Division 2 Season 8 stats and facts


Division 2 season 8 stats and facts.

2 Italian teams lead the pack and 2 more are set to be relegated.

Official health warning.

This is a purely statistical analysis of the teams in division 2.  While I may add a comment or two to make a good read, this in no way reflects on the managerial or squad building ability of any manager.

AC Milan are a point and a half above any other team, they could easily finish mid table in division 1. They have a higher rating than any promoted D2 or relegated D1 team last season. Should be a walk in the park or would be if it were not for Genoa.

Genoa with Salah and Firmino a little weaker at the back than AC but much stronger up top.  These must be the top 2 . 

A rating of around 223 will be needed to survive D1 so any team from Valencia up could challenge for promotion , Ajax with their strong keeper could be favourites , while Moenchengladbach who lack depth could disappoint, with Benfica also needing to reinforce between the sticks.

Zenit could be a great cup side , with their keeper backing up the capable reserve team.

 With the exception of Southampton the relegated teams had a rating of 220 or less. The relegation scrap this year should be more intense with 6 or more teams at real risk of the drop.

Celtic currently well over performing must be the favourites. Little back up , weak keeper at the moment, most teams will fancy their chances,  although some could risk a weakened side which would be a mistake. 

Two of my old sides sit statistically in the lower 4 ,  both managers have a big job to do with Sporting looking especially vunerable, although they have got off to fair starts.

GK DEF MID ATT Top18 Ave ETOT Epr
AC Milan 89.0 91.5 91.8 92.5 87.0 90.4 227.85 1
Genoa CFC 89.0 89.0 92.0 93.0 87.0 90.0 226.37 2
Atlético Madrid 89.0 90.0 90.5 90.5 88.0 89.6 224.47 3
Ajax 90.0 89.8 90.5 90.5 87.0 89.6 224.27 4
Wolfsburg 89.0 90.3 90.5 90.0 87.0 89.4 224.22 5
Monchengladbach 90.0 89.5 90.5 90.5 86.0 89.3 223.95 6
SL Benfica 87.0 89.8 90.0 90.5 87.0 88.9 223.51 7
Valencia CF 89.0 89.8 89.3 90.5 87.0 89.1 223.15 8
Villarreal CF 88.0 89.5 90.0 88.5 86.0 88.4 222.01 9
H. Berlin 88.0 88.8 89.3 90.0 87.0 88.6 221.90 10
Sassuolo 88.0 89.3 88.5 90.0 87.0 88.6 221.70 11
Hoffenheim 88.0 88.5 90.0 88.0 86.0 88.1 220.88 12
Newcastle United 88.0 88.5 89.0 89.0 87.0 88.3 220.85 13
SS Lazio 89.0 87.8 88.8 89.0 86.0 88.1 220.05 14
Celtic 85.0 88.0 88.8 89.5 85.0 87.3 219.98 15
Zenit Saint Petersburg 91.0 88.5 88.3 88.0 87.0 88.6 219.96 16
ACF Fiorentina 88.0 87.3 89.3 88.5 85.0 87.6 219.49 17
Internazionale 89.0 87.3 88.5 89.0 86.0 88.0 219.45 18
Sporting CP 87.0 87.0 89.0 88.5 86.0 87.5 219.09 19
Galatasaray SK 88.0 87.3 88.3 88.0 86.0 87.5 218.48 20

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