Shock as new prediction formula predicts Barcelona will win the league .
Will Chelsea , Bayern or Juve have enough to push them out the way?
First of all the usual warning.
None of the statistics are an opinion based, neither do they in anyway reflect the hard work or inate managerial skill you all obviously all have.
I also have, at some points , had to make difficult choices around the kind of formation you will put out.
The new “experimental ” formula slightly downgrades the effect of a singular good keeper and the importance of depth. Why ? well on testing over the last season it seems to get it right more often.
Barcelona and Chelsea have much the best starting sides, but lack some depth. So they should do well early in the season until fatigue and injury starts to bite. They will need to build up a good lead as Juventus and Bayern have more depth and will worry less.
Real Madrid should also prove a hard side to break down. Man Utd on the otherhand could well suffer at the hands of the big sides.
Fiorentina and Liverpool look like the obvious favourites for relegation. Despite a fair start Fiorentina seem to be relatively weak in all categories, meaning teams just need to play their normal game to beat them. Liverpool less so and have a stronger defence but will that be enough as the draws start to mount up. Then any two of 4 out of Porto, Wolfsburg, Schalke and Monchengladbach should fill up the remaining spots.
Don’t read anything into Dortmunds poor start , look at the fixtures, they have played all the top sides statistically and will now be looking to climb up the table.