Four teams battle out for 3 places all of whom can hit 90 plus in attack.
It always remains a good gamble that with weakening keeper / defence combo that a decent attack will unlock a win for your team. Sporting perhaps have the best defence / attack balance which they gain while losing some depth. Flamengo a great project side are a near match to them. Augsburg weaker in defence but the most potent attacking option make up the top 3.
West Brom sit a little detached but in reality they are a fairly similar line up to the top 2.
Zagreb have a decent midfield and should get to the play off spots at least and Sassuolo’s 91 rated keeper Gulacsi could throw a spanner in the works of those attack minded teams.
To survive D2 you need around 220 so any team down to Hoffenheim could aim for promotion and have a decent chance of survival the following season in stark contrast to D2/D1.
Zenit maybe will have better luck in the cup than the league with a good keeper and some depth. Teams below 219 were at risk last year but in reality it is that bunch of 218 or less that are in danger.
Kiev have a weakness in defence and midfield, similar to Dnipro but they have some more depth maybe to see them safe. Chievo need to look at possession football , Lazio need to hope their keeper keeps them safe. Basel sit in difficult place in last place in most categories.
|West Bromwich Albion||88.0||89.5||89.0||90.0||83.0||87.9||221.82||4|
|TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||88.0||87.8||89.5||88.5||86.0||88.0||220.21||9|
|Zenit Saint Petersburg||89.0||87.3||88.5||87.5||86.0||87.7||218.48||15|