#### Jan Žižka

##### Well-Known Member

Celtic are still projected to win the Scottish Premiership come the end of the season despite a 2-0 home loss to rivals Rangers.

The Hoops had been expected to run away with the title, with an initially predicted eight point gap when the campaign comes to an end. That was according to statistics site FiveThirtyEight who crunched the numbers and tipped the Hoops for a win.

Following Neil Lennon's outfit succumbing to Connor Goldson's double, the points value may have changed using the complex algorithm but the end result has not. Celts are still backed to seal their tenth title in a row - but just by ONE point.

The innovative algorithm uses expected goals scored and conceded, transfer spend and previous season's results data to predict the outcome of various leagues and tournaments around the sporting world.

The FiveThirtyEight predicts Hoops will win the league title by one point, on 93 in front of Gers on 92. In its complexities, the algorithm even takes into account playing games this season behind closed doors and, as such, reflects a 60 percent reduction in home field advantage.

Celtic's goal difference has been predicted at +69 compared to the previous +74 while Gers are +64 compared to previous +59, a sway of just five goals.

St Mirren were initially predicted to be at the foot of the table come the end of the season, with Jim Goodwin's men relegated but Hamilton have slipped into the team expected for the drop.