Champions League Super Computer 23/24: Man City 61% likely to retain title

Man Utd out Ro16, Arsenal make semis, and Kane agony in final with Bayern

Manchester City fans invade the pitch after their side won the English Premier League following a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa at The Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, May 22, 2022. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
  • Manchester City have a 61% chance of winning the Champions League
  • Arsenal are tipped to go as far as the semi-final stage, but will be knocked out by one of City or Bayern Munich
  • Manchester United will make it to the Round of 16, but won’t progress to the quarter-final stage
  • Newcastle will also make it as far as the first knockout stage, although they do have a 31% chance of finishing third in their group and dropping into the Europa League

A Champions League Super Computer has given Manchester City a 61% chance of retaining the trophy they clinched back in June in Istanbul.

Data analysts at Best Gambling Sites crunched the raw data points 1000 times to determine as accuarate a prediction as possible, to provide the most statistically sound forecast as possible.

According to the numbers, Manchester City are the overwhelming favourites to lift the famous trophy again as they won 611 times out of 1000.

Unfortunately, their fellow Premier League sides were less fortunate in the competition according to the data, with Arsenal given just a 5.3% chance of going all the way. In fact, they had a 38% chance of reaching the semi-finals, before ultimately being defeated by one of Manchester City or Bayern Munich.

Harry Kane left Tottenham for the German champions in order to taste silverware, but the data suggests a second Champions League final defeat looms large for the England captain. Looking at the numbers, we can see the qualification percentages of every side in the competition, with a third placed finish for Newcastle imminent.

Champions League Complete simulation and progression chances (%)

Man CityG97.10%2.90%0.00%0.00%100.00%97.40%84.60%77.30%61.10%
Bayern MunichA83.70%16.20%0.10%0.00%99.90%80.20%53.80%37.60%13.20%
Real MadridC78.10%21.50%0.40%0.00%99.60%79.20%63.50%30.30%10.30%
Atletico MadridE85.10%12.80%1.80%0.30%97.90%80.80%35.80%5.00%1.50%
Inter MilanD68.90%25.90%4.90%0.30%94.80%68.40%20.40%4.40%1.00%
Man UtdA16.30%80.80%2.80%0.10%97.10%19.70%7.60%3.00%0.80%
FC CopenhagenA0.00%0.30%23.30%76.40%0.30%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%