Manchester City and Manchester United will both finish above Liverpool this season, according to the latest supercomputer predictor.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘s team were emphatic on Tuesday evening as they thumped Southampton 9-0 and subsequently moved back to four points ahead of reigning champions Liverpool.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, meanwhile, were beaten 1-0 against Brighton at Anfield and with Leicester City’s 2-0 win over Fulham, the Foxes are now in third place.
Liverpool have now lost their last two home games and sit seven points adrift of table-topping City going into Sunday’s clash with Guardiola’s men.
According to FiveThirtyEight, City are the overwhelming favourites to reclaim the Premier League title from the Merseyside club this season.
The supercomputer has given Guardiola ‘s side a massive 88% likelihood of being crowned champions this term.
United will finish second, the predictor claims, with just a 7% chance of pipping their city rivals to their first league title since the 2012/13 season.
Liverpool are predicted to finish in third place and have just a 4% chance of successfully defending their title.
In the Champions League, City are also the ‘most likely’ team to be triumphant in the competition, with a 33% opportunity.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich are joint-second, with 14%, while Liverpool have a 9% chance of being crowned champions of Europe for the second time in three seasons.
However, United – who were knocked out in the Champions League group stage – are now in the Europa League, where they will face Real Sociedad in the next round.
Solskjaer’s side are deemed as big favourites to win the European tournament, with a 14% chance, with Bayer Leverkusen, Leicester City, Napoli, Tottenham and Arsenal all joint-second (7%).