Two weeks ago, a survey/poll from fivethirtyeight.com was being treated as the last word on Scottish football.
Fed data from the SPFL matches played so far it was able to predict the outcome of the remaining matches. A fortnight ago with a two-point gap at the top of the table the title was bound for Ibrox! Celtic’s bid for nine-in-a-row was over, the Gerrard Revolution had delivered.
On October 9 the Daily Record informed its army of readers:
Rangers are set to beat Celtic to the Premiership while St Mirren will be relegated and Kilmarnock will finish third. That is according to Five Thirty Eight- a website that uses a specific formula to determine the outcome for sporting events.
Neil Lennon’s men are on course for nine league titles on the spin, but according to this set of results, the trophy will be in the hands of their city rivals come May. If it pans out that way, it will be one of the most dramatic title races in years. Rangers would pip the Parkhead outfit by just three points with the Light Blues finishing on 92 points compared to Celtic’s 89.
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