BOUND TO DROP?
65 of the 134 teams in Europe’s t-7 leagues are ticked to be cautious in the coming season. 20 of the 65 selected clubs made the list for being one of the newly promoted clubs. The other 45 clubs are listed because of their performance over the passing season.
Newly-promoted clubs are the prime candidates for relegation at the start of the season.
If are to go by that, Schalke and Werder Bremen have to watch out in the German Bundesliga.
Nottingham Forest, Fulham, and Bournemouth must fight harder for a stay in the English Premier League. Monza, Leece, and Cremonese have a job to do in the Italian Serie A. Auxerre, Toulouse, and Ajaccio will be the favorites to go down in the French Ligue 1.
It’s going to be a battle in the Spanish La Liga for Girona, Almeria, and Real Valladolid.
Germany: SCHALKE, WERDER BREMEN, Wolfsburg, Bochum, Augsburg, Stuttgart, and Hertha Berlin.
England: NOTTINGHAM FOREST, FULHAM, BOURNEMOUTH, Brentford, Aston Villa, Southampton, Everton, and Leeds United.
Italy: MONZA, LECCE, CREMONESE, Bologna, Empoli, Sampdoria, Spezia, and Salernitana.
France: AUXERRE, TOULOUSE, AJACCIO, Reims, Montpellier, Angers, Troyes, Clermont, and Lorient.
Portugal: RIO AVE, CASA PIA, CHAVES, Famalicão, Santa Clara, Estoril, Marítimo, Boavista, Paços de Ferreira, Portimonense, Vizela, and Arouca.
Spain: GIRONA, ALMERIA, REAL VALLADOLID, Celta Vigo, Rayo Vallecano, Elche, Espanyol, Mallorca, Getafe, and Cádiz.
Netherlands: FC EMMEN, FC VOLENDAM, EXCELSIOR, Cambuur, SC Heerenveen RKC Waalwijk, NEC, Groningen, Go Ahead Eagles, Fortuna Sittard, and Sparta Rotterdam.