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Sheffield United: This is where a supercomputer thinks the Blades will finish this season based on the first ten matches

It looks like Sheffield United fans should buckle up for an exciting season.

That’s according to a supercomputer’s prediction, as the number crunchers at FiveThirtyEight.com reckon the Blades will finish in 5th place in the Championship at the end of the season.

Sheffield United could be headed for the play-offs this season

Sheffield United could be headed for the play-offs this season

The prediction, based on the results of the first ten matches and a rating system made from data and Soccer Power Index statistics, puts Chris Wilder’s side in the play-off places at the end of the campaign along with Leeds, Brentford and Stoke.

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It has West Brom at the top of the table on 81 points and Middlesbrough as the second automatically promoted team with 78 points.

The Blades, who are currently fourth in the Championship table, are predicted to reach a tally of 74 points and currently have a 33% chance of reaching the play-offs according to the statistics.

Chris Wilder’s side are anticipated to win 21 matches this season and draw 11 with 14 predicted defeats.

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The index goes as far as to calculate expected goal difference of +15 and an average number of goals scored and conceded per match, which are 1.5 and 1.1 respectively for United.

So far this season the Blades have won six of their ten league matches and sit on 19 points.

The full predicted Championship table is as follows:

1. West Brom – 81 pts

2. Middlesbrough – 78 pts

3. Leeds United – 76 pts

4. Brentford – 75 pts

5. Sheffield United – 74 pts

6. Stoke City – 70 pts

7. Aston Villa – 69 pts

8. Swansea City – 69 pts

9. Norwich City – 67 pts

10. Derby County – 66 pts

11. Bristol City – 66 pts

12. Nottingham Forest – 61 pts

13. Sheffield Wednesday 60 pts

14. Wigan Athletic – 59 pts

15. Birmingham City – 59 pts

16. Blackburn Rovers – 57 pts

17. Bolton Wanderers – 54 pts

18. QPR – 53 pts

19. Hull City – 53 pts

20. Millwall – 52 pts

21. Preston North End – 52 pts

22. Reading – 50 pts

23. Rotherham United – 48 pts

24. Ipswich Town – 45 pts