Division 2 Season 18 Stats and Facts

Three teams should be solid for promotion. Playoffs for the rest?

Ajax, Anderlecht and Genoa would sit mid table or better in D1. They are 2 rating points or better above all the rest. Ajax lack a little depth; Anderlecht are full of depth but are perhaps a keeper away from greatness. Genoa are the midfield maestros.

This leaves the chasing pack feeding off the scraps.  WBA and PSG have a potent attack, with PSG also having a decent keeper, they could give the top 3 a run for their money.  Leverkusen and Liverpool are more balanced.  Southampton lack a decent keeper but should they find, one could finish way above 8th spot.  As for my side Augsburg, good upfront but the defence still lets us down a little.

Looks like 224 is needed to survive in D1 so really only the top 5 should aim for promotion without substantive improvement.

In the lower reaches relegation was set just under 221 last seasons.  Dnipro look even more detached than last season, I think it has to be the end of them now. Hertha has a good midfield and that should be enough. Udinese have very little threat up the front, while Hoffenheim are vulnerable at the back and Milan also lack a midfield threat.

Good cup run, AC Milan may be up for that but Anderlecht could do a rare D2 and cup double

Division 2 is around .3 rating points stronger than last season , which is perspective would men 3 players in most sides who were 89’s are now 90s

RSC Anderlecht89.090.392.091.589.090.4226.642
Genoa CFC92.090.592.390.086.090.2226.063
Bayer Leverkusen89.090.590.690.086.089.2224.384
West Bromwich Albion89.089.589.892.087.089.5224.325
Paris Saint-Germain91.088.889.592.087.089.7223.766
FC AUGSBURG89.088.589.890.587.089.0222.559
Sporting CP88.089.889.090.582.087.9222.2311
Werder Bremen89.089.089.390.085.088.5221.9812
Stoke City89.088.090.389.085.088.3221.3313
Manchester United88.089.088.890.083.087.8221.2214
Dinamo Zagreb89.088.389.389.586.088.4221.1815
Hertha BSC89.087.390.089.586.088.4220.9816
AC Milan89.088.588.888.587.088.4220.4517
Udinese Calcio88.089.388.887.586.087.9220.1618
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim88.087.388.588.586.087.7219.0119
Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk87.086.887.387.586.086.9216.8420

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