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Dayotchanculle Upamecano vs Sven Bender – Bundesliga – 2017/2018

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Dayotchanculle Upamecano


Sven Bender


Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 30.05.2018


Dayotchanculle Upamecano vs Sven Bender. 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 Dayotchanculle Upamecano and Sven Bender 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


Sven Bender played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Dayotchanculle Upamecano did — 29 to 28.
Bender played more minutes than Upamecano – 2350 to 2265.
Dayotchanculle Upamecano has recorded 2 tackles per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 4.52), which is more than Sven Bender’s 1.8 tackles per match (EFRating = 4.06).
Upamecano has managed to get 4.9 clearances per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 3.11), which is more than Sven Bender’s 4 clearances per match (EFRating = 2.54).
Sven Bender has 0.7 blocks per match in Bundesliga (EFRating = 4.90), compared to Dayotchanculle Upamecano’s 0.3 (EFRating = 2.10).
Upamecano provided more Bundesliga interceptions, he has managed to get 2 interceptions per match (EFRating = 5.45), 0.3 more than Sven Bender did (EFRating = 4.64).
In Bundesliga, Sven Bender has 0.3 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.67), while Dayotchanculle Upamecano has 0.5 dribbled past per match (EFRating = 1.00).
Dayotchanculle Upamecano won more offsides in Bundesliga, he won 1.1 offsides per match (EFRating = 5.00), 0.6 more than Sven Bender did (EFRating = 2.27).
In Bundesliga, Bender has 0.7 fouls per match (EFRating = 1.43), while Upamecano has 1.1 fouls per match (EFRating = 0.91).

Based on the analysis above, Dayotchanculle Upamecano is clearly the king of 4 defensive categories (tackles per match, interceptions per match, clearances per match and offside won per match).

Sven Bender is the king of 3 defensive categories (dribbled past per match, blocks per match and fouls per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Dayotchanculle Upamecano seems like the easy pick over Sven Bender as the superior defender in Bundesliga.


Player Dayotchanculle Upamecano Sven Bender
EFRating 22.09 21.51


Dayotchanculle Upamecano
Dayotchanculle Upamecano

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