FOOTBALL is back and the Premier League is in action on June 17 – but we have all the results here and now!
In an amazing signature, SunSport teamed up with Sportradar, the world’s largest sports data provider, to show you the outcome of all the 92 games remaining at the end of the 2019/20 season, using exciting simulated reality .The statistics giant has compiled all the figures, populated the form and other relevant data into its artificial intelligence (AI) machine to arrive at its predictions.
For example, did Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, 25 points ahead of his closest rivals at the end of the season, win his first Premier League title?
Well, we can tell you that the simulation suggests that Liverpool is weakening a bit as Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City finished with a splash to close the gap to 12 points, but Reds fans have always been able to wear a toast to their club’s long-awaited success.
But which three teams have been relegated? Who entered the Champions League next season? Who ended up in the Europa League spots?
Well, we have all the answers and we are sure our results will be the biggest topic of discussion for action-hungry football fans since the coronavirus lockdown started.
Simulated reality can even tell you how many shots on and off target each team had in each game – and how many corners.
Next Wednesday, the season starts anew – and we anticipate goals galore when Aston Villa will face Sheffield United and Manchester City will meet Arsenal.
We expect an explosive opening day with Villa coming home 3-2 against Sheffield United and Manchester City defeating Arsenal 7-3 in an incredible ten-goal thriller.
One of the biggest battlegrounds is the scrap metal of a coveted place in the Champions League.
Liverpool have already secured their entry into the best club competition in Europe and Manchester City, second, is almost there, while Leicester is also off to a good start in the Champions League.
But the potential two-year UEFA ban on Manchester City could prove good news for their rivals, including United.
As it stands, there is a massive fight between Chelsea and Manchester United for the last of the last four positions, with the Spurs still holding out hope of joining the European elite next season.
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea currently have the advantage over United, but will Jose Mourinho inspire his team to finish in front of Stamford Bridge’s outfit?
The Spurs are the big outsiders of this race and their English striker Harry Kane estimates that Tottenham must win eight of their last nine games to secure a place in the Champions League. Do the simulations suggest that they will handle it?
At the other end of the table, Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich are all battling the dreaded fall. Which of them has survived the last three?
Brighton, West Ham and Watford were also in great difficulty. Are they all staying safe?
According to our simulations, the first weekend of post-virus action saw the Spurs suffer a major setback when they tied 2-2 at home against Manchester United.
On the same day, Chelsea proved to be too good for the 2-0 winning Aston Villa relegation candidates.
And Everton fans were very pleased after keeping champion-elect Liverpool in a 1-1 draw.
But we don’t think Everton will keep that shape. Our simulation is for them to lose 4-2 at Norwich in the second week, giving the East Anglians three huge points in their attempt to ward off relegation.
Also in the second week, Liverpool and Manchester City have comfortable wins, but the hopes of the Spurs Champions League are almost dashed when they lost 3-1 at home to their London rivals, West Ham.
The third week has more store shocks. In the background, Villa won yet another crucial victory, this time in their home game against the Wolves, while Norwich and Brighton were beaten and West Ham remained in good shape after their victory over Tottenham with a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea.
At the other end of the table, Man City beat Liverpool 2-1 at home in the long-delayed clash of the big two as the Anfield team lost more points.
Week four top-down confrontation sees Liverpool hold on to a tight win over Villa, while relegation contenders Norwich and Brighton draw 0-0, a result that helps the South Coast more than its opponents. .
The two Manchester teams had four goals: City beat Southampton 4-0 and United won 4-1 against Bournemouth, while Everton and Tottenham shared six goals in a 3-3 draw.
The highlight of week five is a surprise 2-0 defeat for Manchester City at home against Newcastle, while Liverpool take a narrow 1-0 win at Brighton.
There is another setback for Liverpool in week six as they cannot draw 1-1 at home against Burnley, while Man City wins 4-1 in Brighton. In the great North London derby, the Spurs beat Arsenal 2-0.
In week 7, Arsenal got back into shape with a superb 2-0 home victory over league leaders Liverpool.
The Spurs stay in shape in week eight, beating Newcastle 3-0 away, while relegation wrestlers Bournemouth, Villa and Norwich are all defeated.
Week eight sees Norwich gain a point, while Bournemouth and Villa are both beaten and all three appear doomed to play in the championship next season.
Liverpool, although assured of the title, ensures that they limp well over the line as they are beaten again – this time at home against Chelsea, which would make an unbelievable three defeats in nine despite losing once between January 2019 and now.
The last week of the season, Arsenal defeated Watford in the Emirates and the Spurs lost for the second consecutive week, but Mourinho’s men cling to finish against bitter rivals at goal difference and secure the Gunners’ worst league since 1995.
How’s it going?
“Technology uses our historical database to create a large number of different game situations, outcomes and games.
“Simulated football matches reflect the team’s form and normal match conditions, using a decade of historical and statistical data to produce an immeasurable number of data points.
“We have created a product that truly reflects the experience of the fans when you watch and bet on a real game. It is completely new and unique in the industry.
“Simulated reality gives us an opportunity to model how real games would play out like they would play out in real stadiums, which we think is incredibly exciting for the fans. “
But that’s still not enough for Champions League football at White Hart Lane next season as Manchester United squeezes into fifth position, knocking Sheffield United off the goal difference while the Wolves must also settle for a place in the Europa League.
Basically, however, Bournemouth wins at Everton and Villa draws with West Ham, but that cannot save the Cherries and the Hammers ensuring their survival in the Premier League with the Midlanders down.
Norwich loses in Man City and also loses his place in the elite. Right above them, Brighton and Watford also racked up enough points to save themselves.
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The 92 expected results
Manchester City Arsenal 7-3
Aston Villa Sheffield United 2-3
Aston Villa Chelsea 0-2
AFC Bournemouth Crystal Palace 2-2
Brighton and Hove Albion Arsenal 1-1
Everton Liverpool 1-1
Manchester City Burnley 2-0
Newcastle United Sheffield United 1-1
Norwich City Southampton 2-0
Tottenham Hotspur Manchester United 2-2
Watford Leicester City 0-0
West Ham United Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-2
Burnley Watford 1-0
Chelsea Manchester City 1-4
Leicester City Brighton and Hove Albion 3-0
Liverpool Crystal Palace 2-0
Manchester United Sheffield United 2-2
Newcastle United Aston Villa 1-0
Norwich City Everton 4-2
Southampton Arsenal 2-0
Tottenham Hotspur West Ham United 1-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers AFC Bournemouth 3-1
Norwich City Arsenal 0-1
Aston Villa Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-0
AFC Bournemouth Newcastle United 0-2
Brighton and Hove Albion Manchester United 1-2
Crystal Palace Burnley 2-2
Everton Leicester City 2-3
Manchester City Liverpool 2-1
Sheffield United Tottenham Hotspur 3-0
Watford Southampton 2-0
West Ham United Chelsea 1-0
Burnley Sheffield United 1-0
Chelsea Watford 3-0
Leicester City Crystal Palace 1-0
Liverpool Aston Villa 2-1
Manchester United AFC Bournemouth 4-1
Newcastle United West Ham United 0-0
Norwich City Brighton and Hove Albion 0-0
Southampton Manchester City 0-4
Tottenham Hotspur Everton 3-3
Wolverhampton Wanderers Arsenal 1-1
Arsenal Leicester City 1-1
Aston Villa Manchester United 1-2
AFC Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur 0-1
Brighton and Hove Albion Liverpool 0-1
Crystal Palace Chelsea 0-0
Everton Southampton 2-1
Manchester City Newcastle United 0-2
Sheffield United Wolverhampton Wanderers 1-1
Watford Norwich City 2-0
West Ham United Burnley 0-0
Aston Villa Crystal Palace 2-3
AFC Bournemouth Leicester City 1-2
Brighton and Hove Albion Manchester City 1-4
Liverpool Burnley 1-1
Manchester United Southampton 1-2
Norwich City West Ham United 1-1
Sheffield United Chelsea 2-2
Tottenham Hotspur Arsenal 2-0
Watford Newcastle United 0-1
Wolverhampton Wanderers Everton 2-1
Arsenal Liverpool 2-0
Burnley Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1
Chelsea Norwich City 3-0
Crystal Palace Manchester United 1-1
Everton Aston Villa 2-1
Leicester City Sheffield United 1-3
Manchester City AFC Bournemouth 5-0
Newcastle United Tottenham Hotspur 0-3
Southampton Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2
West Ham United Watford 0-1
Aston Villa Arsenal 1-2
AFC Bournemouth Southampton 1-2
Brighton and Hove Albion Newcastle United 1-0
Liverpool Chelsea 1-2
Manchester United West Ham United 1-1
Norwich City Burnley 2-2
Sheffield United Everton 3-3
Tottenham Hotspur Leicester City 0-1
Watford Manchester City 1-4
Wolverhampton Wanderers Crystal Palace 0-0
Watford Arsenal 2-0
Burnley Brighton and Hove Albion 1-2
Chelsea Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0
Crystal Palace Tottenham Hotspur 3-1
Everton AFC Bournemouth 0-1
Leicester City Manchester United 4-2
Manchester City Norwich City 2-1
Newcastle United Liverpool 1-4
Southampton Sheffield United 0-0
West Ham United Aston Villa 2-2