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|Expected Goals per game||2.29||1.74|
|Expected Goals against per game||0.56||1.69|
|Total Shots Ratio||0.77||0.51|
|Shots on Target Ratio||0.81||0.45|
|Shots per game||16.71||13.71|
|Shots against per game||5.00||13.14|
So far this season, Morton has produced some of the funnest football played in the Scottish Championship. In seven matches they have taken 96 shots & have allowed 92. Only Rangers have taken more shots & only Alloa have allowed more. Clearly, though, Morton can not take their usual approach against Rangers or they might give up 25-30 shots. Morton will look to defend & they may look awkward doing so because clearly it’s not their thing.
Morton Players to Watch
Denny Johnstone – the 20-year old striker, on loan from Birmingham City, has been thriving so far for Morton. He has 15 shots, six shots on target & two goals this season. Three of those shots have been headers & 60% of his shots come from High Danger or Very High Danger areas.
Stefan McCluskey – the journeyman winger has gotten off to a very productive start to the season with a goal & two assists. Of Morton’s eight goals, McCluskey has played a direct role in 38% of them. He also averages 2.31 shots per 90 minutes.
Romario Sabajo – the 26 year old Dutch winger is finally beginning to see some minutes for Morton & has produced when given the chance. He has appeared in four matches & has played 118 minutes. In those limited minutes he has five shots & an assist.
Derek Gaston – statistically the best goalkeeper in the Championship has been Morton’s Derek Gaston. Of the 30 shots on target that he has faced, only three have beaten him for a goal. His Expected Goals Against is 4.11 which translates to a league best -1.11 Goals Minus Expected Goals statistic. Of the shots on target that he has faced, 47% have come from High/Very High Danger zones. Wes Foderingham has faced eleven shots on target & three have gotten by him. Of the shots on target that he has faced, only 36% have come form High/Very High Danger zones. Note: penalties & own goals are not factored into these stats.
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