The big question is can Real Madrid hold out until the end of the season with the forwards they currently have? In the last few games, Los Blancos have a lot of chances but failed to convert as many as they would have liked.
According to statistics expert MisterChip, so far this season, Madrid have had 165 shots, approximately one every 4.5 minutes. That’s similar to Manchester City and better than Barcelona, who have a shot every 5.5 minutes.
But how many of those shots are on target? 65. Only 37% of Real Madrid’s shots are on target, while for Barça it is 44% and for Manchester City, it is 43%.
And how many of those shots on target end in a goal? Real Madrid’s conversion rate for shots on target is 23%. However, Barça’s is 40% and Manchester City’s is 31%.
Who is to blame for this? Many people will say Joselu, who although his numbers at the start of the season are not the best, has done well at Alavés and Espanyol. But beyond the finishing, you have to look at the team as a whole, who except for the matches against Athletic Club and Las Palmas, have not been themselves.
Kieran Quaile | GSFN