Bernardo Espinosa vs David López – La Liga – 2017/2018

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Bernardo Espinosa


David López


Position: Centre-back

La Liga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 04.06.2018


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
EFRating 22.12 20.82


Bernardo Espinosa
Bernardo Espinosa

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