Boca the firm favourites. Partizan should be second, who else will make it into the top 3.
There are 6 other teams battling it out for 3rd. Boca should be good enough to gain promotion from D3 so anything other than a run away championship won’t be good enough. Partizan likewise would be a midtable D3 side. Since 218 is the survival cut off in the division above in reality anyone down to Marseille could push for a play off spot.
That being the case gaining automatic promotion is a key factor for the teams just below Partizan. Villa can claim defensive honours but lack depth, River Plate have a more balanced approach. Kiev are also a defensive team,. Udinese will want their attackers to be on song as that is clearly their strength. Kazan and Celtic are once again more balanced teams.
It shows how tough life can be as +218 could mean promotion but 217 or less is relegation territory.
However there are a number of teams less than that. Athletic club are a project all Spanish team ( I presume ) but will get relegated as things stand. Sunderland can sort things out with a decent ( or even free agent ) defender. Lokomotive have good depth and that could see them clear. Twente likewise , which could leave Malaga in trouble.
|Club Brugge KV||88.0||87.5||89.0||87.5||86.0||87.6||217.76|
|São Paulo FC||87.0||87.3||87.5||87.5||85.0||86.9||217.32|