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More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (20/1/17)

More Reliable Than An Octopus 2016/17? (20/1/17)

A new season, a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final Premier League positions for 2016/17.

Fans who want to watch the Euro Club Index's final results after each matchday can do so by clicking here.

Who goes down?! Who is the current favourite to lift the title this year.

Well you don't have to guess, the link above will tell you, as will looking further down this piece.

With 21 games played in the Premier League season of 2016/17, the current favourite to lift the title by 70.6% are the current leaders - Chelsea.

The computer currently has them remaining in top spot, ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool with a predicted points total of 86. Nine points clear in fact of both Arsenal and Liverpool and ten points clear of Tottenham Hotspur who they have in fourth place.

Manchester City take fifth place three points ahead of Manchester United who they predict will finish on 72 points for the season.

The three sides currently predicted for the drop are Hull City on 32, Swansea City on 32 also and Sunderland in bottom place on 31 estimated points for the campaign.

With 21 games gone this year there is no fairytale repeat given Leicester City's entirely unexpected success last season, and other sides like Chelsea hugely falling away based on their own expectations - and the top six now contains the clubs you would more naturally expect there but maybe not entirely in the order you'd anticipate.

Looking seventh place and down the table it's also taking on a more expected appearance but Burnley predicted to be in eleventh spot is probably the stand out following their promotion whilst West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City especially will be pleased with their predicted finishes as well.

The one thing that can't be denied with us now past the half way stage is a number of clubs will now be very disappointed with where they find themselves and they'll be looking for a significant turn of form quickly as obviously there's a long way to go yet and plenty of points still up for grabs.

The methodology can be found on the website via the above link.

Pos
Team
Matches
Real Points
Pred Points
Title %
1
Chelsea
21
52
86
70.6
2
Arsenal
21
44
77
9.3
3
Liverpool
21
45
77
8.4
4
Tottenham Hotspur
21
45
76
7.1
5
Manchester City
21
42
75
3.8
6
Manchester United
21
40
72
0.8
7
Everton
21
33
57
0.0
8
West Bromwich Albion
21
29
48
0.0
9
Stoke City
21
27
48
0.0
10
Southampton
21
24
48
0.0
11
Burnley
21
26
46
0.0
12
West Ham
21
25
46
0.0
13
Leicester City
21
21
46
0.0
14
Bournemouth
21
25
43
0.0
15
Watford
21
23
40
0.0
16
Middlesbrough
21
20
38
0.0
17
Crystal Palace
21
16
33
0.0
18
Hull City
21
16
32
0.0
19
Swansea City
21
15
32
0.0
20
Sunderland
21
15
31
0.0


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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday January 20 2017
Time: 11:45AM

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