FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer has predicted that Southampton will avoid relegation from the Premier League this season with a 15th place in the top division.

Ralph Hasenhuttl made it clear in the summer that a top ten placement was the goal, even if avoiding relegation is celebrated as a success in St. Mary’s.

And the supercomputer says Saints should keep a five-point gap with 42 points and a goal difference of -15, while Norwich City, Watford and Newcastle United are relegated to the championship.

FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer simulates the entire Premier League season over 20,000 times, using expected goals, expected goals conceded, and a complicated probabilistic model to determine the most likely outcome of each game.

In the overall table, Manchester City are expected to win the trophy again in May, followed by Liverpool in second and Chelsea in third.

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Manchester United finished fourth, while Spurs finished fifth and Arsenal finished tenth.

Interestingly, the supercomputer supported Brighton in ninth place, with Everton and West Ham also creeping into the top ten.

Aston Villa, Leeds United and Wolves have the tip to end up in the lower half of the table.

The supercomputer gives Southampton a 22 percent chance of relegation this season, a two percent chance of qualifying for the UEFA Champions League and less than a one percent chance of winning the title.

This is how the supercomputer predicts that the Premier League table will end with the transfer window closed …

1.Manchester City (83 points)

2. Liverpool (77 points)

3. Chelsea (75 points)

4.Manchester United (70 points)

5.Tottenham Hotspur (64 points)

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6. West Ham United (56 points)

7. Everton (56 points)

8. Leicester City (55 points)

9. Brighton (52 points)

10. Arsenal (51 points)

11. Aston Villa (48 points)

12. Leeds United (47 points)

13. Wolves (45 points)

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14. Brentford (42 points)

15. Southampton (42 points)

16. Burnley (38 points)

17. Kristallpalast (38 points)

18.Newcastle United (37 points)

19. Watford (37 points)

20.Norwich City (34 points)

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