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Manchester rivals to share points in tough Premier League derby, Bing predicts

Manchester United will fail to close the gap on their city rivals at the top of the league when the pair meet in the Premier League this weekend, Bing has predicted.

Although Jose Mourinho’s men have a “slight advantage” over Manchester City at Old Trafford, the match will end in a draw, Microsoft’s search engine revealed. The result will mean Man City will stay top of the league, with Man Utd in second, eight points behind.

There is a 39% chance of the teams sharing the points, Bing has predicted. City won 2-1 at Old Trafford last season before the sides played out a goalless draw at the Etihad Stadium.

In the other derby taking place this weekend, Liverpool have a 55% chance of beating Everton. Everton are winless in 17 successive Premier League visits to Anfield (drawn eight and lost nine), since a 1-0 win in September 1999 thanks to a Kevin Campbell strike.

Jurgen Klopp’s team, who are unbeaten in their past six matches, will remain in fourth following their victory at Anfield, with Everton remaining in 10th. The match will be the first of two encounters between the sides in the space of a month after they were also drawn together in the FA Cup.

Chelsea, currently in third, will take all three points from their trip to West Ham on Saturday. The Blues have a 67% chance of victory, which will leave them just a point behind Manchester United in second. West Ham, led by new boss David Moyes, will remain in the bottom three.

Chelsea have lost only two of their last 22 Premier League matches against West Ham (drawn four and won 16), winning both meetings last season 2-1. Meanwhile, West Ham are now eight Premier League matches without a win, their worst such run since December 2015.

Arsenal will shake off last week’s defeat to Man Utd by beating Southampton at St Mary’s. The Gunners, currently in fifth have had more shots on targets in the last five games against the Saints – 5.4 per game versus 4.4 for their opponents. Arsenal, who have a 63% chance of victory, will stay in fifth following the win.

At the other end of the table, Swansea will remain rooted to the bottom following their expected defeat against West Brom. The Baggies have a 43% chance of victory in Wales.

Crystal Palace will remain in the bottom three despite beating Bournemouth (46% chance).

Bing creates its predictions using a complex algorithm that analyses player performance.