a 76% chance of staying at the top. class.

According to FiveThirtyEight, Fulham, Bournemouth, Nottingham Forest will immediately be relegated after just one season in the Premier League. In which, Fulham and Bournemouth have 36 points, while Nottingham Forest – the club that won the European Cup Winners Cup twice in a row from 1978 to 1980 – is in the group with 35 points.

The opening round of the Premier League will kick off this weekend. The tournament will pause after the round of 16 on November 13 to make room for the 2022 World Cup, and resume from December 26 with traditional matches on Gifting Day.