Who's converting the most shots into goals in Ligue 1 Uber Eats this season? PSG? Om? The answer could surprise you… Key stats...
Shooting is one thing. It's another to hit the target and another still to find the back of the net. Since the beginning of the season, which Ligue 1 Uber Eats clubs have been the most effective, converting the most shots into goals? The same question applies to players in the top flight. Who are the sharpest shooters?
A Strasbourg-Montpellier-PSG podium
Ligue 1 Uber Eats Round 21 sets up a duel between the two most efficient clubs from the first half of the season. On Sunday, RC Strasbourg Alsace, the club that converts the most shots into goals, host Montpellier Hérault SC, their runners-up in the table. Julien Stephan's men scored from 15.9 per cent of their attempts, while MHSC scored on 14.7 per cent of their shots. The podium is completed by PSG (14.5%).
Percentage of shots converted into goals (teams):
1. RC Strasbourg Alsace: 15.9% (36 goals from 226 shots)
2. Montpellier Hérault SC: 14.7% (33 goals from 225 shots)
3. Paris Saint-Germain: 14.5% (40 goals in 276 shots)
4. AS Monaco: 13.8% (29 goals in 210 shots)
5. Angers SCO: 13.2% (26 goals in 197 shots)
6. OGC Nice: 12.9% (32 goals in 248 shots)
7. Girondins de Bordeaux: 12.8% (30 goals in 235 shots)
8. RC Lens: 12.6% (34 goals in 269 shots)
9. LOSC: 12.0% (26 goals in 216 shots)
10. FC Nantes: 12.0% (25 goals in 209 shots)
Ben Yedder and Ekitike, the references
What about the individual players? Among the five most effective players in the league are the three top scorers after 20 matches. The man who has converted the most shots into goals is Wissam Ben Yedder. The Monegasque scored from 43.5% of his shots (ten goals from 23 shots, including five converted penalties). Two other players exceeded 30%: Hugo Ekitike and Jonathan David.
Percentage of shots converted into goals (players) :
1. Wissam Ben Yedder (AS Monaco): 43.5% (10 goals from 23 shots)
2. Hugo Ekitike (Stade de Reims): 38.1% (8 goals from 21 shots)
3. Jonathan David (LOSC): 33.3% (12 goals in 36 shots)
4. Ludovic Ajorque (RC Strasbourg Alsace): 28.6% (10 goals in 35 shots)
5. Randal Kolo Muani (FC Nantes): 28.0% (7 goals in 25 shots)
(Players with at least 20 shots)
Be careful though. If we exclude goals scored from penalty spot, the individual ranking is different. The player who has converted the most open-play shots in into goals is Hugo Ekitike (35%). The young Reims player is ahead of Jonathan David (29.4%), Randal Kolo Muani (28.0%), Wissam Ben Yedder (27.8%) and Ludovic Ajorque (24.2%). Of these five players, Kolo Muani is the only one who has not scored a penalty this season.