Supercomputer predicts Manchester United as Champions League winner
A supercomputer has predicted that Manchester United as the favourite to win this season’s Champions League.
The supercomputer’s prediction contradicts bookies’ favourites, Paris Saint-Germain.
The Red Devils who lost their first Champions League campaign to Young Boys, are one of four English sides involved in this season’s competition, alongside reigning European champions Chelsea, Liverpool and cross-city rivals Manchester City.
According to data specialist’s FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer, PSG, who are in Group A alongside Manchester City, have just a four per cent chance of winning the competition, despite boasting, in the eyes of many, the best attacking line in Europe.
According to the supercomputer, it is City that are the favourites to finally lay their hands on their first Champions League crown. They have been given a 16 per cent chance of winning the competition, meaning they are strongly tipped to go one step further than last season, when they were beaten 1-0 in the final by Chelsea in Porto.
United, on the other hand, are considered as having a five per cent chance of winning their first Champions League crown since 2008 – but the supercomputer’s prediction was made prior to Ronaldo’s return, meaning their prospects have no doubt grown stronger.
When at full tilt, United will be able to boast one of the most exciting and talented pool of attacking options that any other club can offer, with Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Ronaldo all within Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s armoury.
As for the other two English clubs in this season’s competition, Chelsea are considered to have a ten per cent chance of retaining their crown, making them the third favourites, whilst Liverpool, six-time winners of the competition, have a 9 per cent chance, meaning they are fourth favourites.
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