Thiago Alcántara vs Axel Witsel – Bundesliga – 2018/2019

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Thiago Alcántara


Axel Witsel

Position: Midfielder

Bundesliga – 2018/2019

Statistical Analysis

Date: 07.09.2019

Thiago Alcántara
Thiago Alcántara

We all have favorite midfielders. 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 Thiago Alcántara and Axel Witsel.

Thiago Alcántara vs Axel Witsel. The two fantastic midfielders in Bundesliga, but who has performed better in 2018/19 season?

Therefore we have made an analysis of the statistics achieved by Thiago Alcántara and Axel Witsel in five passing categories:

  • Assists
  • Key passes per match
  • Passes per match
  • Pass success percentage
  • Crosses past per match

Axel Witsel played more games in 2018/19 season for his team than Thiago Alcántara did — 33 to 30.
Witsel played more minutes than Alcántara – 2873 to 2409.
Thiago Alcántara has 6 assists in Bundesliga, which is more than Axel Witsel’s only one assist.
Alcántara has recorded 1.3 key passes per match in Bundesliga, compared to Witsel’s 0.5.
Thiago Alcántara has created 83.6 passes per match in Bundesliga, which is more than Axel Witsel’s 72.8
In Bundesliga, Witsel has completed 93.1% of his passes, while Alcántara has completed 91.8%.
Thiago Alcántara has recorded 0.5 crosses per match in Bundesliga

Based on the analysis above, Thiago Alcántara is clearly the king of 4 passing categories (assists, key passes per match, passes per match and crosses per match).

Axel Witsel is the king of one passing category (pass success percentage).

The final score is 4-1.
In conclusion, with all the statistics, Thiago Alcántara seems like the superior passer in Bundesliga.

Player Thiago Alcántara Axel Witsel
Status Winner Loser

Thiago Alcántara or Axel Witsel: Which midfielder would you want in your side?


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