Everton are still predicted to be relegated from the Premier League this season, according to the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer.
Sean Dyche’s saw his side reduced to 10 men at Crystal Palace on Saturday but they clung onto a point as proceedings at Selhurst Park ended without a goal.
Elsewhere on Saturday (22 April), Leicester won 2-1 against Wolves and Leeds lost 2-1 at Fulham, increasing the risk of relegation for the Yorkshire club.
FiveThirtyEight’s algorithm has crunched the numbers and they now predict there’s a 58 per cent chance Everton will go down.
The supercomputer says they’ll finish 18th in the Premier League table with 33 points with Leeds just above them with 35 points. Leicester are predicted to finish 16th with 36 points.
Nottingham Forest (32 points) and Southampton (30 points) are expected to go down with the Toffees.
It’s been a while since FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer predicted Everton to be safe and you cannot blame the algorithm for expecting us to go down.
Even though Dyche has overseen some improvements since Frank Lampard was axed in January, those improvements have been minimal and they haven’t been enough.
We’ve got some tough games on the horizon, too.
On Thursday night (27 April), Newcastle will make their way to Merseyside before back-to-back away days against Leicester and Brighton.
We then finish the season at home against title-chasing Manchester City, a trip to Wolves and a Goodison Park clash with Bournemouth.
It’s a mixed bag but at least three of those games are winnable. We’re looking at Leicester, Wolves and Bournemouth.
If we do win those games, we’ll surpass what the supercomputer predicts and should be safe.