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Football Manager has predicted who will win the Premier League

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As one of the most surprising and unpredictable seasons in decades, it would take a brave man to predict what's going to happen next.

A brave machine, however, is more than up to the task - especially when it happens to be the world's leading management game, Football Manager 2016.

They've simulated the remaining 14 games of the season to see what will pan out - and it's bad news for Claudio Ranieri's Foxes, the underdog heroes who currently lead the league by three points.

The simulation predicts that Manchester City will triumph by a single point from Arsenal - close, but no cigar, again - with Leicester thoroughly running out of steam, finishing 11 points off the top spot, picking up just 19 more points from their remaining fixtures, including defeats to Sunderland, West Ham and Swansea.

Spurs will grab the all-important fourth place and entry to the Champions League, beating United's challenge by a point. Trouble for Mr van Gaal ahead then.

A resurgent Chelsea finish 6th - taking 37 points from 14 games (12 wins, one draw and one defeat), with Liverpool finishing in 7th on level points, comfortably ahead of their Merseyside neighbours Everton.

Meanwhile, the unlucky three at the bottom are Aston Villa, who finish bottom by 7 points, Sunderland and Bournemouth. Norwich escape the drop - and by a comfortable margin of 5 points.

Jamie Vardy scores another eight goals for Leciester, with midfielder Riyad Mahrez just missing out of the player of the year award to Arsenal's Mesut Ozil.​

Premier League Prediction

In the Championship, Hull City take the title, with Middlesbrough in second place, while Burnley, Derby, Brighton and Cardiff make the playoffs.

MK Dons, Rotherham and Bolton all suffer the dreaded drop, with Bristol City, Preston and Blackburn edging to safety by a single point.

Championship Prediction

So will this actually happen? Given the way the season's gone so far, we wouldn't put your house on it.

(Images: Rex/Football Manager)

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