Nico Elvedi vs Niklas Sule – Bundesliga – 2018/2019

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Nico Elvedi


Niklas Sule

Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 24.06.2019

Nico Elvedi
Nico Elvedi

We all have favorite defenders. Either because they play in our favorite football team, because the way they play the game suits our eyes or because of what they have accomplished. Obviously, and Football being such a passionate sport, more often than not, football fans tend to be constantly against each other, trying to demonstrate that their favorite football player is the best and nobody can outplay him.

Football is a universal language, that can inspire discussion between people from all parts of the globe. The debate that can inspire an opinion from just about any football fan around the globe concerns the relative merits of Nico Elvedi and Niklas Sule.

Nico Elvedi vs Niklas Sule. The two fantastic defenders in Bundesliga, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Nico Elvedi and Niklas Sule 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

Niklas Sule played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Nico Elvedi did — 31 to 30.
Sule played more minutes than Elvedi – 2652 to 2626.
Nico Elvedi has recorded 1.4 tackles per match in Bundesliga, which is more than Niklas Sule’s 0.9 tackles per match.
Elvedi has managed to get 4.3 clearances per match in Bundesliga, which is more than Sule’s 2.6 clearances per match.
Niklas Sule has 0.4 blocks per match in Bundesliga, which is the same like Nico Elvedi.
Elvedi provided more Bundesliga interceptions, he has managed to get 1.6 interceptions per match, 0.3 more than Sule did.
In Bundesliga, Nico Elvedi has 0.3 dribbled past per match, while Niklas Sule has 0.2 dribbled past per match.
Nico Elvedi won more offsides in Bundesliga, he won 0.8 offsides per match, 0.4 more than Niklas Sule did.
In Bundesliga, Sule has 0.5 fouls per match, while Elvedi has 0.6 fouls per match.

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

Niklas Sule is the king of 2 defensive categories (dribbled past per match and fouls per match).

The final score is 4-2, with one tie.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Nico Elvedi seems like superior defender in Bundesliga.

Player Nico Elvedi Niklas Sule
Status Winner Loser

Nico Elvedi or Niklas Sule: Which defender would you want in your side?


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