Bristol City are currently 18th in the 2021-22 EFL Championship points table. They may have scored 49 goals this season, but they have also been rubbish defensively, having let in 69 goals – the third-worst in the entire division. One player who cannot be blamed for having a bad season is the Austrian Andreas Weimann. He is currently fourth on the league’s goalscoring list behind only Mitrovic, Solanke, and Diaz, having netted 18 times for Bristol. It is also by far his career-best season.
Andreas Weimann has scored 18 goals for Bristol City at a rate of 0.43 goals per game. He is also outperforming his xG output of 0.29 goals per game. Weimann takes 1.59 shots per game, of which 51% end up being on target. He attempts 1.82 dribbles per game, and he has a dribble success rate of 61%. He has provided assists at a rate of 0.19 per game. Just like with xG, Weimann is also outperforming on his xA output of 0.12 per game.
Seen in the above visual is the shot map of Andreas Weimann. Only two out of Weimann’s 18 goals for Bristol City this season have come from outside the box. He has missed a few big goal-scoring opportunities, as seen with the fairly big orange and red circles. Weimann has taken 71 shots so far this season, meaning he is scoring at a very efficient rate of one every four shots (3.94 to be precise). He will certainly hope this continues for the rest of the season.
Seen above are the pass sonar, xT map, and the xT timeline of Andreas Weimann. Weimann is regularly the best threat creator for Bristol City. He frequently generates an xT value of over 0.5 throughout a match. On some occasions, he also surpasses 1.0. Weimann primarily creates threats from the right wing in the final third. He also cuts and drifts inside regularly. As seen on the left, some of his left sideways passes into the penalty box generate more xT than his forward passes. In addition to his 18 goals, he has also registered nine assists in this campaign. So he has a very high chance to finish the season with double-digit assists.
Andreas Weimann has been phenomenal for Bristol City this season. His supporting cast has also done the job occasionally. However, if Bristol are to finish the season strongly, they must tighten up their backline.