Head-to-Head: Aguero v Vardy
- 04 February 2016 11:10
- Posted by @kareem_kaddouri
With a top-of-the-table clash against Leicester coming up this Saturday, we pit the Premier League’s hottest strikers against each other in our latest head-to-head.
Sergio Aguero and Jamie Vardy have been a thorn in defences up and down the land all season, but who is winning the statistical battle ahead of arguably the biggest game so far this campaign?
Here are the results…
It’s been a prolific season for the two frontmen, but Vardy edges this category with 18 league goals from 24 games – Kun has 13, but from just 16 starts.
Goals per game ratio:
Aguero has played seven fewer Premier League games than Vardy so Kun comes on top when looking at the goals scored per games played!
Goals inside the box:
Vardy takes the points again here with an impressive 13 of his 18 league goals coming from inside the area, whereas Aguero has netted his strikes from a wide variety of positions.
As mentioned earlier both players have been on fire this season and this is demonstrated by the accuracy of their shooting.
Curiously, both Aguero and Vardy have the exact same accuracy percentage when it comes to shooting and therefore share this category.
In the modern game a striker has to contribute with more than goals and Aguero has been consistent with his passing to ensure City attacking movements are in full flow!
The best strikers need to be selfish at times – it’s their job to score goals, not make them after all. Vardy has created two goals for his team-mates in 24 games while Sergio has made three from his 17 appearances.
Both Aguero and Vardy are strikers any Premier League side would be delighted to have among their starting line-up. Both are having excellent campaigns and, chances are, whoever finishes stronger may help their team to the Premier League title.
Hopefully, that will be the man in sky blue rather than the one in dark blue…