With not long to go until The Championship comes to its big, mad conclusion, and with most teams having eight matches left to play, Football Manager has predicted how it’s all going to end. And it’s tighter at the top than you’d think.
Working alongside Sky Sports, the management simulator has simulated the remaining games and thinks that current leaders Norwich City are destined to become the champions this season. But only just. They reckon that they’ll be run close by Sheffield United, the team occupying second place, who will finish by only a point behind them.
After a barnstorming start to the season, Marcelo Bielsa’s Leeds are in for disappointment. They’re going to lose in the play-offs to West Bromwich Albion. The Baggies are bouncing straight back up to the Premier League after defeating former manager Tony Pulis in the semifinals. Sorry Leeds fans.
Apparently, at the other end of the table, there’s going to be no change to the current bottom three. Ipswich are dead last, and FM thinks they’re only going to pick up another four points between now and May and be joined in League One by Bolton and Rotherham. The latter might have stayed up if they’d been allowed to keep on-loan Ryan Manning, but, by the look of it, QPR took him back just to spite them. The Hoops have finished somewhere in the middle, again.
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