A super computer has made it’s prediction on Everton being relegated from the Premier League this season after their 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest.
The Toffees took the lead twice at the City Ground (5 March) thanks to goals from Demarai Gray and Abdoulaye Doucoure, but couldn’t hold out as Brennan Johnson equalised twice to ensure the points were shared.
But after running the data on FiveThirtyEight (6 March), Everton are now likely to finish in the bottom three after the result, which would bring to an end their ever-present stay in the Premier League come May.
According to their statistics Everton are likely to end the season on 34 points, two points behind Nottingham Forest in 17th place. They say there is a 58% chance of relegation now.
Bournemouth and Southampton are most likely to join them in the Championship next season, with both teams predicted to finish on 33 points for the season.
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The result and performance against Forest was certainly an encouraging one from Sean Dyche’s team, with plenty of fight and grit from the players on the pitch.
But once again we just didn’t have enough about us to get over the line with all three points, and we find ourselves still in the bottom three.
We need more from the players and staff to start turning these results into wins, because draws simply aren’t enough right now with 13 games remaining in the season.
We have games against the teams in and around us and we have to win them to build momentum and also to move away from the bottom, to give ourselves a chance.
Right now our destiny is not in our own hands and we need favours from other teams, and as time ticks on that obviously makes life a lot harder. We have to find a way to start winning games to prove doubters and this super computer wrong.