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Dries Mertens vs Andrea Belotti – Serie A – 2017/2018

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Dries Mertens


Andrea Belotti


Position: Forward

Serie A – 2017/2018

Statistical Analysis

Date: 02.08.2018


Dries Mertens vs Andrea Belotti. The two fantastic forwards in Serie A, but who has performed better in 2017/18 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Dries Mertens and Andrea Belotti in five offensive categories:

  • Goals
  • Assists
  • Shots per match
  • Key passes per match
  • Dribbles per match

Dries Mertens played more games in 2017/18 season for his team than Andrea Belotti did — 38 to 32.
Mertens played more minutes than Belotti – 3013 to 2672.
In Serie A, Dries Mertens has scored 18 goals (EFRating = 6.30), while Andrea Belotti has scored 10 goals (EFRating = 3.50).
Dries Mertens has created 6 assists in Serie A (EFRating = 1.14), which is more than Andrea Belotti’s 4 assists (EFRating = 0.76).
In Serie A, Dries Mertens has completed 3.4 shots per match (EFRating = 3.28), while Andrea Belotti has completed only 2.7 (EFRating = 2.61).
Mertens has recorded 1.5 key passes per match in Serie A (EFRating = 3.38), compared to Belotti’s 1.0 (EFRating = 2.25).
In Serie A, Dries Mertens has completed 1.1 dribbles per match (EFRating = 1.90), while Andrea Belotti has completed only 0.8 (EFRating = 1.38).

Based on the analysis above, Dries Mertens is clearly the king of 5 offensive categories (goals, assists, shots per match , key passes per match and dribbles per match).


In conclusion, with all the statistics, Dries Mertens seems like the easy pick over Andrea Belotti as the superior offensive player in Serie A.


Player Dries Mertens Andrea Belotti
EFRating 16.00 10.50


Dries Mertens
Dries Mertens

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