The Sky Sports Predictor has given us a final Premier League table for the 2018/19 season.

Their predictions are based on stats and no surprise to see Manchester City at the top of their predicted table.

With then the usual suspects making up the rest of their top six.

They have Leicester to be best of the rest in seventh, with Burnley building on last season’s relative success in eighth, then a bit of a surprise to see Crystal Palace in ninth place in these predictions.

The Sky Sports Predictor an algorithm to forecast all results and give us this final 2018/19 table and it is based on a system called ELO, originally set up to rate chess players.

For Sky Sports and the Premier League – it takes into account form, who your team still has left to play, and how well a team has done in previous seasons.

For Newcastle United fans, they will be pleasantly surprised to see a predicted finish of 11th.

However, like all wholly stats based systems, it does have certain flaws…

When making these Premier League table predictions, this summer’s transfers are not taken into account.

So for example, Wolves and Fulham spending around £70m so far is not taken into account, nor is Newcastle United currently sitting on a summer transfer profit of around £30m.

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As you can see, another stand out is West Ham forecasted to be 17th, this despite the Hammers having a net spend of more than £100m higher than Newcastle United (West Ham plus £75m and Newcastle minus £30m).

Needless to say, I think every Newcastle United fan would take this table above now, if offered as a guaranteed final outcome this coming season.

Also, still 30 hours to go in the transfer market!



  • Milburn_Taylor

    Rubbish

  • toonterrier

    Eleventh place. Not a hope in hell. Survival hopefully but wouldn’t bet on it. More interested in who our new manager will be when Rafa walks away unless fatty decides to sack him for not winning the league.

    • Peter C

      My money is on Fat Sam, mark my words.

      P.S. Hope I’m totally wrong, but a pair made in heaven, the obese twins.

      Ashley stated, not so long ago, that he regretted getting rid of him.

      • Kneebotherm8

        I agree…

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Someone with zero self respect….so aye Fat SAM!

  • Ben Jones

    It’s game over now for investors since the invention of the net spend championship, all future seasons will now always be judged on this figure and investors know this

  • magpiefifer

    Some very strange predictions – including us!
    I can’t agree with the Palace,Wolves and West Ham positions for starters,anf if we finish 11th Rafa will deserve a knighthood!!!!!

    • Peter C

      And a Nobel Prize.

      • Ram Kishore

        Nobel prize for economics to Lee

  • Ron

    Looking at the list just to hope who will finish below us is scary, my hopes are Watford, Southampton and Cardiff. I won’t be holding my breath after the summer
    we’ve had. We had a great opportunity to strengthen a good squad but Ashley put paid to that. ASHLEY OUT.

  • TheFatController

    11th? Are the training facilities a little worse than last season?

  • Leazes.

    You cant predict things but you can make assessments based on the strength of squads….

    There are two Leagues…..
    ….. the clubs who are going for Europe and the clubs trying to avoid relegation….

    …. we are in the cannon fodder section where there will probably be little difference between tenth and twentieth, and the final position governed by injuries or lack of them to the first team and adequate squad cover which also makes for competition.

    The bus was an ugly novelty last year but the opposition will see it coming this time….probably nothing anyone can do anyway.

    That is the extent of my ‘prediction’. Ashleys Advertising hoarding to survive somewhere in no man’s land….again.

  • Foggy

    Aye and everybody and their mother predicted that PoS Clinton would win the US election. Signed, no confidence in so-called experts, polls, predictions…..

    • glassjawsh-got-banned

      never underestimate the american public’s remarkable ability to vote against their own interests

    • MadMag83

      Like how the remain vote was supposed to win….

  • MadMag83

    Leicester won’t finish that high for a start, no Mahrez.

    Newcastle, Watford, Cardiff and Huddersfield to scarp it out at the bottom.

    Fulham to push for a top ten place.

  • HarryHype59

    Wolves, West Ham and Fulham will finish above NUFC. Cardiff, Watford ,Southampton, Palace and Bournemouth MAY!! finish below NUFC.

  • FatParosite

    My prediction…?? Pathetic NUFC fans swallow zero pride and shuffle back to watch $hite Direct United whatever happens.

  • SuperDesHamilton

    I’d take that right now looking at how meh our squad is. Wolves have made some fantastic signings they’ll be 7th or 8th