Stats 18 May 2023, 21:03

AS Monaco are among Europe's best at creating big chances

AS Monaco are among Europe's best at creating big chances
According to statistics in the five major European leagues, the Monegasques remains among the teams which generate the most scoring opportunities. Here's more thanks to our partner Opta. 📊

After 35 rounds of play, the Principality club still has the second-best attack in the top flight behind Paris Saint-Germain! With no less than 68 goals scored so far, the Monegasque team is indeed one of the most prolific in Europe along with the Ligue 1 leaders (84). But also among other top Big 5 clubs, such as Manchester City (92), Arsenal (83), Bayern Munich (89), Borussia Dortmund (78), or Liverpool, Real Madrid and Naples (70).

Top scorers and… providers! 🔝

It’s also an observation based on concrete figures, as reported by our partner Opta. Because beyond the fact that AS Monaco have very good scorers with in particular Wissam Ben Yedder (17 goals) and Breel Embolo (12), as well as two of the best providers in the league with the duo of Caio Henrique (9 assists) and Aleksandr Golovin (7), other data confirms this fact.

AS Monaco are in good company! 🇪🇺

Thus, according to the statistics specialist, the Rouge et Blanc rank among the Top 10 teams that create the most “big chances” for goals in the five major European championships. With 100 very clear opportunities, the Club is only behind big teams such as PSG (129), Bayern (127), City (126), Liverpool (118), Barcelona (114) and La Real (105)!

Data: Opta

A very clear definition 📋

It’s very simple, among the representatives of Ligue 1, only Lille, who we faced this weekend at the Stade Louis-II (0-0), have more (105) and also appears in this ranking. By big chance, Opta means: “A situation in which a player can reasonably be expected to score, usually one-on-one or from very close range, when the ball can clearly reach the goal and the pressure on the the shooter is weak or moderate.”

They have been very successful for many months this season, scoring a lot of goals each. (...) With Kevin, we have three high quality attackers, who do not allow themselves to be won over by doubt and who have a strong ability to bounce back. (...) We saw against Lille that Breel can have a huge impact on the team when he is on the pitch. Wissam has special qualities, and he is a killer in front of goal!
Philippe ClementAbout Ben Yedder and Embolo

Wissam is among the most clinical… ⚽

It’s also definition that takes penalties into account, as the data site explains. This propensity to create many chancs, as Philippe Clement regularly reminds us, translates into a game resolutely focused on the attacking side of play. As proof, we also find Wissam Ben Yedder among the players who have converted the most big chances, with 15 goals scored in this area.

Source: Opta

It’s a number that ranks alongside Kylian Mbappé (PSG, 15), Victor Osimhen (Naples, 17) or even Harry Kane (Tottenham, 20), even if they all lag behind leader Erling Haaland (City, 31).

Since I started here, I have always had this desire to help the team. It is a form of reward for all my work done each week. I had 12 assists last season, and I have a goal in the back of my mind to surpass that number.
Caio HenriqueOn how he likes providing assists

…And Caio ranks among the best providers! 🎯

At the same time, Caio Henrique is among the Top 10 players who create the most chances. With 12 passes having brought about very big chance, the Brazilian ranks ahead of Jordi Alba (Barça, 11) and Andrew Robertson (Liverpool, 11), but remains at a distance from the leaders in this regard: Kieran Trippier (Newcastle, 22) and Trent Alexander -Arnold (Liverpool).

Source données : Opta

A very high success rate 📊

These are impressive numbers, even if another ranking in which AS Monaco stands out may be more appealing to its players. The Club is thus one of the teams with the best conversion rate for these big chances in question, with a 49% success rate, along with… Lazio (58.1%), Crystal Palace (54.2%) or Union Berlin (53.9)! In Ligue 1, only Montpellier appears in this hierarchy, in which Arsenal  round out the Top 10.

Source données : Opta

Thus, these many indicators attest to the fact that the Principality club is indeed one of the most dangerous teams in France and even in Europe near the penalty area. There are now three games left to confirm it 💪.