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Supercomputer predicts who will UEFA Champions League

The use of a supercomputer to help predict the outcome of a competition, such as the Premier League, has become rather traditional each year these days.

Of course, there is more data available than ever which is why so many are able to crunch the numbers and make expert predictions and detailed analyses, such as us at TotalFootballAnalysis, but it must be said that whilst the data is always a great indicator, what happens on the pitch could actually be completely different and depend on the day.

Nonetheless, it is always interesting to take a look at these data resources as they can help those who look for the best sportsbooks to make a bet with according to sportskokladenje24 and the guys at FiveThirtyEight have not failed to disappoint.

The company are also specialists in data crunching and have provided football fans with an outcome that may come as a surprise to some: Manchester City are the favoured team to win the 21/22 UEFA Champions League.

After the competition was drawn in Istanbul on Thursday, the analysts got to work and decided to reveal the percentage outcome that each team had of potentially lifting the trophy next summer.

Here is the full list and the chances that they have of winning one of football’s most prestigious prizes:

32. Sheriff Tiraspol – <1% chance of winning

31. Malmo – <1%

30. Dynamo Kyiv – <1%

29. Besiktas – <1%

28. Club Brugge – <1%

27. BSC Young Boys – <1%

26. Shakhtar Donetsk – <1%

25. Lille – <1%

24. Zenit St. Petersburg – <1%

23. Sporting CP – <1%

22. AC Milan – <1%

21. Villarreal – <1%

20. FC Porto – <1%

19. Benfica – <1%

18. Wolfsburg – <1%

17. FC Salzburg – 1%

16. Atalanta – 1%

15. Sevilla – 2%

14. Juventus – 2%

13. Inter Milan – 4%

12. Atletico Madrid – 4%

11. Borussia Dortmund – 4%

10. Paris Saint-Germain – 4%

9. RB Leipzig – 4%

8. Ajax – 5%

7. Manchester United – 5%

6. Real Madrid – 6%

5. Barcelona – 8%

4. Liverpool – 9%

3. Chelsea – 10%

2. Bayern Munich – 11%

1. Manchester City – 16%

As mentioned, Manchester City have been worked out to be the favourites to win the competition, with a distance of 5% of Bayern Munich who are considered to be second on the list. Although 5% may not sound a lot, it is certainly a huge number in regards to this list.

Current reigning UEFA Champions League champions, Chelsea, are thought to have the next-best chance of winning the competition this season with Thomas Tuchel’s side having 10% of a chance, 1% higher than Liverpool and 2% higher than FC Barcelona who round out the top 5 despite all their issues and their first campaign without Lionel Messi.

PSG – who will have Messi with them for this campaign – are actually 10th on the list which should be considered a surprise given that they signed Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos and Georginio Wijnaldum as well.