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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winners – Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City Rated

James Hilsum

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Supercomputer Predicts The Champions League Winners – Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City Rated

A supercomputer has predicted who will the Champions League with the chances of Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City and Manchester United all rated.

PA: Sadio Mane celebrates scoring against Atletico Madrid.
PA: Sadio Mane celebrates scoring against Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool became the first English club to book their place in the last-16, as a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid at Anfield secured their place in the knockout stages for a fifth consecutive season.

Chelsea and Man City are now within touching distance of confirming their participation in Europe's premier cup competition in the New Year, while Man United still have a fair bit of work to do going into their final two group stage matches.

The guys at fivethirtyeight.com have rated all of their prospects of winning the prize in St Petersburg using a complex algorithm, and makes for optimistic viewing if you are a City or Liverpool fan.

Here is the list in full.

32. Besiktas - 0% chance of winning

31. Malmo - 0%

30. RB Leipzig - 0%

29. Dynamo Kiev - <1%

28. Sheriff Tiraspol - <1%

27. Club Brugge - <1%

26. Zenit St. Petersburg - <1%

25. Young Boys - <1%

24. Shakhtar Donetsk - <1%

23. AC Milan - <1%

22. Lille - <1%

21. Sporting Lisbon - <1%

20. Sevilla - <1%

19. Wolfsburg - <1%

18. Benfica - <1%

17. Atalanta - <1%

16. Villarreal - <1%

15. FC Porto - <1%

14. Red Bull Salzburg - 1%

13. Borussia Dortmund - 1%

12. Juventus - 1%

11. Atletico Madrid - 2%

10. Manchester United - 2%

9. Barcelona - 2%

8. Inter Milan - 3%

7. Paris Saint-Germain - 3%

6. Real Madrid - 4%

5. Chelsea - 9%

4. Ajax - 10%

3. Liverpool - 14%

2. Manchester City - 19%

1. Bayern Munich - 25%

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are rated as having the lowest chance of winning the tournament among the English clubs at 2%, sandwiched in between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid.

Reigning champions Chelsea are fifth in the list with a 9% chance, while Liverpool and Man City are third and second favourites at 14% and 19% respectively.

But all of the English sides have been trumped by Bayern Munich, who have a 25% chance of claiming a seventh European crown, which would move them joint second on the all-time honours list alongside AC Milan.

PA: Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring against Benfica.
PA: Robert Lewandowski celebrates scoring against Benfica.

Julian Nagelsmann's men have been in imperious form in the Champions League with four wins from four games, scoring 17 goals and conceding just 2.

Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick helped guarantee a straightforward passage into the knockout stages, following a 5-2 win over Benfica on Wednesday.

Whatever happens, it will be interesting to see what unfolds come May in Russia's second-largest city.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United, Robert Lewandowski, Atletico Madrid, UEFA, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Julian Nagelsmann

James Hilsum
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