Lazio’s Ciro Immobile is continuing to showcase his world-class prowess as a top goal-scorer.
The Italian forward currently leads the team in Serie A goals with 13, which should not be much of a surprise at this point in the season. More so, Immobile is inching closer and closer to Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s league-leading 15 goals.
Immobile is once again outperforming his expected goals (xG) figure, which is a model that evaluates goal-scoring chances. With 13 league goals and an 8.68 xG, the Lazio star is outperforming his xG number by a +4.32 figure.
As shown below, this tally for Immobile makes him the league-leader in Serie A play this season.
🇮🇹 Serie A's most clinical finishers
◉ Ciro Immobile: 13 goals, 8.68xG (+𝟒.𝟑𝟐)
◉ Mattia Destro: 9 goals, 5.18xG (+𝟑.𝟖𝟐)
◉ Luis Muriel: 11 goals, 7.54xG (+𝟑.𝟒𝟔)
◉ Domenico Berardi: 7 goals, 3.72xG (+𝟑.𝟐𝟖) pic.twitter.com/ZFk1JahBG2
— Matchday365 ⚽️ (@Matchday365) February 3, 2021
Overall, Immobile has scored nine open play goals this season.
Immobile is picking off where he left off from last season when he scored 36 goals and outperformed his xG figure by a 7.89 number.
This certainly could help one make a case that Immobile is among the more sound goal-scoring finishers in the game today.