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Soccer Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions  

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The English Premier League is a mercurial mistress. Countless types of logic and endless metrics inform the plethora of statisticians and odds makers tracking the league table week-to-week, month-to-month, season-to-season. From the long-game academic analysis of Soccernomics to the quantifiable metrics of Opta, sources and methods for predicting the Premier League table come May are bountiful and diverse. 

In the 2000s, the logic of wealth has become undeniable in the Premier League. With its influx of tremendous amounts of oil money, Manchester City has become a European power to reckon with. Ditto with Roman Abramovich and Chelsea. Yet, when Sir Alex Ferguson was still behind the reigns of Manchester United and attracting the world's top talent, it was clear that the power of wealth means nothing without the right manager and combination of players. 

Still, even considering the power of wealth to buy the best players in the world, there's no perfect way to predict the Prem table come May. In 2015, Leicester City blew the world's collective mind by winning the league. Tottenham and Everton spend significantly less money than most other teams, yet consistently finish in the top 10 in the 2010s. Perhaps the only real way to predict the final Premier League table is random guess work; it's certainly the most fun way to do so, and with the state of the league in 2016, maybe the only way to get things right. 

1
3,636 2,148
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Manchester United F.C. Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

2
1,962 2,295
Manchester City F.C. is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

3
1,588 2,112
Liverpool F.C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Liverpool F.C

4
1,675 2,314
Chelsea F.C. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Chelsea F.C. Fulham

5
1,573 2,206
Arsenal F.C. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Arsenal F.C. Holloway

6
1,304 1,819
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

7
1,116 1,836
Leicester City F.C. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

8
911 1,507
Everton F.C. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Everton F.C. Liverpool

9
947 1,642
West Ham United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

10
767 1,395
Southampton F.C. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Southampton F.C. Southampton

11
662 1,365
Bournemouth F.C is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Bournemouth F.C

12
648 1,339
Watford F.C. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Watford F.C. Watford

13
653 1,353
Crystal Palace F.C. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Crystal Palace F.C. South Norwood

14
661 1,376
Stoke City F.C. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

15
642 1,343
Swansea City A.F.C. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions

16
663 1,388
Middlesbrough F.C. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Middlesbrough F.C. Middlesbrough

17
665 1,404
Hull City A.F.C. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Hull City A.F.C. Kingston upon Hull

18
666 1,454
Burnley F.C. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Burnley F.C. Burnley

19
653 1,453
Sunderland A.F.C. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions
Sunderland A.F.C. Sunderland, Tyne and Wear

20
618 1,379
West Bromwich Albion F.C. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Predictions for Final Premier League Table Positions