Division 2 Season 5 stats and facts


Will the big 3 return to the big time? will it be a German top 3 ?

Atletico are the obvious favourites, with Southampton , Schalke and Leverkusen close behind.

O.K second division, so second point to note.  Some managers have commented that they have built their squad up through skilled trading or scouting and then get penalised in the value added againsts managers who do little or nothing. 

Well that is a good point, but to do that we would need to look at squad value increase or otherwise over the course of the season.

Anyway back to the league in hand.

Atletico and Southampton can push out a full 90 rated squad and would sit happily in division 1.  Other than Schalke and Leverkeusen , all the other teams in D2 would be relegation fodder, which is an interesting developement. Probably a result of the sorting hat in action. 

It will be interesting to see how Wolfsburg fair. A weaker keeper and no depth, but the potential to cope with the big boys in the short term

Zenit and Inter have the top keepers and should be able to challenge for a playoff spot.

Of the mid table pack Benfica and Fenerbache have a powerful attack.

Spartak and current leaders Internacional should be relegation bound.  Swansea have a potent enough forward line to avoid the drop.  There is good strength in depth in this league and any of the 87 rated teams in the top 18 category, should be able to play to their strengths all season.

As for my own team. I expect a tough start to the season but then I hope to challenge for the playoff by the end of the season.

GK Def Mid Att Top18 Ave Finish
Atlético Madrid 92 90.3 90.3 90.5 87 90.02 1
Southampton 90 90.5 90.5 90.5 87 89.7 2
Schalke 89 90 90.7 91 86 89.34 3
Leverkusen 91 89.7 90.5 89 86 89.24 4
Wolfsburg 88 89 91 92 85 89 5
Zenit 91 89 88.5 89.5 87 89 6
Internazionale 91 89.7 90.5 88.5 85 88.94 7
SS Lazio 89 89.3 90.3 89 87 88.92 8
Sevilla 88 89.5 90.3 89.5 87 88.86 9
SL Benfica 88 88.8 90.3 90.5 86 88.72 10
ACF Fiorentina 89 88 89.7 89.5 87 88.64 11
SPORTING CP 88 88 88.7 89.5 87 88.55 12
Fenerbahçe SK 89 87 89 90 87 88.4 13
Genoa CFC 89 88 90.3 89.5 85 88.36 14
Villarreal CF 88 89.7 88.5 88.5 87 88.34 15
Sunderland 88 88.3 88.3 89 87 88.12 16
Olympique Lyonnais 88 88.7 88.3 89.5 86 88.1 17
SC Internacional 88 88.3 87.7 87.5 86 87.88 18
Swansea City 88 87.3 88 89 86 87.66 19
Spartak Moskva 88 87.7 88.5 88.5 85 87.54 20

One comment

  1. Absolutely highlights my problem at Wolfsburg – we score lots of goals … but we let in lots too! Failed to sign another defender in the off-season so might be deja-vu this one.

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