Aleksandar Mitrovic vs Glenn Murray – A Statistical comparison
Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic and Brighton forward Glenn Murray are both a major source of goals to their team. Both strikers have started their campaign in good form as well. While Fulham have been poor overall, the Seagulls have been impressive in the early stages of the season.
The pair has so far played a crucial role in their respective teams’ season, chipping in with a lot of goals and proving to be the focal point of the team.
Mitrovic has picked up a total of 5 goals in 8 appearances this season and has come close on many other occasions. The Serbian forward has started the season in exceptional form and is proving to the Cottagers’ driving force up front.
Mitrovic has taken a total of 34 shots, of which 13 have been on target, averaging a shot success rate of 38%. The former Newcastle United striker has also hit the woodwork on 3 occasions and is guilty of missing 2 big chances.
He has proven to be extremely dominant in the air, with 3 of his 5 goals coming from set-pieces or crosses into the box. Mitrovic has also averaged a pass success rate of 75.5% in the Premier League this season. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
Glenn Murray, on the other hand, has been very consistent in his performances for the Seagulls over the last two years. For a striker playing in the Premier League at the age of 35, he has been extremely clinical in front of the goal.
The veteran forward has also picked up 5 goals in 8 appearances this season, though all of his goals have come via his feet. Murray has only been able to muster a total of 13 shots this season, with just 6 of them on target.
This means that the English forward’s conversion rate is a lot better than Mitrovic but the Serbian has more shots on target. Murray has averaged a 46% shot accuracy so far and has missed no big chances, but he has been poor with his passing. The Brighton striker has averaged a pass success rate of 57.9% in the league this season. (Stats courtesy – Premier League)
Both players have been phenomenal for their club and will definitely play a crucial role as the season goes on, but it seems like Mitrovic who slightly has the edge over Murray so far.