We’re just hours away from the 2022/23 Premier League campaign getting underway, and predictions are rolling in from all over the place.
Many pundits are expecting the title race to go down to the wire again with the majority seeing the usual duopoly of Liverpool and Manchester City dominating proceedings.
But where will City and United ultimately end up?
With the talking heads and bookmakers already having their say, the next logical place to harvest a prediciton from is popular video game franchise FIFA.
Ahead of the new campaign, BonusFinder put together the current squads of each team based on their summer transfer activity in FIFA 22, and simulated the upcoming Premier League season.
They ran the simulation 200 times and produced an average table based on the results.
Check out the final standings, from 20th to first, below...
1. 20th - AFC Bournemouth - 28 Pts
It looks bleak for AFC Bournemouth. Relegation back to the Championship was an expected outcome for a squad lacking proven Premier League quality. Photo: Mike Hewitt
2. 19th - Crystal Palace - 31 Pts
According to FIFA, Patrick Viera’s second season in charge ended in relegation. Palace just seemed to get stuck in a rut that they couldn’t climb out of. Photo: Will Russell
3. 18th - Southampton - 32 Pts
The simulations predict that Southampton’s 10 year stint in the Premier League will come to an end. They’ve finished in the bottom half for the past five seasons. Photo: Marc Atkins
4. 17th - Fulham - 35 Pts
You suspect Fulham would definitely take a 17th placed finish over a return to the Championship. Photo: Paul Harding