Division 2 stats and facts, who is ready for the big chair?


Division 2, in someways a copy of division 1, 2 clubs a cut and above the rest. One side who seem to be in desperate trouble.

Anything other than automatic promotion would be a disgrace for Man Utd and Inter who were two of the most under performing teams last year.  Both should sit comfortably in the middle of Division 1. How much the great keeper Man Utd have is skewing their performance is hard to say, but as it is one player that is never injured then I expect them to do well.

Southampton if they can keep it clean at the back should get plenty of possession to feed their attacking duo, Roma should also challenge for the 3rd automatic spot.  Realistically any team rate 89.2 or above could survive in D1 , so we look down as far as Ajax for the likely playoff contenders, which is a little higher than normal.

Leverkeusen could be the biggest surprise but they lack any real depth and after last years miserable performance they really must do better.  There are 5 obvious relegation candidates,.
Aston Villa have a reasonable attack and could survive. Newcastle have a slightly better midfield,  Benfica are potent upfront but lack depth and defence. Inter also lack depth  ,Spartak however are much the weakest in defence. 

GK DEF MID ATT Top18 Average
1 Manchester United 94.0 91.0 91.5 92.0 87.0 91.1
2 Internazionale 91.0 91.5 92.0 91.0 86.0 90.3
3 Everton 90.0 89.5 91.0 90.0 88.0 89.7
4 Southampton 89.0 89.0 91.0 91.0 87.0 89.4
5 AS Roma 91.0 90.5 91.0 90.5 84.0 89.4
6 Ajax 90.0 90.0 89.5 89.5 87.0 89.2
7 Wolfsburg 89.0 89.0 89.5 92.0 86.0 89.1
8 Shakhtar Donetsk 89.0 89.0 89.0 90.0 88.0 89.0
9 Fenerbahçe SK 89.0 89.0 89.0 89.5 88.0 88.9
10 Sevilla 88.0 88.5 90.0 90.0 87.0 88.7
11 Leverkusen 90.0 88.0 91.5 89.5 84.0 88.6
12 Genoa CFC 89.0 88.5 89.0 88.0 87.0 88.3
13 Olympique Lyonnais 88.0 88.5 88.5 89.5 87.0 88.3
14 CSKA Moskva 90.0 89.0 88.0 89.0 85.0 88.2
15 ACF Fiorentina 88.0 89.0 89.5 88.0 86.0 88.1
16 Aston Villa 88.0 88.0 88.0 89.5 86.0 87.9
17 Newcastle United 88.0 88.0 88.5 88.5 86.0 87.8
18 SL Benfica 88.0 87.0 89.5 90.5 83.0 87.6
19 SC Internacional 88.0 87.5 88.0 88.5 85.0 87.4
20 Spartak Moskva 88.0 86.5 88.5 87.5 85.0 87.1

2 comments

  1. Another great piece of analysis. Of course Spartak surprised everyone last year – and I think my attacking strength puts us in a good position for the playoffs as long as we don't concede too may 🙂

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