A Super Computer has predicted the whole Premier League table for 2018/19

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The return of the Premier League is just two days away.

Despite the World Cup concluding less than a month ago and top teams pushing their pre-season campaigns right into the mid-week, the waiting will be over come 19:45 on Friday night.

As a result, both pundits and supporters alike have started to make their predictions for the 2018-19 campaign and the impossible task of drawing up the final table.

While certain sections of the table might appear predictable, forecasting the exact order of teams is incredibly difficult and some shocks simply can't be foreseen.

You only have to look at Leicester City's fairytale run to the title in 2015/16 to get the idea that the 'beautiful game' - particularly on English shores - is just so unpredictable.

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If nothing else, that's certainly the case with the top four with Manchester City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all trying to cram themselves in the Champions League spots.

And even that's not factoring in a potential upset or the sixteen perpetually interchangeable positions beneath it.

Fans would be lying if they don't find it amusing to look back on pre-season predictions, though, and talkSPORT have tried their hands at forecasting in a very scientific manner.

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Super Computer predicts final table

Every year, they wheel out their Super Computer in a bid to predict the entire Premier League from top to bottom, calling on data and statistics to inform their decisions.

For the record, last season they predicted Manchester United to win the title, getting the two Manchester clubs the wrong way round but certainly didn't disgrace themselves.

And now, the Super Computer has churned out their final Premier League table for 2018-19 and it certainly makes for interesting reading.

Check out their results below:

20. Cardiff City
19. Brighton and Hove Albion
18. Huddersfield Town

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17. Bournemouth
16. Southampton
15. Newcastle United
14. Burnley
13. Watford
12. Crystal Palace
11. Wolverhampton Wanderers

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10. Fulham
9. Leicester City
8. West Ham United
7. Everton
6. Tottenham Hostspur
5. Arsenal

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4. Chelsea
3. Manchester United
2. Liverpool
1. Manchester City

So there you have it, the technology is predicting another title win for Manchester City.

They're also forecasting a decent season for Liverpool in second place, usurping United, while Chelsea edge out the north London clubs to make their Champions League return.

Wolves and Fulham both enjoy fantastic finishes on their Premier League returns, while Huddersfield and Brighton suffer a bout of second season syndrome.

On the whole, though, there aren't too many shocks at the top of the table and the Super Computer actually reflects the thoughts on many football fans.

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That being said, retaining the Premier League trophy will be an almighty task, even for a team like Pep Guardiola's City.

No team has won back-to-back titles since United in 2009 and teams like Liverpool will make sure, at the very least, that they have a more difficult title race on their hands.

However, all that said, even a Super Computer's prediction could be found out within a few weeks when Europe's most competitive league gets underway. We can't wait.

Who do you think will win the Premier League this season? Have your say in the comments section below.

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