Sky Sports Premier Predictor: Man Utd to finish above Liverpool

Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp will face off when Manchester United take on Liverpool
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The Sky Sports Premier Predictor is tipping Manchester United to finish above rivals Liverpool in the final Premier League standings - but also says the two giants of English football will miss out on the top four.

Liverpool slipped out of the Champions League qualifying spots following their shock 2-0 defeat by Hull City at the weekend, while United's victory at Leicester moved them to within one point of Jurgen Klopp's side.

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Now, our stats-based prediction system - which uses an algorithm to rank results, previous performances and the difficulty of upcoming fixtures - says Jose Mourinho's men will continue their upward trend, leap-frog the Anfield club, but fall short of qualifying for a place in Europe's elite club competition.

Instead, the Premier Predictor expects Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City and Arsenal to occupy the top four spots, in that order.

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Indeed, Chelsea have been given a 91 per cent chance of winning the Premier League title, following their 3-1 win over Arsenal which leaves them nine points clear at the top of the table with 14 games to play.

Further down the league, Hull City, Sunderland and Crystal Palace are the three sides tipped to go down, with defending champions Leicester predicted to just escape the drop.

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The Sky Sports Premier Predictor also makes weekly predictions for upcoming Premier League matches, and Arsenal, Chelsea, United, and Stoke are seemingly set for wins this weekend.

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Scroll down to see the predicted Premier League table and this week's predicted results…

Sky Sports Premier Predictor - % chance of Premier League finishing position

Team Winner Top 4 Relegated Predicted pts Predictor ranking pts Chance this week
Chelsea 91% 99% <1% 86% 841 28
Tottenham 5% 87% <1% 74% 803 -3
Man City 2% 66% <1% 71% 676 -2
Arsenal 1% 62% <1% 70% 715 -28
Man Utd <1% 41% <1% 68% 674 31
Liverpool <1% 36% <1% 67% 671 -29
Everton <1% 9% <1% 62% 609 18
WBA <1% <1% <1% 55% 490 5
West Ham <1% <1% <1% 50% 462 28
Burnley <1% <1% <1% 49% 417 -7
Stoke <1% <1% 1% 47% 428 -5
Watford <1% <1% 2% 46% 398 7
Southampton <1% <1% 5% 44% 455 -28
Bournemouth <1% <1% 11% 42% 339 -18
Middlesbrough <1% <1% 30% 39% 396 3
Leicester <1% <1% 34% 38% 408 -31
Swansea <1% <1% 35% 38% 349 2
Hull <1% <1% 51% 36% 336 29
Sunderland <1% <1% 60% 35% 347 26
Palace <1% <1% 70% 34% 348 -26

Sky Sports Premier Predictor - weekend predictions

Home team Draw Away team
Bournemouth 20% 22% Man City 58%
Arsenal 83% 11% Hull 7%
Burnley 18% 20% Chelsea 62%
Liverpool 30% 29% Tottenham 41%
Man Utd 75% 16% Watford 9%
Boro 25 % 27% Everton 48%
Stoke 53% 27% Palace 20%
Sunderland 32% 30% Southampton 38%
Swansea 36% 31% Leicester 33%
West Ham 40% 30% West Brom 30%

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