Stat website claims Liverpool have the highest chance of winning Champions League with Barcelona second… while Man United are given less than a one per cent chance of lifting trophy
- Fivethirtyeight specialise in crunching the numbers and came out with verdict
- Liverpool are regarded by them as having 29 per cent chance of winning
- Lionel Messi and Barcelona are only just behind with 27 per cent chance
- Manchester United have been all but ruled out along with Ajax on 1 per cent
A statistics website claims Liverpool are the favourites for the Champions League but give Manchester United less than a one per cent chance of winning the tournament.
Fivethirtyeight specialise in running a number of statistical models and came out with some surprising conclusions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, who are 2-0 up after the quarter-final first leg against Porto, have been given a 29 per cent shot at lifting the trophy.
Liverpool have been given the highest chance of winning this season’s Champions League
Barcelona are second favourites on 27 per cent and then Manchester City, who still have to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Tottenham, are on 21 per cent.
Incredibly, Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo are only given a nine per cent chance of winning.
And the statistics website have all but ruled out Ajax and United, giving them less than one in a hundred chance.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United were all but ruled out by the stats website
Supporters may be left scratching their heads at the verdict from the company founded by Nate Silver, the famous statistician who analyses baseball and elections.
And football is a notoriously difficult game to predict and the quarter-final second leg ties could yet throw up some surprises to alter the forecast.