Bristol City signed Andreas Weimann from Derby County in 2018 to strengthen their attack. The Austrian is a former Aston Villa player and has experience in the Premier League. He only played seven matches for the Robins last season and was ruled out with injury in October last year. The forward recovered well and has featured in every game for his club in the 2021-22 season of the EFL Championship. What are the stats that makes him the top goal contributor for his team?
Bristol City usually play in a 3-5-2 formation. Andreas Weimann is one of the strikers up-front and he is supported by Chris Martin. The average position of the Austrian is towards the right side and is naturally a right forward player. Weimann has also dropped towards the centre of the circle and has operated on both the flanks. The player has tried to enter the opposition box mostly from the right side of the field.
From the heatmap, we observed his operating zones in the match. The player has attempted 20 shots so far this season. Most of his shots are from the right side and has attempted eight shots on target. Three goals have been scored from inside the opposition penalty box and one goal was scored from a very close range. Weimann attempted four shots from outside the box and scored a goal from a long-range effort. His xG rate for the season is 3.16.
When looking at the above chart, the general rule is that the longer the bar the better the performance – you can see the league average in the middle and the % is the percentile rank the player is in.
The forward has not only scored goals but has also provided two crucial contributions for scoring goals. He has two assists to his name and both the assists were provided in the same game against QPR. This means that the player averages an assist in every 5-6 games. In the above viz we can see that the passing accuracy is lower than more than half of the forward players in the league. Weimann has better stats in passing and progression than most of the other forward players in the league.
Weimann opened his account in the game week three in which Bristol City travelled to Reading. The Austrian scored two goals past the opponent and helped his team to earn their first victory of the season. The xG rate of the forward was 1.18 and he attempted three shots and all of them were on target. Weimann also attempted six dribbles to get past his opponents. He also managed to take six touches inside the opposition box.
Bristol City missed the forward player in most of the games last season because of a knee injury. He has recovered well and is looking like a threat in front of the goal. The team is dependent upon his experience and goal-scoring abilities. He is surely expected to score more goals in the upcoming matches.