Bremen and Dynamo defy the odds. Baggies and Santos favourites.
For obvious reasons there is a distinct tail off in ratings when you hit D5.
There is no through traffic, mainly down and then up again, at least in theory.
West Brom are lucky to have a 90 rated keeper in all respects , after his mega generous rise in the ratings. Except West Ham they need fear no attack. They lack any real depth so maybe no cup run, will fitness be an issue?
Santos have a great keeper and as good a midfield as West Brom and with more depth could hope for a late run.
Independiente could secure their future with a better keeper, considering there are 87 rated keepers at externals which is why they sit 12th at the moment.
Bruge are playing to form at the moment and with a well balanced squad they could well get into the playoffs this season.
To survive D4 you need 218 + points so we need to draw the line at Bruge unless we are looking at a return to sender promotee this season.
Bremen are skilfully using their strong midfield at the moment to thwart others but will they be a victim of their own success early doors.
At the wrong end , no relegation, just the sack race to avoid. Terrible start for River Plate and Malaga who should sit higher. They will move up so should Besitkas , Feyenord and Bordeaux find it tough as predicted it could be anyone of around 8 teams in the mix.
Having said that unlike the other divisions, the predicter works less well here.