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Icardi-Ben Yedder, comparison – LFP.fr – FRENCH FOOTBALL

by: Adam Smith

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Mauro Icardi, the psG front forward front, and Wissam Ben Yedder, Ligue 1 Conforama’s top scorer with AS Monaco, face off in Sunday’s 20th round.

The line-up between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco, on Sunday at 9 p.m., will allow two goal hunters to take part in a good duel from a distance. Two number 9 stakebacks will try to spin the match on the right side of their club for their style and efficiency. On the Parisian side, the Argentinian Mauro Icardi, 9 goals on the clock in 11 ligue 1 Conforama matches, will be presented with confidence after Wednesday’s hat-trick in the BKT League Cup. At the camp in Monaco, the French international Wissam Ben Yedder, currently the league’s top scorer with 13 goals in 16 games, will want to make his mark in this gala match as he aspires to the Euros with Les Bleus. Focus on the stats of these two goalscorers in the first part of the season.

Ben Yedder frames more…

While he has played five more games than the Argentine, Ben Yedder logically dominates in several categories. In particular, he shot more than his opponent (45 vs. 27) and made more attempts (26, best performance this season with Mbappé, compared to 14 for Icardi). But when you look at the averages per game, this trend remains true. With 2.81 shots per game (1.63 frames), the Monaco striker is still better than the Parisian, who attempted 2.45 shots per game (1.27 frames). Accuracy level, it is difficult to do much better than the previous Toulouse, which shows a high percentage of shots framed this season in Ligue 1 Conforama (57.8%). Icardi came back with 51.9% of the shots.

… But Icardi is surgical.

While Ben Yedder is the league player who has had the most chances in the first leg (22 vs. 15 for Icardi), Mauro Icardi is no match for efficiency. Clinical, the Argentine goalscorer doesn’t need many balloons to make a hit. It has the highest percentage of goals per shot (33.3%, compared to 28.9% for Ben Yedder), a figure that is triggered in goals per framed shot (64.3% vs. 50% for WBY). Behind Monaco in the Ligue 1 goalscoring lists in Conforama, Icardi is ahead of his competitor in all competitions, benefiting from PSG’s Champions League career (17 goals vs. WBY).

Ben Yedder takes part in the game, Icardi an old-fashioned 9

Analysis of the statistics confirms Mauro Icardi’s profile. The former Interlist is a surface striker, a number 9 to the old present to conclude the actions, which is therefore essentially expressed in the opponent of 16.50 meters. Wissam Ben Yedder, capable of picking up the ball, is more involved in the game. The first example is off-surface shooting. While WBY tried 10 times from a distance, Icardi didn’t fire a single hit from outside the box. The category of balls played is also revealing. Mauro Icardi plays an average of 12.9 balls per game, where Wissam Ben Yedder plays 39.6.

More specifically, the Parisian plays a ball every 5 minutes and 13 seconds, while the Monegasque plays a ball every 2 minutes and 12 seconds. But the South American plays 27.5% of his balls on the opposite surface, no one does so well in Ligue 1 Conforama. Ben Yedder comes a long way with 10.4%. Always near the cage, Icardi fires more frequently (1 shot every 27 minutes and 26 seconds) than monegasque (1 shot every 28 minutes and 29 seconds). A little more creatively, Ben Yedder does more to play his peers, the one who has, for example, given 23 passes bringing an opportunity so far (against 8 for Icardi).

Each with its characteristics, the two strikers will no doubt score this second part of the season in Ligue 1 Conforama. The next two matches will give them the opportunity to take part in a good duel from a distance: after their clash at the Parc des Princes on Sunday (20th day), PSG and AS Monaco will meet again on Wednesday, at the Stade Louis-II , for his last match of the 15th Day game.

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