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.