Benjamin Pavard vs David Abraham – Bundesliga – 2017/2018

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Benjamin Pavard


David Abraham


Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 02.06.2018


Benjamin Pavard vs David Abraham. The two fantastic defenders in Bundesliga, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Benjamin Pavard and David Abraham 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


Benjamin Pavard played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than David Abraham did — 34 to 27.
Pavard played more minutes than Abraham – 3060 to 2304.
Benjamin Pavard has recorded 1.6 tackles per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 3.61), which is more than David Abraham’s 1.5 tackles per match (EFRating = 3.39).
Pavard has managed to get 5.4 clearances per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 3.43), which is more than Abraham’s 5 clearances per match (EFRating = 3.17).
Benjamin Pavard has 1 block per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 7.00), compared to David Abraham’s 0.6 (EFRating = 4.20).
Pavard provided more Bundesliga interceptions, he has managed to get 2.1 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.73), 0.6 more than Abraham did (EFRating = 4.09).
In Bundesliga, David Abraham has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67), same like Benjamin Pavard (EFRating = 1.67).
David Abraham won more offsides in Bundesliga, he won 1.2 offsides per match (EFRating = 5.45), 0.7 more than Benjamin Pavard did (EFRating = 2.27).
In Bundesliga, Abraham has 0.4 fouls per match (EFRating = 2.50), while Pavard has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43).

Based on the analysis above, Benjamin Pavard is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match, clearances per match, and blocks per match).

David Abraham is the king of 2 defensive categories (fouls per match and offside won per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Benjamin Pavard seems like superior defender in Bundesliga.


Player Benjamin Pavard David Abraham
EFRating 25.14 24.47


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