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
|West Bromwich Albion||89.0||89.5||89.8||92.0||87.0||89.5||224.32||5|
|TSG 1899 Hoffenheim||88.0||87.3||88.5||88.5||86.0||87.7||219.01||19|