Supercomputer Predicts La Liga Winner After Real Madrid Suffered First Defeat

Supercomputer Predicts La Liga Winner After Real Madrid Suffered First Defeat

Isaac Darko
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:16 PM
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  • The 2022/23 Spanish La Liga has been predicted by a supercomputer, following Real Madrid's defeat to Rayo Vallecano
  • The machine has predicted that Barcelona will be crowned champions in Spain in May next year
  • As things stand in the league, Barcelona have pulled two points clear atop the standings

A supercomputer has made a prediction for the final Spanish Primera division standings, after Real Madrid suffered their first loss in Spain's top flight.

Los Blancos suffered a 3-2 defeat to Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Monday night, to leave arch-nemesis Barcelona two points clear at the top.

The loss brings to an end to the perfect start to the season for Carlo Ancelotti's side, and crucially means they stay second on the table.

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A supercomputer has predicted Barcelona will win the 2022/23 La Liga title ahead of Real Madrid. Credit: @ghanaballers
Source: Twitter

According to FiveThirtyEight's supercomputer, noted by Ghanaballers, Real Madrid will surrender the this season's La Liga title to Barcelona this season.

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Per the mystic powers, the Blaugrana are tipped to win the league by as much as 63% in probability, and are expected to amass 88 points by the end of the 2022/23 season.

The algorithm computed that Real Madrid will come second with a probability of 34%. The defending Spanish champions are expected to finish the season with 83 points.

Barcelona forces Pique into action

Meanwhile, Gerard Pique’s retirement from football has been put on hold by Barcelona, after the 35-year-old defender was listed in the Spanish giant’s team to face Osasuna, Sports Brief has reported.

Barcelona will tackle Osasuna at Estadio El Sadar on Thursday night, November 8, as Xavi’s men look to extend their lead at the top of the La Liga table.

According to Football Espana, Pique could be pressed into unexpected action again for the Catalan giants, after injuries depleted the Barca squad ahead of the game.

Xavi vows to win trophies

Sports Brief earlier reported that Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has vowed his side will fight for the available titles, following his side's elimination from the UEFA Champions League.

Barca now drops to the Europa League. The 42-year-old manager has sworn his side 'will leave no stone unturned' to ensure they secure Europe's secondary club tournament, in addition to other domestic competitions.

Under Xavi's reign, Barcelona have picked up only two wins in as many games played in Europe's premier club competition.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)