Wolves struggle this season continues as the Premier League team lost their fourth match of the season against Brentford in game week five. Bruno Lage’s team has just won one game so far, and their biggest problem this season has been scoring goals. The team has only managed to find the back of the net on two occasions, and that too in their win over Watford.
Despite having a high XG in the league, the team struggle to score goals continues. What is the reason behind this goal-scoring drought? Let us take a look at some of the stats to know more about the team.
Wolves XG is 8.71 this season and is only less than four teams. The XG rate is high due to the shots attempted and attacks created by the team. The viz shows us that Wolves are only behind City and Liverpool for the shots attempted this season.
The above viz shows us the shot attempted on target by the Premier League teams. Wolves’ shot accuracy is less than 24% and is comparatively lesser than the teams who have taken more shots than Wolves or are closer to them in the list. The other teams ranked below Wolves in the list have attempted fewer shots comparatively.
The above viz is the shot map of the Wolves team of their previous match against Brentford. The players attempted 10 shots in the match and were unable to test the opposition keeper. 30% of the shots were attempted from inside the box and the other shots were long-range efforts. The accuracy rate was very low in this match.
Wolves players have attempted 79 shots this season. 41 shots were attempted from inside the opposition penalty area, and 38 shots were attempted from outside the opposition box.
Only Liverpool had more attempts on goal from outside the box than Wolves. Out of the 38 shots attempted, six were on target. This means that the accuracy rate is around 16% and is less than Wolves overall accuracy. These shots haven’t troubled the opposition keeper, and we can say that Wolves players wasted plenty of opportunities from outside the box. The team averages seven shots per game from outside the box.
Wolves main struggle this season is to find the back of the net under their new manager. Hwang Hee-Chan has been the only goal-scorer for Wolves this season and the other goal being an own goal. Raul Jimenez is yet to open his account after recovering from the head injury suffered last season. Adama Traore has been the main threat this season, but the Spanish international has struggled to score a goal. Bruno Lage and the Wolves fans will be expecting some goals from the players in their upcoming matches.