Stats show Spurs star has blown Sergio Aguero out of water in 2015
After a slow start to the season, Tottenham striker Harry Kane has enjoyed a brilliant 2015 so far
As the Premier League’s golden boot race hots up, two of the top contenders go head-to-head on Sunday when Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to White Hart Lane.
Opta-powered fantasy football game www.oulala.com focused their attention on two players that have netted 41 Premier League goals between them, Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero, to see how they have measured up throughout the season as they battle it out for the golden boot.
City’s Aguero began the season on fire. The Argentine hit 14 goals in 15 games before the turn of the year which equated to a goal every 75 minutes. The 26-year-old had a 19 per cent strike-rate and enjoyed a shot accuracy of 61 per cent.
At Spurs, Kane had a slower start to his season, having to make do with late cameo appearances in the Premier League up until November. The 21-year-old scored five goals in 15 games in the first half of the season, a goal every 181 minutes. A 14 per cent strike-rate and 50 per cent shot accuracy saw Kane trail Aguero in every area.
However, in 2015, it has been a very different story.
Kane has gone on to blow Aguero out of the water this year. The Spurs striker has netted 15 goals in 15 appearances at a rate of a goal every 89 minutes. This has seen his strike-rate improve to 27 per cent in 2015 and his shot accuracy also rise to 68 per cent.
In 2015, Aguero’s goal-scoring form has dropped dramatically. With only seven goals in 14 games, the City forward’s minutes per goal has fallen to a goal every 159 minutes. Aguero’s strike-rate has reduced to 13 per cent with his shot accuracy also falling to 44 per cent.
The bookmakers have Aguero as the clear odds-on favourite to take the golden boot at the end of the season, seemingly due to the one goal advantage he has over Kane. Judging by the huge swing in form could the experts be wrong?
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