Opta's AI supercomputer names its Premier League week two predictions

Opta’s AI supercomputer names its Premier League week two results predictions: Man United look set to lose at Tottenham… and only one team has a worse chance than Newcastle!

  •  The Premier League’s second game week as served up some excellent fixtures
  • Man United travel to Tottenham, while there are three London derbies 
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 The Opta AI supercomputer has submitted it’s results predictions for the Premier League’s second game week, with Liverpool given the best chance of securing three points as they take on Bournemouth at home.

The same fixture last season saw the Reds win 9-0, and effectively end Scott Parker’s time at the Cherries, and Opta hasn’t given them much hope this year with just a 7.6 per cent chance of winning, while Liverpool’s chances are up at 75.8 per cent.

Arsenal are the away team with the best hopes as the computer give them a 45 per cent chance of taking three points from Crystal Palace, who are the least fancied home side with a 26.3 per cent chance of winning.

 The Gunners have won four of their last five meetings in the league and most recently won 4-1 in March.

Opta is also backing Tottenham to pick up their first win of the season at home to Manchester United, while Newcastle are the second least fancied side with an 11.1 per cent  prediction on their winning at the Etihad.

Eddie Howe’s men may have made it into the Champions League last season but the computer still heavily backs Man City  (69 per cent) to pull off a home victory.

The reverse fixture at the start of last season was a thriller, with Newcastle taking a 3-1 lead before City snatched a point. 

Despite being trounced 5-1 by the Magpies in their opening game, Aston Villa are given a respectable (45.9 per cent) chance of winning at home to Everton, who failed to score in their season opener against Fulham despite having 19 shots at goal. 

Nottingham Forest are given the best chance of a draw in their home clash with Sheffield United (30.4 per cent), while Brighton are surprisingly close behind (30.2 per cent) ahead of their trip to Wolves. 

Fulham’s clash with Brentford is predicted to be one of the more even games this weekend, with a home win (35.7 per cent), draw (29.4 per cent) and away win (34.9 per cent) all given relatively even chances.

The computer also seems unsure about how to call Chelsea’s visit to West Ham with just a 7.2 per cent gap between the three results.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were impressive as they drew 1-1 with Liverpool in their first game of the season, and will be boosted by Romeo avia and Moises Caicedo’s arrivals at the club.

The Hammers begun their season with a hard-fought draw at Bournemouth, and will be hoping for a more convincing result in their first home game of 2023/24. 

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