BARCELONA will be crowned champions of the inaugural European Super League, according to a supercomputer.
On Sunday it was revealed 12 European giants had signed up to form a breakaway midweek competition to global condemnation.
Both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are pressing ahead with the £4.6BILLION project.
Barcelona and both Madrid giants join them from Spain, with Italian clubs Juventus, Inter Milan and AC Milan also involved.
Borussia Dortmund have rejected the chance to get involved, with Bayern Munich believed to be against the plans – as two French clubs are lined up to join the 15 founding members.
The plans have been widely panned for ‘killing’ football, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson even suggesting he will do what he can to quash the inception of the European Super League.
But Barcelona might want to continue their push to get the tournament the go-ahead – despite outrage hitting the front pages of Europe’s biggest newspapers.
According to bettingexpert.com’s supercomputer, Lionel Messi and Co are the early favourites to win the first-ever edition of the competition.
The computer crunched the numbers from the last TEN seasons of club football, taking into consideration points, goal difference and trophies won.
And Barcelona lead the way in all THREE categories.
The LaLiga giants boast an average of 2.4 points per game in the past decade, ahead of Real Madrid in second on 2.29.
Juventus come in third on 2.28 points per game, ahead of Manchester City on 2.17.
Atletico Madrid sit fifth on exactly two points per game, followed by the remaining FIVE Premier League clubs.
Manchester United (1.95), Chelsea (1.92), Liverpool (1.91), Arsenal and Tottenham (both 1.84) complete the top ten.
Milan giants AC and Inter complete the 12 clubs with 1.73 and 1.72 points per game respectively.
Barcelona also lead the way in total trophies with 23, ahead of rivals Real on 19 and City on 18.
It has not yet been confirmed which three teams will join the ‘dirty dozen’ in becoming the 15 ‘founding members’.
But it’s suspected Paris Saint-Germain will be among them, along with another French top-flight giant, particularly if Bayern Munich and Dortmund decide to sit out.