The latest points predicting “Super Computer” believes that we will stay up by the skin of our teeth this season.
Stat site FiveThirtyEight has looked at the remaining fixtures and calculated every side’s total points to produce a projected Premier League table come May 23.
Despite having a trickier run in than Fulham, the results show us finishing just ONE point above our London counterparts in the fight for top flight survival, having us ending with 36 points and the Cottagers on 35.
This indicates that they’re backing us to pick up another eight points in our final nine games, suggesting that two wins and two draws might be enough to keep us in the division.
They also back Brighton and Burnley to pull well clear on 43 points, with their top four consisting of Man City, Man Utd, Leicester and Chelsea – meaning Liverpool are being backed to miss out on Champions League football next season!
Here’s their predicted Premier League table in full:
Interestingly, they believe both ourselves and Scott Parker’s men have a 47% chance of relegation, which indicates that it is almost like a toss of the coin with the race set to go down to the wire.
Our final game of the season sees us travel to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in what will be a dramatic last day of the campaign.
It will likely be a play-off final to see who will earn their right to play in the Premier League next season, although it may well be decided before that should we fail to beat Sheffield United at St James’ Park the week prior.