The playing strength ranking
Team For Against Quotient For/Counter Change of Quotient Shift
|2||FC Bayern München||2.03||0.81||2.51||+0.01||+0|
|3||FC Schalke 04||1.83||1.26||1.46||-0.01||+0|
|7||FSV Mainz 05||1.45||1.38||1.05||-0.01||+0|
Goals ø expected 2.81
Hardly any shifts this week, Dortmund consolidate 1st place, in every respect. At 8th place, the zone of teams below average already begins, which only means that the league is stretched upwards, as indeed the table picture proves. Whether this effect, like that of the top foreign leagues, is systematic and whether it is mainly due to the many millions that the top teams can earn in the Champions League and thus create a two-tier society, only the future will show. However, the signs are quite clear and one should consider – also on the official side – whether this is desirable. The argument would be international competitiveness anyway, which is definitely an argument.