Supercomputer verdict on Manchester United’s top four hopes and Man City’s title race

The Reds needed three points badly on Saturday following a disappointing loss to FC Copenhagen in the Champions League. Fortunately they were able to bounce back but it took a Victor Lindelof strike just before the hour mark to seal the win.

United&aposs result lifted them to sixth, five points outside the top four but Bettingexpert&aposs supercomputer, BETSiE believes Erik ten Hag&aposs men will not finish that high up come May. The Reds are predicted to finish eighth on 58 points behind the likes of Chelsea and Newcastle who they are above at present.

By the end of the campaign, it is predicted that United will be 12 points behind Newcastle in fourth. Worryingly for the Reds, the algorithm believes Ten Hag&aposs men have just a 3.1 per cent chance of finishing in the top four while a bid for the title is out of the question.

Meanwhile, the news is better for City. The Blues may have dropped points in a thrilling 4-4 draw on Sunday but the supercomputer still thinks they will finish the campaign as champions.

The technology backs Pep Guardiola&aposs men to finish five points above runners-up Arsenal securing 85 points in the process. In terms of the likelihood of City winning the title, BETSiE believes there is a strong 58.8 per cent chance of this happening while it will be virtually impossible for the Blues to finish lower than fourth.