Birmingham City kicked off their 2022/23 EFL Championship campaign with a 0-0 draw against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday.
The Blues are tipped for another difficult season in English football’s second tier but can take heart from a positive opening day results away to a side who reached the play-offs in the last campaign.
However, the result has done little to see them climb up the predicted final table of the FiveThirtyEight supercomputer - which uses Forecasts and Soccer Power Index (SPI) ratings to show each teams percentage chance of winning the title, reaching the play-offs and being relegated.
The statistics also provide a predicted points tally that each team will finish on when the regular season wraps up in May 2023.
The supercomputer predicts that John Eustace’s side will end the season on 55 points but what would that mean for their league position and what are their chances of out performing their current prediction?
Here is how the supercomputer predicts the 2022/23 EFL Championship table will look at the end of the season as of Monday, August 1 - after the weekend’s opening fixtures but before Watford take on Sheffield United in the Monday night game: