Rangers xG Report: Jason Holt shows them how it’s done

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written by – Rangers Report

xG v Dumbarton (1)

The size of the circle reflects the total of Expected Goals for each player.

Player Shots xG
James Tavernier 5 0.69
Jason Holt 2 0.35
Nicky Clark 3 0.32
Martyn Waghorn 4 0.22
Nathan Oduwa 1 0.19
Jordan Thompson 1 0.19
Rob Kiernan 1 0.06
Lee Wallace 1 0.06
Andy Halliday 1 0.06
  • While the Rangers shot totals were dominated by James Tavernier, it’s Jason Holt who once again synced dangerous shot opportunities with actual goals.  Holt just seems to find himself, with space, in the heart of the penalty box whenever he gets shots on goal.  For his goal. he channeled his inner-Ally McCoist with the ultimate opportunity on the doorstep of the goal.
  • Nicky Clark made the most of his 90 minutes with two of his three shots coming from High Danger areas.
  • Martyn Waghorn had four shots but less Expected Goals than Jason Holt’s two shots?  That’s not what you expect from your primary striker in comparison to a central midfielder.

xG per shot v Dumbarton

The above graph features shots along the vertical axis & xG per shot runs along the horizontal.  The larger the circle, the greater the total xG.

  • Nine of Martyn Waghorn’s last ten shots have come from outside the penalty area.  Yes, he has scored two splendid goals from here in the past couple of games but, is that really sustainable?  Waghorn is at his best when he is creating havoc in the heart of the penalty box, not on the perimeter of play.
  • There was some serious Jordan Thompson love in the air on Tuesday night & for the second time in his two matches he generated a shot from a High Danger area.

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