MANCHESTER CITY have been predicted to win the 2020-21 Premier League title with a supercomputer also stating Arsenal will finish seventh.
The Citizens go into the campaign as slight favourites ahead of Liverpool having brought in the likes of Nathan Ake and Ferran Torres.
This season has the potential to be the most competitive to date, with all top clubs strengthening their squads, with plenty of more signings to come up until the end of the window.
But it is City who have been predicted to win the league by the data analysts at fivethirtyeight.com.
They have predicted where each team will finish and how many points they will achieve.
Using a Soccer Power Index system, they have worked out offensive ratings for each team, and have calculated how many goals they should score in each fixture.
Their SPI ratings are worked out using their rating from the previous season, and their current market value.
And having calculated every fixture, they have stated that City will triumph with 88 points – seven more points than they racked up last term.
Liverpool have been predicted to finish as runners-up with 81 points – down a whopping 18 from their title-winning campaign.
It is the same top four as last season, with Manchester United once again coming in third, with Chelsea swiftly following in fourth.
Just missing out on a Champions League spot is Tottenham, with Brendan Rodgers' Leicester side set for another exceptional campaign in sixth.
Arsenal are up one spot from last term in seventh, with Wolves, Everton and Southampton completing the top ten.
Newcastle – who were hoping to push for a European place if their £300million takeover was completed – are predicted to just avoid relegation.
All three newly-promoted sided have been backed to return to the Championship, despite many pundits giving them a chance to stay up.
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