Euro Football Rumours
La Liga – 2017/2018
Bernardo Espinosa vs David López. The two fantastic defenders in La Liga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?
Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Bernardo Espinosa and David López in seven defensive categories:
- Tackles per match
- Clearances per match
- Blocks per match
- Interceptions per match
- Dribbled past per match
- Offside won per match
- Fouls per match
David López played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Bernardo Espinosa did — 37 to 34.
López played more minutes than Espinosa – 3330 to 2869.
David López has recorded 1.8 tackles per match in La Liga (EFRating = 4.06), which is more than Bernardo Espinosa’s 1.1 tackles per match (EFRating = 2.48).
Espinosa has managed to get 5 clearances per match in La Liga (EFRating = 3.17), which is more than David López’s 4.2 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.67).
López has 0.7 blocks per match in La Liga (EFRating = 4.90), compared to Espinosa’s 0.6 (EFRating = 4.20).
Bernardo Espinosa provided more La Liga interceptions, he has managed to get 1.9 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.18), 0.1 more than David López did (EFRating = 4.91).
In La Liga, Espinosa has 0.4 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.25), while López has 0.7 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 0.71).
Bernardo Espinosa won more offsides in La Liga, he won 1.1 offsides per match (EFRating = 5.00), 0.5 more than David López did (EFRating = 2.73).
In La Liga, Bernardo Espinosa has 1.2 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.83), same like David López (EFRating = 0.83).
Based on the analysis above, Bernardo Espinosa is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (interceptions per match, clearances per match, dribbled past per match and offside won per match).
David López is the king of 2 defensive categories (tackles per match and blocks per match).
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Bernardo Espinosa seems like superior defender in La Liga.
|Player||Bernardo Espinosa||David López|