Division 3 season 8 stats and facts. Current top 8 have 7/8 best attacking lines in D3 enough said or is there and alternative.
Well yes!. The top 5 are also 5 out of the 7 highest ranked teams and the top 8 only has only one side ranked lower than 9 and nothing less than 11th.
Andelecht sit a cut above the rest statistically. Strong at the back strong in defence , good midfield.
Southampton have a similar squad but with a little more depth and must look to make a long term challenge as injuries could hit home to Anderlecht. Liege have a powerful midfield and sit 3rd at the moment. CSKA also have a squad with few weaknesses at D3 level. Hellas in 4th also use the midfield to strangle other teams . You will need 220 to survive in D2 so the current top 8 must be the favourites for promotion, others have work to , as if promoted they will surely get relegated the next season.
Last season the top 3 sides all had a rating above 220 so that seems to be the cut off.
I haven’t forgotten the current worthy leaders ST Etienne, shows what a potent attack can achieve, no other real strength , they are a one trick team, bnt if that trick works why not?
In addition Dynamo Kiev possible relegation bound have also got off to a good start.
As for relegation in general you are looking at 217 – 218.6 level , that means there are a broad range of teams at threat of the drop.
At least at the moment it looks like a long season for Chievo, PSV and Lyon have the strength to pull themselves away, this will also drop Fenerbarche and Shaktar into the lower reaches.