Matchday 31, Lecce 2-1 Lazio: Statistical Analysis

Lecce vs Lazio
Lecce vs Lazio

In Matchday 31 of the 2019/20 Serie ALazio were defeated 2-1 by Lecce at the Stadio Via del Mare. Below, a statistical analysis of the game between the Biancocelesti and the Giallorossi.

 

Expected Goals (xG) Step Plot

Lecce vs Lazio, Expected Goals (xG) Step Plot, Source- @TacticsPlatform
Lecce vs Lazio, Expected Goals (xG) Step Plot, Source- @TacticsPlatform

The diagram above represents a summary of all simulations. The y-axis represents the cumulative xG (how many goals should be scored) and the x-axis represents time. 

  • Lazio: cumulative xG of 1.88
  • Lecce: cumulative xG of 2.70

In addition, the diagram above summarizes every shot taken by each club. Each shot is represented by a step and the height of the step measures the xG outcome of that shot; the higher the step, the more likely that the shot taken should have been converted. 

  • Lazio: 22 total shots, 9 shots on target
  • Lecce: 15 total shots, 3 shots on target

Furthermore, a dot with a name on the ‘Expected Goals Step Plot’ represents when a goal was scored and who the goal was scored by. 

  • Goalscorers (in order): Felipe Caicedo, Khouma Babacar, Fabio Lucioni

Finally, the colored bar in the top left of the diagram shows the probability of each club winning the match or a draw occurring.

  • Lazio: 21%
  • Lecce: 59%
  • Draw: 20%.

Outcome Probability Bar Chart

Lecce vs Lazio, Outcome Probability Bar Chart, Source- @TacticsPlatform
Lecce vs Lazio, Outcome Probability Bar Chart, Source- @TacticsPlatform

The charts in the diagram above are a summary of a 10,000-time simulation of the probability of how many goals each side should have scored and the actual number of goals each side scored.

  • Lazio: most likely to score 2 goals, actually scored 1 goal
  • Lecce: most likely to score 3 goals, actually scored 2 goals

Pass Network Plot & Shot Location Plot

Lecce vs Lazio, Pass Network Plot & Shot Location Plot, Source- @TacticsPlatform
Lecce vs Lazio, Pass Network Plot & Shot Location Plot, Source- @TacticsPlatform

The diagram above firstly shows the number of passes completed by each side in the match.

  • Lazio: 565 passes with an 82.3% accuracy rate
  • Lecce: 405 passes with an 81% accuracy rate

Secondly, the diagram outlines the most active players for each team. Each player is represented by a node; the size of each node denotes the number of touches each player had.

  • Lazio’s most active players on the ball: Acerbi, Patric, Luis Alberto, Lucas Leiva, Radu
  • Lecce’s most active players on the ball: Petriccione, Barak, Donati, Calderoni, Lucioni

Thirdly, the diagram indicates the pass connections between teammates. These connections are the shaded grey lines throughout the plots; the size and shade of the line between players indicates the frequency of a pass connection. It is important to note that the direction of each connection is not shown. These connections are outlined in light blue (Lazio) and blue (Lecce). 

  • Lazio’s top five connections: Strakosha-Acerbi, Radu-Acerbi, Acerbi-Lucas Leiva, Acerbi-Patric, Patric-Lazzari
  • Lecce’s top five connections: Lucioni-Donati, Donati-Petriccione, Petriccione-Falco, Petriccione-Barak, Barak-Calderoni

Finally, this diagram shows the coordinates of each shot. The shots are plotted as light grey dots while goals are plotted as dark blue dots. The size of each dot represents the xG; the bigger the dot, the higher the chance that this opportunity should have found the back of the net (been a dark blue dot). 

  • Lazio: 22 total shots, 9 shots on target
  • Lecce: 15 total shots, 3 shots on target