The statistical head-to-head of Serie A matchday 29: Andrea Belotti vs. Ciro ImmobileLet’s analyse the numbers of this attacking duel with the data provided on the statistics section of our website
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
A struggling Torino, with four defeats in their last six games, host a Lazio side who have no room for error in their race for the Scudetto title. One of the big clashes within the game will be that of the two Azzurri spearheads, Andrea Belotti and Ciro Immobile, whose numbers we’ll analyse before this matchday 29 head-to-head using the statistics from the FIGC’s dedicated webpage.
Like very few other players, their respective teams’ success depends hugely on their own personal performances. And that’s an unavoidable fact given that ‘Il Gallo’ has played 26 matches, 2,186 minutes for the Granata while Ciro has played 28 games, 2,366 minutes for Lazio with both only ever coming off the bench once.
Immobile is the focal point of Inzaghi’s team’s offensive play, linking it all as shown by his 508 passes completed with a 76.6% success rate; Belotti, on the other hand, is a different type of player who passes less (326 passes with 67.8% accuracy) but takes on his opponents one-on-one as shown by his 39 successful dribbles (compared to Immobile’s 19). Torino’s no.9’s more bullish, physical style of play can further be shown by the twelve tackles he’s won, compared to the Biancocelesti player’s six. This style also has also meant that Belotti has been subject to a far larger number of fouls, 79 to Immobile’s 29 fouls won.
However, Immobile dominates when it comes to purely attacking stats and is well on the way to not only winning the golden boot, but also breaking the goal scoring record held by Higuain: 28 goals in as many matches, with 51 shots on goal, make him a near perfect goal machine, not to mention his creativity with seven assists and 40 chances created. Meanwhile, Belotti has had an up and down season so far, scoring eleven goals, providing two assists and creating 27 chances.
Neither player has been sent off so far this season: the Granata’s striker has picked up three yellow cards, while the Biancocelesti no.17 has been cautioned four times.