The most accurate shooters in Europe this season, including Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool

11 Mar

Historically, strikers have always fetched high prices in the transfer market for their, at times, invaluable contributions throughout the season.

While there is certainly an art in defending and keeping the ball out of the net, having someone to stick the ball in at the other end is a game-changer.

Romelu Lukaku strikes at goal

For that reason, world-class strikers are revered and respected across the globe in equal measure and can mask a team’s deficiencies at the other end as well.

The CIES Football Observatory have published a report which has calculated which teams in Europe are the most accurate with their shooting.

There are plenty of Premier League sides in the top 20, with the correlation between league position and shooting accuracy clear for all to see.

Scroll down to see them all, in reverse order, to find out where your team is!

= 19. Arsenal – 42.1% of shots are on target

Total shots – 347 | Shots on target – 146

= 19. Fortuna Dusseldorf – 42.1% of shots are on target

Total shots – 280 | Shots on target – 118

18. Hoffenheim – 42.2% of shots are on target

Total shots – 386 | Shots on target – 163

= 16. Huesca – 42.3% of shots are on target

Total shots – 291 | Shots on target – 123

= 16. Wolfsburg – 42.3% of shots are on target

Total shots – 281 | Shots on target – 119

15. Borussia Monchengladbach – 42.4% of shots are on target

Total shots – 297 | Shots on target – 126

14. Sampdoria – 42.5% of shots are on target

Total shots – 292 | Shots on target – 124

13. RB Leipzig – 42.6% of shots are on target

Total shots – 329 | Shots on target – 140

12. Manchester City – 42.7% of shots are on target

Total shots – 483 | Shots on target – 206

11. Tottenham Hotspur – 42.8% of shots are on target

Total shots – 369 | Shots on target – 158

10. Bayern Munich – 43% of shots are on target

Total shots – 395 | Shots on target – 170

= 8. Frankfurt – 43.7% of shots are on target

Total shots – 268 | Shots on target – 117

= 8. Bayer Leverkusen – 43.7% of shots are on target

Total shots – 341 | Shots on target – 149

7. Paris Saint-Germain – 45% of shots are on target

Total shots – 411 | Shots on target – 185

6. Hertha Berlin – 45.1% of shots are on target

Total shots -257 | Shots on target – 116

5. Liverpool – 45.6% of shots are on target

Total shots – 406 | Shots on target – 185

4. Girona – 45.8% of shots are on target

Total shots – 240 | Shots on target – 110

3. Borussia Dortmund – 46.3% of shots are on target

Total shots – 307 | Shots on target – 142

2. FC Barcelona – 48.3% of shots are on target

Total shots – 393 | Shots on target – 190

1. Manchester United – 48.6% of shots are on target

Total shots – 383 | Shots on target – 186