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BT Sport Predict Entire 2019/20 Season With Man City Winning Third Title In A Row

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BT Sport Predict Entire 2019/20 Season With Man City Winning Third Title In A Row

BT Sport have used advanced data to predict what will happen in the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League in the upcoming season.

We all know that it's incredibly difficult to script the great game we all love because of its sheer unpredictability but BT have enlisted the help of Squawka, Opta and Google to do some serious number-crunching.

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They've then put together an artificial intelligence (AI) driven script for 2019/20 - including every scoreline, Golden Boot and Golden Glove winners as well as overall victors in the aforementioned competitions.

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The explanation of the super-computer reads: "Using machine learning (ML), the system calculated the relative strengths of each team rating attacking strength (goals) and defensive solidity (goals conceded) based on historic data from thousands of matches over previous seasons.

"It then worked out the probability of every conceivable scoreline for all future games - home and away - as well as goalscorers and assist makers.

"Random events that could occur during a season - such as injuries and player transfers - were simulated to give an even more accurate set of predictions. Finally, the data was brought to life in an action-packed script - telling the story of the season for every team, adding data visualisation to dramatise the key stats."

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Premier League:

Manchester City win a record-tying third Premier League trophy in a row after amassing 94 points and losing just two games to finish six points ahead of runners up Liverpool.

Tottenham take third spot, while Chelsea take the final Champions League spot after finishing one point ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United.

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Image: BT Sport

Promoted sides Sheffield United and Norwich are relegated alongside Newcastle. Mohamed Salah wins the Golden Boot for the third consecutive season after hitting 29 goals in the league, while it's Ederson who narrowly edges out his compatriot Alisson in the Golden Gloves' race.

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Image: BT Sport

Raheem Sterling's 13 assists are enough to give him the Playmaker of the Year award, with teammate Bernardo Silva (11), Arsenal pair and Alex Iwobi and Mesut Ozil, and Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold not far behind on 11.

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Image: BT Sport

Champions League:

Real Madrid win their 14th European Cup and their fourth Champions League trophy under Zinedine Zidane, seeing off Bayern Munich 3-2 in the Istanbul final.

Los Blancos beat Manchester City, Chelsea and then Barcelona on their route to the final, while Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo break more records.

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Europa League:

Tottenham finished third in the Champions League group and so dropped down into the Europa League, going all the way in European football's secondary competition by beating Genk, Wolves, Napoli, RB Leipzig and Manchester United - the latter in the second consecutive all-English Europa League final.

Image: BT Sport
Image: BT Sport

What are your predictions for the 2019/20 season? Sound off in the comments.

Topics: Manchester City, Spurs, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Premier League, Champions League, BT Sport

Josh Lawless
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