Where Man City and Liverpool FC are tipped to finish in 2019/20 Premier League season
That’s according to spread betting firm Sporting Index, who have predicted the Premier League table based on who their traders are betting.
The prediction says Pep Guardiola’s men will lift the Premier League crown for the third successive season, and they will do so with more comfort than last term.
The race for seventh will be won by Everton, if this prediction is to be believed, with Leicester missing out by one point and Wolves by three. West Ham make up the rest of the top half.
At the bottom, Sporting Index’s traders are backing newcomers Sheffield United and Norwich to go down, along with Brighton, who managed to avoid the drop last term.
Interestingly, Newcastle are expected to struggle as they begin life without Rafa Benitez, being predicted to miss the drop by an average of just 0.5 points.
Aston Villa, Burnley and Bournemouth are all expected to have enough to extend their Premier League stay, but the prediction says they are all in for an uncomfortable campaign.
You can see the predicted table below.
Speaking about the precision, Sporting Index’s head of trading, Neville Burdock, said: “Last season was one of the most exciting we’ve had in the Premier League for many years and we expect the title race to be extremely close yet again.
“Sadly for Liverpool fans we’ve got Man City coming out on top by five points to land a third successive title in a row by five points. Chelsea and Man United fans will be concerned to see their teams sitting outside the top four in our predictions, as we think Arsenal will jump above both and take the final Champions League spot on 70 points.
“It’s always tough for promoted sides to survive their first season in the Premier League, and we think Aston Villa will be the only team to hold on to their top-flight status out of the three newcomers.”