Stoke City face a huge final 10 games in their fight to preserve their Championship status – and a supercomputer has been used to predict how it might turn out.
The Potters are just two points above the dotted line in the midst of a relegation fight that involves almost the entire bottom half of the table.
Luton Town’s recent run of form has pulled them back into the mix for what promises to be a nail-biting run in for all involved, while Wigan have powered clear of the drop zone when they appear doomed just a few weeks ago.
Sadly, the Football Web Pages supercomputer does not predict a happy ending for the Potters and tips them to slip out of the division by a single point after a final-day defeat at Nottingham Forest.
Huddersfield Town and Middlesbrough, both finishing on 50 points, will lose their games on the final day too, but Stoke’s 1-0 defeat to Sabri Lamouchi’s side will condemn them to League One football knowing that a single goal would have sent the Terriers down in their place.
The Potters’ predicted run-in features a couple of welcome wins over fellow strugglers Boro and Barnsley, but it is a run of draws that does for them in the final outcome.
The Football Web Sites supercomputer uses statistics from each and every Championship game this season to calculate the probability of a Stoke City victory. This how it sees those final 10 games going…
Stoke City 1-1 Hull City
Reading 1-1 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-0 Middlesbrough
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Wigan Athletic 1-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-0 Barnsley
Leeds United 2-0 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-1 Birmingham City
Bristol City 2-1 Stoke City
Stoke City 1-1 Brentford
Nottingham Forest 1-0 Stoke City
(Stoke City relegated by a single points on final day.)