Every week the web-based supercomputer “FiveThirtyEight” predicts the chances of becoming the champion of every league in the major leagues and European championships, from the Champions League, through the English Premier League, the Bundesliga, the Spanish League, the French League, the Italian League and finally the European League.
Through a series of variables obtained using data from several providers, such as Opta or Transfer Market, they obtain rankings for each team that allow them to first predict the results for each match and for each competition. Based on this system, 20,000 simulations are launched for each league , according to the Monte Carlo method, in which the odds of each team in the competition are taken in order to determine the percentage of the winning team.
In the Champions League, two big candidates came, namely Manchester City and Bayern Munich, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain, Liverpool and the current champion, Real Madrid.
While in the European League, Barcelona comes with the most options with Arsenal, despite the poor results of the Spanish club in the Champions League, as the supercomputer sees the Catalan team as the biggest candidate to win the European League, ahead of Arsenal and Ajax.
While in the five major leagues, the computer sees that it will be the year of Barcelona in Spain, Manchester City in England, Naples in Italy, and, as is customary recently, Bayern Munich is the undisputed champion in Germany and Paris Saint-Germain, the King of France.