So after three matches in the 2017/18 Algerian league, we take a closer look at how the season has started in Algeria.
CR Belouizdad have begun fantastically, with three wins out of three so far and their 100% record means that they are top of the table. An impressive 2-0 win last week vs MC Alger means that they should perhaps be taken seriously as potential title challengers.
Saoura and Setif currently sit in 2nd and 3rd place, with both these teams winning two matches and drawing one. Kabylie, USM Alger and Tadjenant are the other three sides who are still unbeaten this campaign.
After being promoted, Paradou have started well with 4 points on the board despite losing two of their best players to European clubs (Youcef Attal and Tayeb Meziani).
At the other end of the league, Harrach, Biskra and Blida all currently occupy the relegation places with zero points. Biskra are the only team in the division not to have scored a goal all season, so they will need to improve their attack.
Belouizdad have the best attack, scoring 6 goals in 3 games, but it’s Tadjenant forward Mohamed Attouche who is the current top scorer with 3 goals.
Blida have the worst defence in the league, already letting in 8 goals and they will need to sort out their defence if they are to stay up this season and avoid relegation.