There are a few questionable outcomes among the table but EA could have otherwise nailed this.
We’re just over 24 hours away from the 2022/23 Premier League campaign getting underway and the predictions are rolling in.
Many are expecting the title race to go down to the wire again with the majority seeing the usual one-two of Liverpool or Manchester City and then it’s a coin flip as to which order they finish.
Elsewhere and Aston Villa’s first opponents of this season, Bournemouth, are backed by most to suffer an immediate relegation back to the Championship.
The race for Europe will be exciting this season with a number of clubs putting in the money to try and break the mould and work their way into the mix.
Villa have of course spent well whilst Newcastle United are the new money bags on the block and are expected to at the very least push into the top half.
With the pundits and bookies already having had their voices heard, the only logical (obviously) move now is to have a look at what the popular video game franchise, FIFA, is saying.
Ahead of the new campaign, BonusFinder put together the current squads of each team based on the summer transfer activity and simulated the upcoming Premier League season.
They ran the simulation 200 times and produced an average table based on the results.
Here’s how it looks in full...
1. 20th - AFC Bournemouth - 28 Pts
It looks bleak for AFC Bournemouth. Relegation back to the Championship was a usual outcome for a squad lacking Premier League proven quality.
Photo: Mike Hewitt
2. 19th - Crystal Palace - 31 Pts
According to FIFA, Patrick Viera’s second season in charge ended in relegation. Palace just seemed to get themselves in a rut that they couldn’t come back from regularly, a few more signings might be needed going into 22/23.
Photo: Will Russell
3. 18th - Southampton - 32 Pts
The simulations predict that Southampton’s 10 year stint in the Premier League will come to an end. They’ve finished in the bottom half for the past five seasons.
Photo: Marc Atkins
4. 17th - Fulham - 35 Pts
You suspect Fulham would take a 17th placed finish rather than going back to the Championship, it would be seen as a successful season.
Photo: Paul Harding